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    Weight lifters?

    Any weight lifters out here?

    I知 back in the gym after a two year involuntary break. I知 sore to the touch with the lactic acid build up from lifting. It hurts so good! I missed that kind of soreness.

    I知 also losing some of my abdominal insulation. I was struggling to tightened my belt on the first hole. Now I知 up to the third hole and my pants are getting loose and I知 wearing jeans I haven稚 worn in a couple years. One of the disadvantages of multiple surgeries in a short time frame- sedentary lifestyle.

    My advantage is that I致e lifted since I was in the Air Force (1979) so I know what works for me so I知 making the gains I want pretty quickly. I also had the advantage of working out with a former world class power lifter when I was in the AF so I learned a lot from him. Also, muscles have a memory and will get back to their last size about 60% faster than a person training for the first time. I joined the Air Force weighing in at 135 lbs at 5 7. I now average 175 without the extra insulation.

    I知 a sore happy camper.

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    I've recently started to head back to the gym - I have about 20 lbs to lose, and I figured I'd do it while the wife is putting on weight for the baby. So far, I'm just swimming laps, though. With 2 bad knees and asthma, its the only aerobic exercise I have left.

    I'll head back into weight liftin soon. Although, I also have a back issue. So, I can't lift weights that put downward pressure on my spine. Luckily, there are many of these new seated weight machines where U push the weights in different directions. So, there is still stuff I can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    Any weight lifters out here?

    I知 back in the gym after a two year involuntary break. I知 sore to the touch with the lactic acid build up from lifting. It hurts so good! I missed that kind of soreness.
    I was a personal trainer for a few years before I moved to NC and got into real estate. Does that count?

    BTW, it's not lactic acid that's causing your soreness to the touch. Lactic acid leaves the body very rapidly, usually less than an hour after you exercise. What you're experiencing is D.O.M.S. (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). When you lift weights, you are breaking down the muscle and creating microscopic tears in the muscle. Unfortunately during the healing process, an amino acid called hydroxyproline leaks into these tears, and that is what is causing the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    I was a personal trainer for a few years before I moved to NC and got into real estate. Does that count?

    BTW, it's not lactic acid that's causing your soreness to the touch. Lactic acid leaves the body very rapidly, usually less than an hour after you exercise. What you're experiencing is D.O.M.S. (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). When you lift weights, you are breaking down the muscle and creating microscopic tears in the muscle. Unfortunately during the healing process, an amino acid called hydroxyproline leaks into these tears, and that is what is causing the pain.
    Thanks. I didn't know that. Either way. It hurts so good.

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    Talking Wow, you sound like ya know your stuff ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Does that count?

    BTW, it's not lactic acid that's causing your soreness to the touch. Lactic acid leaves the body very rapidly, usually less than an hour after you exercise. What you're experiencing is D.O.M.S. (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). When you lift weights, you are breaking down the muscle and creating microscopic tears in the muscle. Unfortunately during the healing process, an amino acid called hydroxyproline leaks into these tears, and that is what is causing the pain.

    Were you really a Personal Trainer or ... did you just stay in a Holiday Inn Express Last night ? :smt003 :smt003

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustycompass View Post
    Were you really a Personal Trainer or ... did you just stay in a Holiday Inn Express Last night ? :smt003 :smt003
    Damn! You're on to me!

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