Does muscle soreness mean you've had a good workout? 3 weeks ago

Does muscle soreness mean you've had a good workout?

Feeling sore isn't always a sign of a workout

Most of us assume that there's one way to tell that you've just completed a really good workout: feeling a little bit crap.

When you've just done a proper cardio workout you expect to be red in the face, out of breath, maybe even a little bit sick and feeling some aches in your muscles.

But do those physical sensations actually indicate a proper workout?


According to personal trainer Ben Carpenter, the progress you make from a workout is significantly more to do with the long term, rather than whether you're sore immediately after.