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26 Jul 2006

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I've been weight training a while and find my recovery remarkable compared to the first couple of weeks. I found this answer particularly interesting since I hardly ever get "stiff / sore muscles anymore, and find it almost impossible to obtain the "burn" while training. I adapt the weights that I lift sporadically. If my last repitions become "possible" - I will increase the weights to make it almost 'Impossible" untill my body has adjusted. I've recently found that especially my arms feel stiff the following day when I train my upper body. I never miss a training session and has not dramatically increased my weights. If the muscle becomes stronger, why would I suddenly start having stiff muscles? I can understand that they could be stiff if I changed my routine or increased the weights dramatically, but for my arms that is not the case.

The only dramatic change I've made to my training routine is increasing cardio in running longer distances daily. Could this have an effect?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Yena,

Perhaps the increased cardio workouts (running) could deplete your total available glycogen stores and thereby make your arms work "harder" than normal - even at the same workload. Are you eating enough to sustain your energy levels?

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