Weightlifting & Exercise/Muscle Growth

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If muscles do not hurt after a workout. This means they are not getting bigger?

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That is not always true, it has a lot to do with the workout and what your goals are and how new the exercise is to you.  There are plenty of times my clients finish a full workout and are not sore, but feel like they put forth maximum effort.

Here are a few blog posts that may help:

http://completely-fit.com/blog/2203/working-harder-isnt-always-smarter/

http://completely-fit.com/blog/1281/rpe-rate-of-perceived-exertion/

Good luck with your training  

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I am the owner of the Completely Fit personal training company located in Mt. Airy, Maryland. My company offers one-on-one, online and group fitness training services, sports performance and team training, weight education classes and healthy lifestyle seminars. Before starting my own company I taught health and physical education for 10 years. I have been the featured speaker on topics such as fitness and exercise, proper nutrition and health awareness. I graduated from Edinboro University with a degree in education specializing in athletic training. I gained my NATA certification in 1994. I also maintain certifications as a personal trainer with NCSF & NSPA, as a performance enhancement specialist with NASM, as well as an exercise development specialist and a nutrition specialist. Calling on my experience with college athletes and teaching middle school students, I decided to use my knowledge to educate the general public on the benefits of physical fitness and healthy eating habits. I enjoy working with people and helping them achieve each and every one of their goals. Completely Fit offers services to everyone, from beginners to professional athletes.

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