Here’s a line that every fitness enthusiast has heard at least once in their lifetime: ‘can you feel the burn?’

Now let me dish this out to you up straight — this one is not endorsed by any fitness sciences, rather by, as I like to call it —’bro-sciences’. The glorification of working out till you feel the ‘burn’ can also be attributed to fancy social media posts. The line sounds catchy, feels legit, and often motivational. I don’t blame people who fall for it. It’s convincing, also because it feels tangible — I worked out so hard that I felt my muscles burn! It must have been a good workout — which is what makes it almost psychologically undeniable as a good measure of workout.

Read the full post written by me for THE DNA that demystifies the myth, using pure science and facts


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