It Will Happen to You An unavoidable part of any wellness journey is the reality of dealing with muscle pain. Pain is not a random occurrence. Pain is an effect of your workout and it shows up in predictable and treatable patterns. You’re at the gym and it’s leg day. You finish a set of squats, stand straight up, and feel your gluts burning and tightening. You can already tell you’re going to be stiff and sore in the morning and when you wake up, getting out of bed becomes a ridiculous challenge. Repetitive muscle actions, especially load-bearing actions, (addition of weights) can mean the tightening of fascia, or connective muscle tissue. When fascia tightens, it limits flexibility and affects your overall strength.