Us avid weightlifters are a funny bunch. Rather than avoiding pain at all costs (like most “normal” people), we strive to hurt every time we enter the gym. In fact, we absolutely love to wake up the following morning feeling tight, stiff, and sore in whatever body parts we trained the day before. The problem is that the more time one spends pumping iron, the harder it gets to manifest muscle soreness. 

Here are seven sure-fire ways to make darn sure you wake up nice and sore after your next muscle-blasting workout.