Suffering from sore muscles the day after a heavy gym session?
Did you find getting out of bed was tough this morning? You did have leg day a couple days ago at the gym, right?
But showering this morning was hard too. You dropped the bar of soap and there was no way you were going to pick that up. That can stay there until tomorrow.
Maybe today you’ll take the elevator because those stairs sound like torture.
Sounds like someone has a case of DOMS.
No, this is not a disease you need to get checked out.
This is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. This is that stiff, sore feeling after doing a strenuous workout and it plagues everybody.
And it’s the worst. It takes you from feeling strong and on top of the world, having just conquered those last few sets of the heavy weights…
…to being a snivelling toddler who has trouble sitting down on the toilet.
DOMS isn’t just a beginner’s affliction. Even seasoned athletes get cases of extreme muscle soreness the day after. Many even experience DOMS up to 72 hours after the workout was completed, which could leave you confused about why your arms are too sore to shampoo your own head.
While DOMS is a real thing, it doesn’t have to be a real downer. You work through the muscle aches and learn to master it.
We want to give you all the info about sore muscles, dish all the good “goss” about DOMS. We’ll teach you the science behind it, how to prevent it, and how to work through that annoying muscle pain after a workout.