Muscle soreness after workout

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7 Oct 2016 - General

After participating in some kind of strenuous physical activity, particularly something new to your body, it is common to experience muscle soreness.
Exercise physiologists refer to the gradually increasing discomfort that occurs between 24 and 48 hours after activity as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and occurs when the muscle is performing an eccentric or a lengthening contraction. Examples of this would be running downhill or the lengthening portion of a bicep curl.
No one is immune to muscle soreness. Exercise neophytes and body builders alike experience delayed onset muscle soreness.
The big problem is with people that aren't very fit and go out and try these things; they get all excited to start a new class and the instructors don't tell them that they might get sore.
To them they might feel very sore, and because they aren't familiar with it, they might worry that they've hurt themselves. Then they won't want to do it again.
Letting them know it's OK to be sore may help them work through that first few days without being discouraged.


Theekshana Abayawickrama I thought the same but basically since DOMS comes with microtrauma to muscles which is source for the soreness inflammation is therefore involved. Marinelle Castro's mention on slow progression in adapting to a new exercise regimen is important. This is why people train before running marathons. They st...
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Muscle soreness after workout can almost always be expected following a session in the gym. That's why I hate missing out on visits for more than a week because I know I will pay for it when I get back. When you workout regularly, you feel less and less sore after, unless your program is altered and you begin to exercise a different muscle group. Just last week, my trainer focused so much on my biceps and triceps, I hated him for two days. When the muscles are sore, they're also a little...
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According to the American College of Sports Medicine, slow progression in adapting a new exercise regimen may help in reducing the severity of delayed onset muscle soreness. This gives ample time for the muscle to adapt to the new stresses that it will go through. However, it is unlikely that the soreness can be avoided. Also, it is important to give time for muscles to recover in between strenuous activities. There are conflicting evidences regarding the preventive capacity of stretching and wa...
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Exercise produces microtearing of muscles. Tissue repair then follows to synthesize and promote muscle growth. Repeated cycles of exercise and microtearing leads to muscle hypertrophy after 3 weeks of consistent physical activity. DOMS signifies excessive microtearing after a hard workout. It is physiologic. There is no cause of worry unless cardinal signs of inflammation - redness, heat, swelling, excessive pain, and loss of function- is present that could signify a strain. DOMS varies with tra...
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Muscle soreness is a common condition after strenuous or unusual physical exercise. It is the cause that stops many people from physical exercise after the first day. Usually when some people with sedentary lifestyle or obesity try to do some exercise to reduce their weight, are attacked by muscle soreness. Because their muscle is not familiar with the extent of stretches and may be torn. These is a normal phenomenon and there is nothing to fear. To avoid the pain, follow the rule, "start l...
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DOMS appears to be caused by trauma to your muscle fibers, but it’s not a definitive measure of muscle damage. In fact, a certain degree of soreness seems to be necessary. When muscles repair themselves, they get larger and stronger than before so that (muscle soreness) doesn’t happen again. Some muscle trauma is needed to stimulate protein production and muscle growth. That is true that usually it takes up to 3 days until you feel muscle soreness. Lets say for example you are running everyday f...
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According to American College of Sports Medicine, DOMS is defined as soreness that develops 12-24 hours after exercise .This differentiates DOMS from acute muscle soreness which occurs right after the exercise.DOMS is said to peak between 24-72 hours after the exercise which is quite an interval of onset of severe soreness. The usual exercise that are associated with DOMS are : • Strength training exercise
• Walking down hills
• Jogging
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Well, this is new to me.I used to believe that muscle soreness is due to acute inflammation of the muscle in order to repair injured and broken muscle fibers. When a person engages in strenuous activity, there is damage to muscle fibers to a certain extent. 6-12 hours following the activity, there is acute inflammation around these muscle fibers in an attempt to repair the damaged tissue. Just like the inflammation that happens when you have a skin injury. I thought the pain is due to this proce...
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