• What are DOMS? Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

    DOMS, or delayed onset of muscle soreness, is that pain you feel in your muscles 24-72 hours after a workout. It’s thought to be caused by the micro-tears in the muscle which in turn make the muscle bigger and stronger and the soreness is a side effect of the repairing process. The soreness (DOMS) is not caused by excess Lactic Acid. That’s a myth. What does seem to cause this soreness is any exercise/muscle stress that is outside of your normal activity range. Even super fit people can get DOMS if they go beyond how they are used to training. Eventually your body will adapt to the stress you’re putting on…