muscle soreness only after 2 to 3 days
- 08-09-2013, 07:13 AM
- 08-09-2013, 08:01 AM
It's normal and called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS for short. It happens to all lifters. Enjoy the pain as its weakness leaving the body! Lol
- 08-09-2013, 08:46 AM
It eventually gets better (lessens) as you get more acclimated to a program and the frequency you use.
What is kinda funny is, I have been at this for over 20 years and I do not think there has been a certain body part/area that has not felt some kind of recovering soreness over that time. Especially after a heavy squat session.
08-09-2013, 09:02 AM
I was worried for a while. Thank you very much. I'm still new to all of this.
08-09-2013, 10:30 AM
Well, there is a difference between muscle soreness from usage and actual injury. DOMS is just a muscle soreness that effects most of the muscle of a given body part (and can be kinda painful at times). Injury on the other hand has pain, but many times (not always) effects joints/tendons/ligaments and can be a much sharper movement style pain. I have had DOMS in my hams bad enough at times, where it is quite hard to navigate stairs or bend over to pick up a pencil.
This is another reason for recovery W/O's. (lighter moves, say squats, BP's rows etc. where you just get some extra blood flow into the areas, but not using any kind of heavy working weight. Like a flushing workout. It can help to alleviate DOMS to some degree.
08-09-2013, 02:02 PM
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