The Truth About Delayed Onset Muscles Soreness (DOMS)

Notice a painful soreness that would sometimes hinder your movement after a day two of your Impulse or gym training? This painful soreness is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). This condition of soreness can be excruciating for some, whilst soothing to others (usually after you had a good workout!)

What is DOMS?

When you work out, you are actually creating “tears” in your muscles. During eccentric contractions, your muscle filaments are strained to their limits – and sometimes beyond. The resulting damage effectively eliminates the weakest links in your muscles, so that they will be stronger once they are repaired.

Why DOMS occurred in our body?

Simply put, DOMS occurs because of the torn or damaged muscles. Your damaged muscles are recovering and healing themselves. The damaged muscles come back stronger when they’re repaired.

How to overcome DOMS?

There are no certain ways of avoiding DOMS because as mentioned previously, the muscles need healing. However, there are ways to ease the pain from hurting so much. A few ways of helping you recover from DOMS are:

  • Spray and rub Magnesium oil on target muscles up to 20 minutes before and right after Impulse training.
  • Rest and avoid doing strenuous activities that could damage your muscles even more. This is why a gap of 2 to 3 days before your next Impulse training would give you time to get better.
  • Eat enough nutrients and vitamins such as multi-vitamin tablets that will aid in the healing process.
  • Apply ice (ice treatment) on the areas where it is sore.

Written by Aishar

Edited by Bill, Carol

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