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What have I done to myself or what have I doms to myself?


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Yesterday, I was out doing the rounds of point gathering. Dropped by to do the trivia questions and I get this one:

The morning after an intense workout, you start feeling quite sore. You notice that you feel this way up to 72 hours after your workout, but then you feel as good as new. Which type of muscle soreness are you experiencing?

* Long-Term Muscle Soreness
* Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
* None of the Above

I'm somewhat sure it's Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness but just to be completely sure, I looked around and found: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/fitness_articles.asp?
id=1568


Now what makes this a little funny was I was suffering a really bad case of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) at the time. I've got to remember to do some squats or something even on weeks that I don't do much anything else. Monday's class (after more than a week off for me) was squats, walking lunges across the room, pushups, walking lunges across the room, squats... We went back and forth. It all felt fine at the time not so much the next day and by Wednesday, I was walking with very stiff legs. Going up stairs was a little painful, coming back down was downright dangerous. Finally today I can move in an almost normal manner.
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CHERIRIDDELL 12/31/2010 12:15AM

    This is not uncommon even if you are in top physical shape you can get DOMS !

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HUNTINGGODDESS 12/30/2010 6:23PM

    Try to stretch right after the walking lunges. It helped me to not be totally sore the next day.

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BREWMASTERBILL 12/30/2010 2:45PM

    Leg workouts kill me more than other workouts. I'm guessing my legs are in the worst shape? I'm not sure. It feels like my quads and butt are some of the firmest muscles I have. But they are awfully big, so maybe a little soreness in a big muscle makes it a bit more unbearable. Either way, DOMS makes me smile.

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