DOMS is not an Indicator of Progress
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
DOMS = Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Simply put, being sore after an activity. For some reason DOMS has been attributed to workout success or lack of DOMS an indication of workout failure.
The truth is, it's neither. DOMS is really not a reliable indicator of anything. Soreness is no indicator of good/bad workout. The only reliable indicator is progress. Are you lifting more weight or performing more reps than the last workout? If you don't know, you're doing it wrong. Plan for progression and write everything down. This is success. DOMS isn't.
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