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7/11/14 11:44 P

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Just to clarify - DOMS is normally the result of doing something your muscles are unfamiliar with (either a completely new activity, or going significantly harder/longer than your usually do). DOMS is NOT an injury.

You should be able to differentiate between the generalized dull soreness and stiffness of DOMS, versus the sharper pain of a muscle or tendon strain.

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7/11/14 9:18 P

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I don't like the "I cannot walk or sit" pain because to me that means you've overdone and caused injury. But I LOVE that feeling of using a muscle group correctly...so yes, I'm a DOMS fan. Maybe DOMS is the new endorphins?



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7/11/14 8:45 A

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I also like the soreness.
I've recently started a new routine and didn't realize how some of my muscles weren't being worked. I was sore for 3 days and was walking like I had wood pegs for legs.

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7/10/14 3:50 P

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Ruby - DOMS = Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

I was thinking about this earlier. I don't like feeling a lot of muscle pain, as that's a sign you're over doing it. Not to mention it can keep you from working out for a few days if it's that bad, and can throw off your routine.
However, I do like a little soreness. It feels like my muscles have been worked, and I pushed myself. To me it's a sign that the muscles I'm trying to hard to improve are being activated, and used in my workouts. I know everyone's different, but that's how I feel about it.
Plus it feels so good stretching those sore muscles out when I do yoga.

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7/9/14 12:50 P

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DOMS: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=DOMS

I don't mind a slight achiness after a workout, but i like feeling energetic and loose, not being in pain or feeling tight. Pain inhibits muscle strength (according to studies) and that just doesn't appeal to me to be in a state of reduced strength and reduced activity. I judge the effectiveness of my workouts by the workouts themselves, not how much i hurt after. But if you like being in pain, just take 10 days off of exercise. emoticon

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7/9/14 11:33 A

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What is DOMS?



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I don't mind the DOMs that last a day or even two. I can definitely do without the DOMs that leaves me crippled for 5+ days. That happened to me after my very first kick boxing class. I'd hadn't done squats in years. Needless to say, I had to hold on the handrails when trying to walk up or down stairs.

Luckily, I've been active enough on a regular basis that any DOMs I get now only lasts a day or two at worst.

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7/9/14 8:01 A

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I like it, but sometimes after 14 years of working out, I wish I could have ONE day where my entire body is 100% free of pain or tightness.

It's not like I'm a walking ball of pain all the time, but some muscle is ALWAYS tired or sore and I forget what it's like to be without that feeling.

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7/9/14 6:58 A

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Definitely like the feeling of having done a good workout.

But for me, DOMS is not something to be afraid of, but it is a sign my training hasn't been up to what I want to achieve, and that I need to tweak my training program. I was delighted to complete a recent 120 mile bike ride without getting DOMS the next day - a sign my training program was up to the task.

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7/9/14 2:01 A

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Who *likes* DOMS?

I'm sure some will think I'm crazy, but it makes me happy to feel that soreness 24-48 hours after my yoga class (it's usually closer to 48 for me, but anyway). I know I am always doing good things for my body even when I don't get sore, but I just love knowing I've pushed my muscles to do something they aren't used to. It makes me feel like emoticon! I've even come to like the way this particular soreness feels.

I never thought I would ever say that I actually enjoy any type of pain! emoticon

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