What is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness?



Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days (up to 24 – 48 hours post exercise session) after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise.


An example of this would be when you commence a new exercise program that you have never done before or have progressed the intensity of your exercise.


DOMS is a normal response and it means the muscles are adapting to the exercise and usually means that you have done the right amount of exercise to promote your muscles to get stronger.


If exercise is performed correctly with good technique and progressed regularly the benefits will be noticed, but for long term benefits, you need to perform it regularly!


If you have any concerns or questions, please discuss these with the Exercise Physiologist as you are the only one who knows how it feels on your body, so you must communicate any concerns when they arise.


To book in a consultation with one of our Exercise Physiologists, phone 6122 0166.

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