DOMS Muscle Pain After Training, what are they like to prevent and treat them, everything you need to know to avoid experiencing mixed pain after training
DOMS is an English term, acronym for "delayed onset muscle soreness", which is the well known post workout muscle soreness.
Basically the pain in the muscles that we feel after an intense workout.
This pain varies according to the exercises and individuals, appearing in the first 24 hours after training, peaking between 24 and 72 hours, and then subsides and disappears after about seven days.
DOMS, or muscle pains, appear after performing a muscular effort to which our body is not used to.
Especially in weightlifting, it is well known that eccentric contractions (muscle stretching phase) increase muscle pain more than isometric and concentric contractions.
In fact, the reason for muscle pain is the microscopic damage done to muscle fibers during training; for the bodybuilder it is a sign that the muscle has worked well and is growing.
It is not really like that, but the result is, more or less, that ...
Basically, without going into physiological details, the muscle tries to adapt quickly to prevent more serious muscle damage and sends out nerve signals of stiffness each time a further muscle contraction is performed.
DOMS, however, should not be confused with pain resulting from muscle contractures, strains or strains.
In bodybuilding training, for example, warning the DOMS is important because the microscopic muscle injuries stimulate the increase of the muscle section itself.
This is not the only factor in muscle hypertrophy, but an important factor nonetheless.
DOMS, when not desired, can be reduced or prevented by gradually increasing the intensity of a new exercise program, thus taking advantage of the muscle adaptation to the new exercises.
Stretching and warming up before or after exercise do not prevent DOMS, they can only be reduced with low-intensity muscle activity, or with massages, electrostimulation, hot baths or saunas.