What causes muscle soreness?

  • manpit209

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    Jan 09, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    I'm curious to know if it's ever been discovered why you get muscle soreness after working out. Is it because of damaged muscle fibers when you are lifting? How do you shorten the soreness time? Is it a matter of having a better post workout diet and recovery foods/supplements? Thanks for any feedback!
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    Jan 09, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    Glutamine
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    Jan 09, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    Get Charlitos to massage your muscles with baby oil...


    /drifts off into fantasy involving baby oil, a yellow construction helmet and a large tool belt/
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    Jan 09, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    A good stretch after lifting will help recover faster. Also a post-workout carb and protein mix.
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    Jan 09, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    Soreness is caused by damage to the sliding filaments that make up muscle tissue and hold muscle fibers together. Repairing of the filaments occurs post-workout via protein synthesis. A proper diet improves the body's ability to heal the damaged caused more adequately.

    Stretching is important for many reasons, but it does not prevent soreness. Hyperextension or contraction of muscle fibers is not related to it.
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    Jan 09, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    Research DOMS.
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    Jan 09, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidResearch DOMS.


    doubt that is in any search engine
    delayed onset muscle soreness
    is the spelled out acronym

    lactic acid causes soreness
    short answer the more your muscles are efficient at removing lactic acid the less you will be sore, that's why when you first start out working out you are way more sore than after you been at it for a while
    that's why I think its good to break someone off good the first time and get it out of the way
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    Jan 09, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    lionheart187 said
    chuckystud saidResearch DOMS.


    doubt that is in any search engine
    delayed onset muscle soreness
    is the spelled out acronym



    It's the very FIRST link when you type "DOMS" into Google. It's definitely in Google. Next time, do your homework.

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

    If you type "DOMS" into Wikipedia, it goes to directly to the right article.

    How could you have been so wrong?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_onset_muscle_soreness

    Just FYI, you're also wrong about lactic acid being the source of soreness. It's actually from microtears between actin and myosin (the muscle filaments).

    Wrong, across the board, you are.

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    Jan 10, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    whats the verdict on products like bengay or tigerbalm?
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    Jan 10, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    You're better to do light exercise, and flush the area out. The Ben Gay will promote circulation, but, light exercise will do that better. E.g. if your legs are sore, ride a bike at low intensity the next day. It'll fix it right up.