DOMS: do you get it and if so, when?

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    Nov 05, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    i've been noticing that a day or 2 after a real intense lift day i get real sore and achy. i know it's DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) so i'm not concerned. i was just wondering if anyone else gets this and when you usually do. i have buddies that get it that night if they lift during the day; some get it the next day, and some even the following day. i tend to get it the next or even the following day.
    also, is there anything to do for it besides just grin and bear it?
  • cowboyathlete

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    Nov 05, 2008 5:16 PM GMT
    Very good question. My hardest workout is always on Wednesdays, but I never feel pain until Thursday night!
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    Nov 05, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    You def want to get a protein isolate in, within 30 min after your workout. Eat right, and stretch. I also find it helpful do drink amino acids while i'm working out. It gets easier with time. Just stick with it.
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    Nov 05, 2008 5:57 PM GMT
    I get this quite a bit too, but not really after lifting -- I'll get really sore a couple of days after I do sprints. I usually just try to stretch more than usual after those workouts (which obviously isn't really working).
  • MikemikeMike

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    Nov 05, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    yes 2-3 days after a workout. Calcium magnisium and malic acid before bed elimintes it. This was in a post. I have found it works. Try it.
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    Nov 05, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    1st day after work out is sore, 2nd day is worse, 3rd day starts fading away!
  • vindog

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    Nov 05, 2008 10:04 PM GMT
    Cool down longer, maybe?


    I was reading where Michael Phelps, after competing, would have a drop of blood taken from his ear to find out how many moles of lactic acid there were in his blood and then they would scientifically calculate how long he should cool down (by swimming laps mildly) to work the lactic acid out.





    and.....make sure you have lots of carbs after working out, as it replenishes the energy normally stored in your muscle that you just used.

  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Nov 05, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    ATPCP saidYou def want to get a protein isolate in, within 30 min after your workout. Eat right, and stretch. I also find it helpful do drink amino acids while i'm working out. It gets easier with time. Just stick with it.


    Thank you.... could you suggest one please?
    Is the Muscle Milk product "Lean Body" one you are referring to?
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    Nov 05, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    robGen saidi've been noticing that a day or 2 after a real intense lift day i get real sore and achy. i know it's DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) so i'm not concerned. i was just wondering if anyone else gets this and when you usually do. i have buddies that get it that night if they lift during the day; some get it the next day, and some even the following day. i tend to get it the next or even the following day.
    also, is there anything to do for it besides just grin and bear it?


    I have found that if I eat protein and vegetable carbs before and immediately after I work out the soreness is greatly reduced. If you are looking for a protein shake,


    Protein Shake

    4 - heaping tablespoon cottage cheese - not low fat
    2 - heaping tablespoon smooth peanut butter
    2 - tablespoon Fig Pep
    8 - oz frozen fruit- blackberries,blueberries etc.
    1/2 - banana
    2 - scoops Trader Joe's Whey protein power.
    8 - oz Chocolate Almond Milk
    optional- one egg


  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Nov 06, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    What is Fig Pep?
  • soccerstriker

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    Nov 21, 2008 3:14 AM GMT
    I have been under the assumption that soreness can be a sign of a good workout. I generally dont have soreness unless I take a break from lifting...is this a sign I should step up the intensity of my workouts? I do take a protein shake immediately following my workout.

    thanks
  • TmanAveen

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    Nov 21, 2008 8:15 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidyes 2-3 days after a workout. Calcium magnisium and malic acid before bed elimintes it. This was in a post. I have found it works. Try it.


    I get sour if I train muscles I didn't train for a while, usually the day after, about 36 hours after training.
    are you serious about this "Calcium magnisium and malic acid" thing? can you name a product?
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    Nov 21, 2008 8:28 PM GMT
    I'm currently stuck on the couch because I'm so sore I can't walk LOL!

    Freakin' squats icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 21, 2008 8:31 PM GMT
    love that feeling ;) lets me know im doing it right
  • tailgaytor

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    Nov 21, 2008 10:34 PM GMT
    I used something called Endothil-CR for about three years. It works! It was develop for patients whose muscles have atrophied and helps in muscle repair after a workout, or in their case, physical therapy. Soreness was reduce significantly because muscle repair happened more quickly. It also gives some rapid gains in the amount of weigh you can lift.

    I decided to cut back on some expenses when gas got so expensive so I quite buying that. I could tell the difference almost right away...more soreness.

    A thirty day supply is around $50.00. I will be using it again after the first of the year.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 22, 2008 10:25 AM GMT
    lol ... yep after a really good workout don't get lulled into a false sense of security that you dodged a bullet

    ... Thinking, oh wow I didn't get too sore after all that work
    because when you wake up the next day icon_eek.gif

    Holy Crap ... I can't even bend down to put on my pants !


    It takes a while for the damaged muscle fibers to leak enough to call the body's attention to them
    Your body in response to sensing this leaking protein will mount an inflammatory response giving you >>>> SORENESS
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 22, 2008 11:25 AM GMT
    Great thread. I endure this problem 2-3 days after the workout.
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    Nov 22, 2008 12:20 PM GMT
    No offense, but are you guys serious? Do you really workout?

    This blog mystifies me.

    I am 45 and most on here are a lot younger than that. Does anyone know how to workout anymore? Is it all about show up in the gym and count that as a workout?

    You guys crack me up. I got sore, is that a bad thing? One, two days later, is that a bad thing? Huh?

    How about this:

    Go to the gym.

    Day one:

    Bench: The weight is not important. Do whatever you can but make sure it is enough that you can't do more than 8-10 reps.

    Incline bench: Do the same. As much as you can do for 6-8 reps for 3 sets.

    Shoulder Press: Do the same. As heavy as you can do for 6-8 reps. No cheating. (cheating is using excessive body movement)

    Bent Over Row- Grab a barbell. Face the ground. Pull the barbell up to your chest. Aim for your upper abs. Do it over and over until you can not do anymore.

    Stiff legged deadlift- Stand in front of a barbell. Bend over with your legs still straight. Grab the barbell. Stand up straight. Lower the barbell. Do as many as you can.

    You just did a complete upper body workout. Be sore. Revel in it. It means you worked your muscles more than they are used to. That means growth. Muscles grow when they are pushed past what they can do. They get sore. That is good. That means growth.
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    Nov 22, 2008 12:29 PM GMT
    I am always sore. For me, I have a two day delay from the muscles I have worked. Legs on Monday, they really hurt on Wednesday. Bicep/ tricep on Tuesday, They hurt on Thursday. and so on.....

    If you want to grow, you will hurt. If you do not hurt, you are not working the muscles hard enough. Muscles grow from being pushed past their limits, by making them do what they could not previously. That hurts. It also shows growth. Soreness is GOOD! It means you pushed the muscle beyond what it could do, and thus it will grow.
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    Nov 22, 2008 12:37 PM GMT
    I would love to sell a program or a bottle of something that would make you get bigger.

    Unfortunately, I am ethical. Outside of steriods, nothing will make you bigger except hard work. But hard work is free and it works.

    Lift a heavy weight, over and over, and you will get not only bigger but stronger. Not fast, but it works. Every time.
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    Nov 22, 2008 1:13 PM GMT
    Aches? No not really. It does burn after I pee though. That is most likely unrelated though lol j/k. Uhhh yeah there are workouts where I'm aching like a mutha the next morning and there are ones where it will hit me a day later. Not sure how to explain it. It doesn't really matter though. I'm still hitting the gym WOOOOOT!!!
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    Nov 22, 2008 2:30 PM GMT
    I don't normally get it unless i do something extraordinary.....like a 170k bike instead of a 70k...... or i've missed taking my amino acids L'arginine; L'orthinine; L'lysine and Zinc before i go to bed. Before i started taking this mix I'd get throbbing legs and poor repair. Gee come think of it, something else hasn't been throbbing all night either..... just hard in the morning. I better look into that....lol. Good luck and keep working out.
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 23, 2008 12:36 PM GMT
    I've done leg workouts that left me barely walking for the following 3 days. Now that sucks.
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    Nov 23, 2008 12:41 PM GMT
    As Kozmeka said here, I feel it the first day, worse the second, improving by the third. But only if I really exert myself, like the bike ride down to Key West last weekend, an exceptional effort for me over a 2-day period. Lesser exertion won't usually bother me much at all, especially if I use heat afterwards, typically in a sauna, steam room or hot tub.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Nov 23, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidyes 2-3 days after a workout. Calcium magnisium and malic acid before bed elimintes it. This was in a post. I have found it works. Try it.


    Again this works it's scientifically proven!!