delayed onset muscle soreness.

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    Jul 15, 2007 8:49 PM GMT
    What is it and is DOMS a good indicator that youy had a good workout? I worked out my legs for the first time in a month and I can hardly walk. Also I have been out of the gym for a good bit. What should my rountine be? I have not added any waist size but i need to recondition myself again so i can continue where I was.
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    Jul 16, 2007 2:08 AM GMT
    Upload a picture, you mooch.

    Muscle soreness is almost always microtears in the muscle. It can be both good and bad, depending on your state of training.

    Old wisdom was that muscle soreness was lactic acid accumulation. That is NOT true.

    Sharp muscle soreness generally indicates a "depleted" muscle. You need to eat.
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    Jul 16, 2007 10:01 PM GMT
    Actually, the latest research is pointing that delayed muscle soreness is NOT likely micro tears of the muscle fibers either... This theory is abit like the old lactic acid build up theory, not exactly proven.

    We actually STILL do not have an answer to the cause of delayed muscle soreness that can be proven..

    Any types of soft tissue tears usually prompt inflammatory response, which would recruit non-contractile fiber build up (scarring.) This is seen with muscle fiber tears of all degrees but very poorly studied with micro tears.

    One of the most problematic constructs of this theory is the lack of specific defination of "micro tear." How "micro" is micro? Tears extend only to the actin and myosin? Tears extend partial to the sacromere or entirely to the myofiril but not beyond the sacrolemma? If the research advocating the "micor tear" theory cannot even give a detailed anaotmical defination of "micro tears," the outcomes of these studies cannot be taken seriously...

    The bottom line is, there is no conclusive and definitive prove what causes delayed muscle soreness today...
  • gymnerd

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    Feb 07, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
    I get this so bad almost every time i work legs hard.

    Ive done some reading and tried a few things. Hot tub after workout seems to help some but the hot tub at my club is disgusting so I'd rather try something else. Nobody showers lol whats wrong with people.

    Anyone else struggle with this? Got any advise or should I just get a cane and stagger around for days after I lift legs...?