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Experiencing DOMS after a workout means you worked hard enough to trigger changes in the muscle. This does not mean however, that you need to feel soreness after exercise for it to have been an effective or meaningful workout. It’s just a signal from our body to ease up and allow the body to recover/rebuild.
The bad news is, DOMS can affect just about everyone, from elite athletes to beginners. Regardless of fitness level, you will experience soreness if you crank up your workout intensity or try a new type of activity that your body isn’t used to. The good news is that this pain is temporary (DOMS usually resolve after 2-4 days), and that your body will naturally adapt to come back stronger. There are also steps that you can take to help ease your pain in the meantime. Check out the list below for a quick guide to defeating DOMS.
Take Time to Rest/ Sleep
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