Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
| July 28 2016

Chatting with many of you this week I’ve discovered a recurring theme – Fatigue & Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). There are soooo many articles on the causes and recovery of fatigue & DOMS that I thought it best to just give you the basics, then you can read on until your heart’s content if you’re interested. Here are just a couple you might like to check out…

In simple terms, your body is responding to your training, nutrition and other lifestyle factors (e.g. sleep & stress) and is telling you to stop and take notice! As our body utilises periods of rest and recovery to restore and build up stronger, it’s pretty important to listen.

I always recommend a rest day prior to your biggest event/training day each week (walking for enjoyment & light yoga for mobility is still ok), and to allow your body time to restore (48 – 72 hours – or more if you’re still sore/fatigued) between heavy resistance and/or high intensity sessions. As discussed in the rest vs recovery article, active recovery is a great option to keep moving while allowing your body to restore.

In addition to the prescribed rest & recovery, you might like to try one/all of the 6 suggested ways to help alleviate DOMS.

Let us know what works for you…

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