#004: Don’t Fall for A Common Myth About Muscle Soreness 🙅🏻‍♂️

Have you ever wondered whether feeling sore after a workout is a sign of a good one?

It’s a common misconception, so don’t worry if you’re not sure.

Muscle soreness is normal after exercise but is not the only indicator of a great workout.

Dr. Layne Norton stated best in this post:

layne norton facebook post on D.O.M.S

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (D.O.M.S) is a normal part of strength training.

D.O.M.S. happens when muscles are damaged during exercise, leading to muscle inflammation.

This inflammation helps repair and strengthen the muscles but can cause soreness.

Here are a few tips for managing muscle soreness:

  • Practice active recovery on your non-workout days (ex: walking, yoga, swimming, cycling, etc.)
  • Adding some gentle foam rolling to decrease how long your D.O.M.S last.
  • Aim to drink at least 8-10 cups (64-80 ounces) of water daily.
  • To alleviate D.O.M.S, increase workout intensity gradually and prioritize recovery

With these tips, you can optimize your workout routine and manage muscle soreness to stay active and improve your recovery.

Catch you next week.

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