Ever wonder after an intense workout why your body feels like it might fall apart? Yeah, that’s soreness for ya!
If you’re challenging your body during exercise, you’ll for sure feel sore in parts of your body—like the time the LR Digital Team took a HIIT class. While it may be hard to even think about moving after a great but tiring workout, the soreness you’re feeling means that you’ve worked muscles you may not be using regularly or even challenged already strong muscles that will be strong muscles in the making. You’ve worked your muscles and tomorrow they’ll be better because of it!
Officially this feeling is referred to as DOMS, or delayed-onset muscle soreness—and it should be a suffered and struggled through with pride. Ha, we know that’s one of the toughest parts to put on a smiling face when you can barely stand up. DOMS usually hits its peak intensity a day or two after a sweat session and is nothing to be concerned about. We recommend taking it down a notch or two the next day or two working out to give your tired muscles a much-needed break.
So next time you feel that soreness coming on be proud!—or at least try!
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