Who is Doms? What is Doms?
Doms or Delayed Onset of Muscle Sornes is common for people to experience after a hard worked gym session, new routine or beginners at working out.
So where does Doms come from?
Simply sore or achining muscles around 24 hours after a workout, depending on how much you pushed the day before will determine the level of doms. It could be as simple as a little ache every time you lift your arm to struggling to even stand getting out of bed. I remember one time when I hadn’t trained for a few weeks due to work, jumping straight back in to GVT training and worked back. The next day I couldn’t lift the handbrake on my car, that wasn’t a good day.
But I don’t want doms!
Whilst lifting heavy there is no way of stopping the different levels of Doms after a work out (this isn’t necesarily a bad thing, overload needs to be implemented for positive changes!), However there are way to reduce the amount it effect you:
– Drink plenty: drinking plenty of water during, post workout and
throughout the day will help flush out any lactive acid and other chemicals in your system.
– Stretch: stretching works much more than flexibility. Stretching after your workout will release any waste product back into the system
– Correct nutrition: once your workout has finished it is necessary to eat simply carbs and protein. The protein will help repair the muscle while the simple carbs will help the body use the protein.
Tell us about your experiences with Doms?