What causes post-exercise aches (DOMS)? Here's how to combat them
Feeling sore after training is part and parcel of the improvement process. The inflammatory response and tissue damage that occurs as a result of exercise is critical to triggering the recovery response, which allows improvements to occur.
For some people, the pain of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is part of the fun. They know that the effort they’re putting in is doing some good. But for most of us, we’d rather skip straight to the improvement part.