DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness – is very common when you start to strengthen your muscles. Our bodies are smart and very adaptive so gradual progressions in intensity, frequency and duration are ideal to prevent DOMS. Stretching works wonders too! It can’t stop soreness completely, but stretching can help to maintain the flexibility and mobility of your muscles.
Dynamic or static stretching and yoga are great routines to keep your muscles within the range of motion and lessen DOMS. Stretching also improves your posture, blood circulation and helps prevent back pain. To get positive results with your workouts, always make sure to stretch!
Listen in as the lovely Lisa talks about DOMS, how to prevent muscle soreness and some bonus training tips!
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