Why do i sometimes feel sore the next day after Bootcamp???
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is muscles soreness that occurs 24-48 hours following intense exercise. The sensation can range from mild discomfort to aching pain.
Several ideas have been proposed to explain the cause of delayed onset muscle soreness, however none is universally accepted.
Possible Causes of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness…
Strenuous eccentric muscle action
(Lengthening of the muscle)
Tissue Breakdown, Delayed onset muscle soreness may be the result of muscle tissue breakdown. Muscle biopsies taken from marathon runners after competition or training, have found considerable cell damage in these athletes muscles.
Lactic acid, Accumulation of lactic acid was once thought to be a major cause of DOMS, however this is not the case. Blood lactate returns to resting levels within one hour of exercise even after extremely intense bouts of work
Heavy exercise of the kind that results in DOMS can often induce an immune system response.
Reducing the Effects of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness……..
1 Conflicting evidence surrounds Stretching to reduce DOMS
3 Vitamin C plays a role in repairing connective tissue
4 Most research agrees on a good warm up to prevent DOMS
Although intense exercise, particularly after a prolonged layoff from activity, can cause DOMS, DOMS is something that is hard to avoid and subsequent training sessions are less likely to result in delayed soreness.
Bill Stephenson, Personal Trainer