DOMS - what is it and what you can do
Before we go any further, we need to understand what DOMS really is. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing? Well, it can be both depending on your philosophical bend, but for now, let’s just focus on the science of it. DOMS stands for delayed onset of muscle soreness. It essentially refers to extreme muscle pain and/or soreness roughly 24 to 48 hours after a physically strenuous activity, like a workout or a marathon or an intensive session of kickboxing, if that’s what you’re into. What leads to DOMS is trauma to tiny tissues in our muscles. This causes inflammation, swelling, and all kinds of bodily changes that lead to extreme agony.
Okay, so we know how DOMS occurs, but why does it occur? The answer to that will vary from person to person. DOMS can happen after an intensive workout, but that isn’t always the case. You can push yourself a bit extra at the gym one day but not really face any extreme muscular discomfort. Usually, DOMS occurs if you do intensive but unfamiliar exercises. So, if you’re delving into a new kind of workout, make sure you’re stocked up on BioFrost, to prevent/reduce the post-workout muscle soreness.
So, what can you do to recover from DOMS? A few things to note:
1) Make sure you’re stocked up on BioFrost. Its cryotherapy backed formular makes sure the muscle soreness goes away quickly, making the recovery period bearable.
2) Hydrate. Yourself.
3) Try active recovery. This means don’t stop working out because of the pain. Do light cardio, some weights. Just keep your body engaged and that’ll help with the recovery period.