Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
I’m guessing I have some of your attention now, huh? Ok, very basically… DOMS is caused by destruction of tissue, the inflammatory resoponse, swelling and aggravation of receptors in and around the affected tissues. What it is not, is lactic acid build up. Lactic acid is a metabolic product and can be an energy source, but that’s an entirely separate and lengthy topic.
The only proven aleviate of the symptons is time, i.e., rest. The rest, or recovery period can be shortened by an optimal diet, proper sleep, and possibly, light activity that recruits the affected muscle(s).
NSAIDs, such as Ibuprofen (Motrin), Naproxen Sodium (Aleve), Bextra, and Celebrex have no measurable affects on dimenishing the symptoms of DOMS. They may reduce the inflammatory response, but they do not aid in the healing of damaged tissues.
A diet high in fats and a proper balance of Omega 3s(EPA & DHA), 6s, 9s is anti-inflammatory by nature and creates an hormonal environment more apt to speed your recovery from DOMS. -t.
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WOD: 5 rounds for time…
- 8 (4L/4R) one armed sumo deadlift highpull (45lbs-f / 70lbs-m)
- 8 (4L/4R) one armed push press (25lbs-f / 45lbs-f)
- 8 pull ups
Is that better Maria?