I once had to ask a friend what the fuck DOMs was. It’s a modern term for being sore after training apparently.
I read a great article last night on T-Nation written by Paul Carter. Paul is a great writer and I find his simple approach very refreshing. In the article Paul discusses DOMs and what muscle soreness really tells you.
Should you be sore after you train? I am sometimes sore after I train. But often I am not physically sore the day after I train. I tend to get sore if I break new ground or do a movement I haven’t done for a while. But I personally don’t see any definite correlation between being sore and making progress.
Paul makes two really good points in the article:
- Too much soreness can set you back,
- If you are never sore, you are training like a pussy.
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