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Muscle soreness

Muscle soreness

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), often known as muscle soreness, is a typical side effect of strength training and other types of exercise. It is the ache and stiffness that follows a workout a day or two later. Microtears in the muscle fibers during challenging or severe activities lead to DOMS.

It's crucial to gradually increase your volume and intensity to avoid too much muscle soreness. This means you should not jump straight into heavy lifting without first building your strength and endurance. You can provide your muscles time to adjust and lower your risk of injury by gradually increasing the volume and intensity of your workouts. 

Avoiding frequent exercise variation is another approach to prevent muscle soreness. Maintaining a regular exercise schedule is crucial since your body will adjust to the exercises and be better equipped to bear the stress of the training. This will lessen the possibility of experiencing muscle soreness. 

It's crucial to relax and heal if you have aching muscles. The same muscle area should not be worked out again until the soreness disappears. To relieve discomfort, you can also apply heat or ice and, if necessary, take over-the-counter painkillers. 

Try our strength training app, Alpha Progression, if you're searching for a great way to gain muscle without getting too sore. Use the plan generator, enable periodization, and get a plan with gradually rising volume and intensity so your body can adjust to new workouts and gain muscle as effectively as possible.

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