Have you met my new best friend, DOMS?

If you haven’t met DOMS you’re not working hard enough. DOMS(Delayed onset muscle soreness): a common result of physical activity that stresses the muscle tissue beyond what it is accustomed to, and usually hits you 24-48 hours post wod.

When DOMS comes to visit it hurts to sneeze, shower, drive, think…it hurts to pretty much do anything. So what can you do to alleviate the pain? WOD…duh!!!!

Keeping the muscle in motion can provide some relief. When muscle temperature is increased, blood flow increases, bringing fresh oxygen and healing nutrients to the injured site. This increased blood flow also helps to wash away the chemical irritants responsible for pain.

Main lesson today: SORENESS IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO SKIP A WOD!

Happy woding….

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