Delayed onset muscle soreness

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is the pain or discomfort often felt 24 to 74 hours after exercising and subsides generally within 2 to 3 days. Once thought to be caused by lactic acid buildup, we now know that it is caused by tiny tears in the muscle fibres caused by eccentric movements, or unaccustomed training levels.

To lessen pain after exercise thorough warming up is required. Warmer muscles are more flexible and less prone to damage.

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