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Different levels of muscle soreness

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Muscle soreness felt a day or two after a heavy bout of exercise is not totally understood. Muscle soreness usually occurs when we effectively train in our lactate system, due to lactic acid building up and due to glucose (carbs and protein) not completely breaking down in a muscle. Because this pain does not happen immediately, it is referred to as delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS is classified as a type I muscle strain and can vary from slight muscle stiffness to severe injuries. We understand as fellow exercisers that DOMS is a literal pain and sometimes can be a little scary.

If your muscles are just tight – this can happen after a light and effective workout has occurred.

  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed
  • Duration 1-3 days
  • No special treatment required

If your muscles are slightly sore – this can happen after an effective workout has occurred.

  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed and fatigued
  • Duration 1-3 days
  • No special treatment required

If your muscles are good and sore – this can happen after a very effective workout has occurred.

  • It’s harder to move the sore muscle due to stiffness
  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed and fatigued
  • Duration 1-4 days
  • Avoid exercising sore muscle until soreness is completely gone

Most injuries in fitness are strains, over stressing or over stretching muscles and/or tendons. Proper warm-up and proper lifting technique helps to prevent a strain. Once a strain occurs, you need to rest the area. Other aids to healing may include the use of ice to keep down swelling, elevation, and compression. Later on, when a strain is no longer inflamed, heat can be used.

Strain can occur in areas that you are not actually working but simply contracting for leverage.

It is usually best to take your questions to us first due to most injuries are minor and can be worked around

This can happen after doing little to no exercise in the targeted ara and then performing an effective workout.

  • Explosive movements in sore area can create long term strain in muscle
  • It’s harder to move the sore muscle due to extreme stiffness
  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed and fatigued
  • Duration 3-10 days
  • Avoid extensively exercising the sore muscle until soreness is completely gone

This can happen after doing little to no exercise in the targeted area and then performing an overly effective workout. This rarely ever happens more than once

  • Tendon is probably strained (connects muscle to bone)
  • Major muscular trauma has occurred
  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed and fatigued
  • Duration 2-6 weeks
  • Avoid any movement at all in targeted area until swelling has left (usually 1-2 weeks)
  • Avoid exercising the muscle until about 3 weeks after swelling has gone down

Anything beyond this level of muscle soreness warrants an emergency medical visit.

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