Muscle Soreness

     Some feel that muscle soreness is the marker of a great workout, and some see it as a sign they have over done it. Muscle soreness however, means that you have damaged your muscle albeit in a good way. When you muscle tissue is damaged, your body rebuilds it stronger than before. This is how you get stronger and build more muscle. However, if the soreness is so bad that you can no longer workout, you may be hampering you fitness efforts. An article put out by the American College of Sports Medicine outlines a plan to mitigate DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).

     Basically the article discusses the fact that muscle soreness is inevitable, and there is not much you can do to speed the relief. There are a few things you can do that will temporarily relieve the symptoms if you over do it. First, light cardio, such as biking or walking, will relieve tension as you muscles warm and become more elastic. Second, stay hydrated. This goes without saying, but recovery will be faster and you will just be overall healthier by drinking plenty of water. Finally, making sure you are eating a diet rich in protein and antioxidants will help repair and control the damage respectively. Don’t get down, muscle soreness is your friend!



About Jason Vogel

Why hello there! My name is Jason vogel and I am a team member here at Modern Christian Man. I am a 23 year old graduate of the Ohio State University. I am fortunate enough to have earned a degree in Exercise Science from the aforementioned university and am putting it to good use as a personal trainer in Westerville, OH. I work for a small training studio with a Christian owner, allowing me to train in a way that glorifies both God, and the talents he blessed me with. God has given me a passion for fitness, and I intend to use it to His glory.
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One Response to Muscle Soreness

  1. Nic says:

    This is a good word J, I have definitely had days where I over did it and felt like my body was in a vice for two days.

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