Soreness is the result of performing an activity or exercise that your body isn’t used to.
Soreness can also be the result of lifting weights or any other type of strength training.
Soreness is thought to be a result of these tiny tears and the repair process.
Source: ACSM. (2011). Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) [Brochure]. Braun, W. & Sforzo, G: Authors.
Muscle soreness is delayed and generally begins between 12 and 24 hours after the activity. The technical term for soreness is: delayed onset muscle soreness. (DOMS).
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