DOMS stands for delayed onset muscle soreness. When I was on one of my clinicals for PT, I said the phrase “the DOMS effect” and got really made fun of for that. I don’t know where I learned that, I certainly didn’t make it up. I probably learned it in college. I went to college in the south, southerners are weird. (Just kidding Alyson) 🙂 I actually love the south. Whenever I can afford it, I’m moving somewhere below the Mason-Dixon line, or Europe, I might move to Europe. Whenever something new is done with a muscle, you’re going to be sore. After the stroke, I was sore a lot the next day. Sometimes the soreness lasted like a week. That’s OK. My muscles had to relearn a whole lot of stuff and it made me sore a lot. Good thing I knew what it was because I would imagine that soreness could be quite frightening. Even stretching can cause DOMS. Don’t think that you have to do some kind of major workout to be sore.
- November 30, 2012 (crossfitverobeach.typepad.com)