D - Delayed
O - Onset
M - Muscle
S - Sorness
I see a lot of individuals within the gym use DOMS as a measure of efficiency or validation that they have had a good workout, people seem to think ‘oh I’m sore that means i must have done a good job’
Now although DOMS is the process of muscle repair and it does to an extent show intensity was imminent within the session we have to think progressively how can you be performing maximally if you are too battered to get even your warmup sets done? Exactly this variable is completely detrimental to progression in the gym.
Its inevitable you will encounter DOMS its a natural process that does take place and through correct and efficient training this will subside HOWEVER chasing this feeling for validation of doing a good job will only cap your work rate. My best advice would be track other variables become engulfed with the log book, take your progress photos we want to be tracking and ticking boxes but still on a balanced line to which we can progress each session.
without progression there is no stimulus to grow! to acquire more we have to do more! Keep it simple and keep it consistent track what needs to be tracked and enjoy the process people.
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