We all know that feeling of getting out of bed the day after a workout and discovering our legs are stiff and sore as we hobble off to the bathroom. The term for it is DOMS, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.
A little bit of soreness reminds us that we have used muscles we haven't used in a while or we are using them in a new way and indicates our muscles are strengthening and repairing. However we don't want this soreness to be so severe that we are in pain and can barely move.
When returning to exercise after a break (one week or one year) it can be a real shock to the system. Follow these tips to help ensure you avoid crippling muscle pain or injury.
The above guidelines are also relevant when returning to exercise post pregnancy.
Good luck! x
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