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    Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    I hit a few personal bests yesterday on my leg day/deadlifts. Today I was soooo sore, my ****, back, legs calves... everything! I always get soreness, that is expected. But this was so bad it affected my shoulder workout today, any advice on reducing DOMS?

    I have a fair amount of protein, and I take glutamine, EAAs. Any other suggestions for reducing soreness for next time.

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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    yes

    Dont train so hard

    Or use cables
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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Quote Originally Posted by jw007 View Post
    yes

    Dont train so hard

    Or use cables
    Fair Enough.

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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Ten minutes in an ice bath is supposed to help if it's really bad

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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit JT View Post
    I hit a few personal bests yesterday on my leg day/deadlifts. Today I was soooo sore, my ****, back, legs calves... everything! I always get soreness, that is expected. But this was so bad it affected my shoulder workout today, any advice on reducing DOMS?

    I have a fair amount of protein, and I take glutamine, EAAs. Any other suggestions for reducing soreness for next time.

    Cheers
    Want to stop DOMS?

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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Light cardio helps me with leg DOMS, but you have to push through the initial pain but it eases up after 10 or so mins. Ibuprofen also helps with this.
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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    I've never heard of any way...infact if I dont get em, i'd just start thinking i wasn't training hard enough...then I'd start worrying about that...so I'm always happy to be in pain!
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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Rest, massage, contrast showers/baths, heat, stretching and more training and more cardio all reduce DOMS.

    Doms are not necessary - it just stops you training sooner than you should Most of the time you can train through it anyway.

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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Quote Originally Posted by martin brown View Post
    Rest, massage, contrast showers/baths, heat, stretching and more training and more cardio all reduce DOMS.

    Doms are not necessary - it just stops you training sooner than you should Most of the time you can train through it anyway.

    M
    Absolutely right. If you have really sever DOMS, I think you have gone on too long, too hard. You only get 48 hours of building from a muscle (ish) so any DOMS lasting past this is very counter productive.

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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Well its monday evening now, I worked out on saturday and I'm not as sore it's dying down now. My calves are the only muscles that are making it hard to walk. I don't get too bothered by DOMS but when you find it hard to walk its kinda annoying. Feeling better though, I think I should definately warm down and stretch next time.

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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    learn to embrace doms... think of it like how a banker would embrace pay day ...
    its a reward for doing the hard work in the gym


    There are a few things you can do to minimise sorness.

    * Correct Pre, Intra & post workout nutrition
    * Caffeine
    * Vitamin c & e
    * stretching
    * Cold/ice bath
    * cold, hot alternating showers.

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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Just Man up and take it
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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Quote Originally Posted by jw007 View Post
    Just Man up and take it
    i atually enjoy it.

    i think i would be distraught if i woke up without doms in the muscle group i trained the previous day...

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    Re: Anyway to reduce DOMS?

    Stretch pre and post workout, or you could try some soft tissue work.

 

 

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