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Anyway to reduce DOMS?

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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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yes

Dont train so hard

Or use cables:whistling:

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yes

Dont train so hard

Or use cables:whistling:

Fair Enough. :thumbup1:

You look like a proper beast in your avatar. :clap:

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

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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?

On your way to the gym stop. Turn around. Go home. Be a family man.

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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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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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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

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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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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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learn to embrace doms... think of it like how a banker would embrace pay day :lol:...

its a reward for doing the hard work in the gym :thumb:

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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Just Man up and take it :)

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

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