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Why we get sore after exercise and what to do about it – ABC Life

Feeling stiff and sore the next day after exercise? You might be experiencing delayed-onset muscle soreness.

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A few weeks ago, I decided to get back into exercise after taking some time off over the summer.
I did my workout, and I was feeling great. But the next day my legs were so stiff and sore I could barely walk.
The cause is something scientists call “delayed onset muscle soreness” or DOMS for short.
If you’ve experienced it, you might be wondering why it happens and whether you can avoid it. We spoke to two exercise scientists to find out.
Only some exercises make you sore
Professor Ken Nosaka from…

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