DOMS - what is it and why do I feel this way?
DOMS stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. It is the pain you feel in your muscles the days after your workout and it is totally normal! DOMS usually happens when you haven't exercised for a while, are doing a new type of exercise, or using a heavier weight than what our body is used to. It could also be a result of exercise that is a bit too intense, too long, or too challenging. The big thing is to not get discouraged by this feeling because it means your body is responding to the exercise you are doing and this can be a good thing! You could almost think of it as: your body is getting stronger!