“Training With Muscle Soreness,” by Nick Nilsson

“Muscle soreness is something that every trainer has experienced. The typical advice is to wait until you’re not sore to train that muscle again. But what if you can actually get BETTER results by training when sore!
It’s safe to say that muscle soreness is something EVERY trainer has experienced at some point in their career. Severity of muscle soreness (known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS for short) can range from mild discomfort when you move to the point of being almost crippling.”

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  1. I train most days for an hour and do not suffer muscle soreness as much as I did when only training maybe three times a week for two hours, I think daily is better with high intensity for a shorter time is better, short rests in between short bursts of intensity, but that is my own opinion….

  2. …for my first couple of years i was pretty much perpetually sore. in a given day i would usually be free of pain for about the middle 45 minutes of class, after i warmed up and before fatigue set in. but i was younger then.

    over 40 i think pain sends a more serious message. if you resemble that remark, perhaps stretching and light exercise is appropriate until the pain subsides. if it doesn’t, it might even be a good idea to have a sports medicine clinic on call.

  3. As a licensed massage therapist at Much Kneaded Massage Therapy NYC I see a lot of athletes during various stages of training.
    My advise to prevent some of the soreness is to perform self massage after your workout. Perform gentle to firm kneading and sweeping strokes (from the extremity towards the heart). This will help to flush out metabolic waste and to infuse the area with fresh blood for a speedier recovery. Drink plenty of fluids to help with the flushing process along with stretching.
    Better yet – see a massage therapist trained in sports massage!

    Be Well

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