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Nothing will totally prevent or 100% effectively treat Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). To treat DOMS though, you can try: Ending your workout with aerobic exercise will decrease it Taking aspirin or ibuprofen will reduce the pain You shouldn't take ibuprofen before working out. This will only treat the symptoms and will not reduce healing time. ...


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Immediately after (like within 30 minutes or sooner) dump a bunch of protein into your system. I like chocolate milk, but anything with protein and carbs and fluid is good. This helps your body recover faster as it starts off will all the raw materials it needs. If you can handle it, a cold bath (ice cold is optimum, but very hard to take) can help reduce ...


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It's called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), and is a natural consequence of changing either intensity or volume on anything you are doing. It's temporary, and once you get used to the new regular workload you won't get it anymore. It has no effect on your ability to train or carry any risk of injury. It's simply uncomfortable. A little ...


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Untrained muscles are not conditioned to doing hard work. It's really that simple. The more hard work you do, the more conditioned your musculature and supporting systems are to doing hard work. People who have physical jobs have muscles that are trained to do their jobs. If that involves carrying heavy objects from one place to another, digging, ...


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You can find a lot of great information online - search for "recovery nutrition". There are two areas that are important: First, you need to rehydrate, unless you are one of those rare people who actually drinks enough to stay hydrated on the ride. Second, you need to replace your carbohydrate stores. There is a "golden window" after the end of exercise ...


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The obliques mildly assist in flexion of the torso, and part of their attachments include the sheath of the rectus abdominus (abdominal muscle) and the linea alba (tendonous side attachment that serves as a connection and brace for the external oblique and abdominus). The primary thing that they are going to be doing during your deadlift is stabilizing the ...


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I was interested to know the answer to this question myself, and ended up asking it to a few of my chiropractor and osteopath friends. The short answer I got is 'no'. Muscles are, generally speaking, muscles. If you push them to their limit, you're going to get DOMS no matter what. What complicates the simple answer is that some muscle groups are harder ...


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DOMS is an inflammatory reaction due to eccentric overload and structural alteration (ref). DOMS is distinct from an acute strain. It can be treated symptomatically as an inflammatory process (ibuprofen, cold, massage). It's also been observed that high-speed, rapid concentric muscular contractions may provide relief (same ref). Anecdotally, I support this ...


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Honestly, I think you need to start working out more consistently. Every 2 to 5 days is not consistent and if you expect to get results from that, you probably won't. Strength training and muscle gain both require a lot of commitment to both your workout/training and your diet. It varies from person to person but expect 45 to 60 minute high intensity ...


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The only preparatory work that somebody might want to do before starting a beginner strength training program is gaining the necessary flexibility and awareness needed for maintaining form on some exercises. Areas that in some people require a bit of preparatory work are: Shoulder flexibility for overhead work or bar positioning during the back squat ...


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Walking is not leg work (unless you are morbidly obese) and getting sore after squatting a 50lb barbell would imply you need to develop more strength in your legs. If this is all you can squat - which would be weird considering you said "I only care for strength and nothing else as part of my workout" - I have to disagree with Macedon93. You should be ...


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Just to rule out worst-case scenarios, do you have any issues with eye movement as the day goes on? There's a nasty auto-immune disease called Myasthenia Gravis where the primary symptoms are loss of muscular control with use. Almost always, it's characterized by often-used muscles such as the eyes and the jaw, but there are rare cases just involving major ...


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What aerobic exercise do you do? What exercises get you heart rate within target range for 20+ min. My guess would be a lack of general fitness. If your heart and lungs aren't strong enough to get oxygenated blood to your muscles, then you wont be able to build strength as effectively. No, I virtually never see "medical practitioners." I certainly ...


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Unless you are depressed to the point where you just don't work out at all, or don't try, I am not aware of any negative that depression has on the effects of working out, at least by itself. Most of the studies around show that exercise has a beneficial effect on depression and can help alleviate/prevent depressive bouts. Where you might be getting an ...


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I am unable to add comments as i do not have enough reputation , but i am still able to answer. Weird. Anyway, I wanted to add that if you would specify your results plus your age , height and weight and your experience, it could help to answer your question. Hardly this is your case, but it is possible to be near your genetic limits. ...


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I'm personally not convinced that stopping DOMS is a good idea. The processes behind super-compensation (which is what makes your muscles stronger) are not completely understood and there is some initial evidence that DOMS is part of this process. This implies that reducing DOMS will reduce the weight-building effect. I will say that, from my personal ...


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Cold bath, right after a workout. I don't recall where I heard about this. I tried it once and it did work, although anecdotal evidence based on one trial is hardly proof. The context, I went for a really hard run, long enough that I would normally be very sore next day. As soon as I got back to the apartment, I jumped into the bathtub filled with cold ...


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DOMS is not well understood and there aren't too many foolproof methods to prevent/treat it. At the end of the day, time is the only thing that is guaranteed to help: both in terms of DOMS going away after a few days, as well as your body getting more used to the exercise with more practice. Other than that, some things that may help: Sleep more Eat more ...



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