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It's called "Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness" (DOMS), keyword being "Delayed". The soreness is caused by eccentric exercise, that is, exercise consisting of eccentric (lengthening) contractions of the muscle. Isometric (static) exercise causes much less soreness, and concentric (shortening) exercise causes none. It's normal for DOMS to occur a day or two ...


Congrats, you got Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS for short). You are fine. If you warm up before exercising again your should have more blood pumping around your muscles and it will go away. After a few sessions you should not get them any more. DOMS take 24-72 hours before they hit sometimes.

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