I'd like to know if there is a connection between delayed onset muscle soreness and pain tolerance.
I have always had a high tolerance for pain and have never experienced a lower tolerance for pain before now. My body is very sore after exercising yesterday and some of my movement is restricted slightly, but this is nothing I haven't experienced after a workout before. What's new is I react more quickly and sensitively to pain stimuli (a sharp poke, a firm pinch) today, one day later.
This has never happened before so I'm wondering if there is a connection.
I'd appreciate any input.
I have not exercised regularly in years (I used to go to the gym 3 times a week for personal training sessions but that was in 2012). The last time I exercised before now was about half a year ago, and I was only able to keep the routine for a couple of weeks.
Last night, I worked out for the first time in a while, following a couple of Fitness Blender's workout videos (roughly 1.5 to 2 hours of beginner cardio, beginner HIIT and Tabata, with a little yoga/pilates at the end before the cool down).
I felt it was a pretty vigorous workout for someone just starting up again so I thought perhaps this is the reason for decreased pain tolerance?