Thursday, March 15, 2012


I'm sore.  Like really sore.  No I don't think you understand...

Are you feeling like that today?  If you are, believe me, its totally understandable.

Some folks I have talked to today, do not feel sore at all.  It might hit them later tomorrow or soreness might not hit them at all.  One theory behind not feeling sore immediately after a workout is: DOMS

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (i swear i didn't make this up).  I can not remember the article i read but i posted it on the blog a long time ago buuuuuttt at any rate the author of the article relates DOMS back to the times of the caveman.

I'm 100% paraphrasing here but he said something like this:  If you were a caveman and you had to sprint away from a jaguar at top speed for like 10min or so, then you had to overpower a saber tooth tiger, plus out smart a blood thirsty and hungry T-Rex, your body might need to do the exact same movements/movement patterns the very next day for survival.  So, your beautiful central nervous system delays the muscle soreness until you are safe/rested etc...

Pretty novel concept if you ask me.  If you acquire more knowledge on this subject matter, get on the old Google Machine and do some searchin'.  Let me know what you find and I'll do my best to find the old blog article.  Have an awesome thursday!

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