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Argh...DOMS. Tips I get through this?

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Jjcrackers Thu 11-Jun-15 19:36:08

I over-did it yesterday (super sets when I've just been doing cardio for the last few weeks...what was I thinking?) and have DOMS(delayed onset muscle soreness) setting in

Moving is quite a challenge.

Any tips to get rid of it? Also, I was hoping to do a spin class tmr. Should I?

SwearyInn Thu 11-Jun-15 19:41:14

I had mega-DOMS this morning and I went for a reasonably strenuous (by my pathetic standards) 30 min walk/jog on the treadmill. It has definitely helped. I was looking into this last night and apparently exercise helps - that's why I ran today.

I'm secretly quite proud of my DOMS though given I have been virtually inert for he past 10 years....means I have actually done something!

HelenF350 Thu 11-Jun-15 19:42:51

A light jog if you can manage it will stretch out the muscles. Followed by a hot bath. Heat is just as good as cold for DOMS and a lot more pleasant! grin

MrsMook Thu 11-Jun-15 20:39:53

Gentle exercise to mobilise and increase blood flow is helpful.

Try to avoid pain relief as it is part of the process of strengthening muscles.

Bexicles Thu 11-Jun-15 20:43:07

Do you have a foam roller? I swear by mine.

museumum Thu 11-Jun-15 20:44:20

I'm afraid you need to exercise again. Gently work the muscles that hurt till they're warm again and it'll improve.

PippiLicious Thu 11-Jun-15 20:44:50

I would say yes to spin class tomorrow. Get there early, warm up on a low gear and you'll be right as rain.

ihatethecold Thu 11-Jun-15 20:47:19

I use magnesium bath salts when my muscles are sore.
Waitrose has some on offer atm.

kittyvet Thu 11-Jun-15 20:48:49

Cherry juice post exercise can help prevent as can cold bath. Now it's gentle exercise, warmth and anti inflammatories if it's real bad!

Jjcrackers Thu 11-Jun-15 20:56:51

Spin it is tmr!

Thank you (secretly pleased)

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