So you’ve gone to the gym 5 days in a row and now you can barely get out of bed. Feeling some pain after a workout is normal, even desired. However, if your muscles hurt to the touch or your range of motion is limited after a challenging workout, you have overdone it. Pain after a workout results from microscopic tears in muscle fibers caused by intense activity. The technical term for the torn muscles is Exercise Induced Muscle Damage (EIMD). That’s the post workout pain which then leads to Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) 24-48 hours post workout. It’s why you are more sore 2 days after an intense workout. Watch how sore you are-working out damaged muscles often leads to injury. Further, research is now demonstrating that working out while very sore can make the workout session less effective and much harder to complete. The safest option is to avoid training for few days. What do you think? Have you ever been too sore to walk? Climb stairs? Sit…?

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