Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt the debilitating after-effects of a gym sesh…

Your back feels damn-near broken, it’s seemingly impossible to bend your arms, you can’t walk up (or down) any stairs, and there’s a good chance you came close to what you thought was “the end” for you when attempting to sit down on the toilet.

Alllll because of that workout you had two days ago. #DOMS

DOMS is commonly referred to the soreness we feel in our muscles up to two days after a workout. It stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.

In this weeks video we ask if all that PAIN is actually making you any GAINS.

Click play on the video below for the answer, and a simplistic tip to measure accurate results for yourself!

Now, I’d love to hear from you! How have you tracked your progress in the gym, aside from using muscle soreness as an indicator?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

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Nannette Martineau Reply

It’s good to know that all muscle soreness does not necessarily translate to an excellent work-out. Is “biting the dog that bit you” the best remedy for muscle soreness , meaning don’t let the working out stop you, get right back in the gym and keep pounding OR…?

    Courtney Harwood Reply

    It’s not always the best “remedy”, per say, but making sure you’re doing active recovery, stretching, foam rolling, and keeping mobility up is going to help you keep making progress despite soreness. Sometimes though, you’ll feel unable to perform exercises properly due to muscle soreness and lack of mobility/flexibility.

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