A new football season is at the door and, as always, the body must get used to being on the pitch again. This often means sore and tense muscles after training, but why does it happen often when you start up? The Muscle soreness after training goes by the term DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness), and it is a perfectly normal and familiar phenomenon when you either start a new form of workout, increase the load in your normal workout, or if you need to get back after a break. DOMS will often be accompanied by a feeling that the muscles are stiff, weak and perhaps swollen. DOMS will often start to develop as soon as you stop the activity, but only to a mild degree. It will gradually go on and typically reach its maximum of approximately 48 hours after finishing activity, after which it starts to take off again. The Pain in the muscles will especially be present when you need to get started after being inactive, best illustrated by the problems you can have by getting out of bed in the days after a hard workout. DOMS occurs based on the strain you inflict on your muscles. Every time you strain your muscles, small microtraumas occur in the muscle fibers, giving a short-term inflammation in the muscles. The more strain you expose the muscles to, the more DOMS you will experience. Even If you train with low loads and get repetitions in a new strength exercise, it may well give a rather pronounced tenderness in the days after training, as the muscles are exposed to an unfamiliar load, resulting in greater damage to the muscle fibers. In the same way, an untrained runner, even during short trips, could experience DOMS, while more trained often will only experience DOMS when they run longer journeys than normal. In Addition to the microtraumas you make in the tissue when using the muscle, the muscle fibers can also be damaged via the vibrations that come into the muscle tissue during activity. Every time you take a step, the impact on the substrate will create small vibrations that are propagating and in muscle tissue. The harder you step down, e.g. by jumping and Sprint, the greater the vibration and the greater the damage can be in the muscle tissue.
What can I do to avoid or minimize the severity of DOMS?
The bad news is that the DOMS you experience when using muscles you are not accustomed to is inevitable. However, You can reduce it if you are sensible in your workout and start out easy when you need to strain your body in a new way. This applies both when you need to create a new type of workout or if you need to increase the load in your normal workout. Fortunately, it is the case that the body is good at getting used to a new load, so when after the first strength training in the gym you cannot use your body for 2-3 days after due to pain, you will already experience that the soreness is markedly less the second time your train. Fortunately, there is a solution that can minimize the vibrations that come into muscle tissue during activity, thereby reducing the degree of DOMS. -and the solution is: Compression products! In fact, a number of studies have been conducted to show that compression products produce less lactic acid accumulation in the muscles after physical activity, and that the products can reduce the microtrauma that occurs in the muscles during physical activity, as the compression reduces the harmful vibrations in the muscle tissue. This causes a reduced muscle stiffness and pain after exercise. Liiteguard's performance kit is perfect for you if you are suffering from DOMS in your calf or Achilles or underfoot pain during or after activity. Our Sock has a graduated compression, which in addition to reducing the vibrations, also supports the vein pumping function which can quickly remove the waste and lactic acid from the muscles. We have received more feedback from happy users who have had a good impact on our products. Under references You can read more about what our satisfied user has experienced after they have started using the Liiteguards performance kit.