Have you ever had DOMS?
If you haven’t, you are one lucky person! DOMS stands for Delayed onset muscle soreness, which in normal terms is when you legs feel like they have given up on you and it hurts to sit, stand, move and even lay down! It typically hits you the hardest 24 to 48 hours after you have worked out.
So for example, I decided to do the kettle bell class at the gym. Which I didn’t realise would be as hard as it was! I really didn’t expect so many squats!!! Anyway after 45 minutes of squatting, lunging and swinging my legs were very shakey, but not feeling too bad. It wasn’t until two days later that I felt my legs were about to fall off!!!
There are lots of ways to help get rid of DOMS including massage, ice, heat, taking in more protein, having a bath with epsom salt in and even resting.
Another great way to help keep your legs feeling normal after leg day is by getting yourself a pair of Skins leggings. Skins have created sporting clothes that have been found to:
- increases venous return
- reduces exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD)
- accelerates recovery processes
- removes lactic acid faster
- increases strength and power
- improves endurance
- increases muscle oxygenation
- improves body temperature control
- reduces in-flight ankle oedema
Not only do they help keep you moving even after a really tough workout but they fit so well and they look gorgeous! Mt current favourites are the DNAmic women’s compression long tights!