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Fitness Poll: DOMS Do You Like It?

Do You Like Feeling Sore the Day After You Work Out?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, aka DOMS, is a phenomenon of muscle pain and soreness felt 12 to 48 hours following exercise. It is a normal part of working out and challenging your body. It means you definitely pushed yourself, but can be annoying depending on the degree of soreness, like after the first day of starting boot camp when your muscles are so sore you need help undressing. And yes I know that particular pain from experience. Even with those days of not being able to walk up and down stairs without wincing, I like to feel sore post workout. It makes me feel stronger. I am curious about you though . . .


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carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i love feeling sore. it gives me a sense of accomplishment. i'm lucky enough to have a live-in masseur (aka fiance), though.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
Absolutely LOVE that taut-and-heavy feeling of my muscles the next day! Mmmmmm.... :) Muscles all POW and ready to hold me up/cushion my joints better than before. Unrelated: DAMN, there is some good eye candy on CSI Miami! Delicious. Would also be great to get their soundtrack. Then I could imagine I'm running fast-but-in-slow-mo alongside "Mr. Wolf." LOL
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
I don't mind being sore for a day, but after two or three days it gets annoying. I find that a little cardio can help my soreness go away faster, so that keeps me from using the soreness as an excuse to slack off.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Oh ya!!! If I don't feel anything I feel like I didn't work very hard.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i have to say yes - i like to feel sore since that means that i've been successful in working out pretty hard. there are times when i just don't feel sore and i wonder did i work out hard enough or is my body becoming used to my routine.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I do! It keeps me goal-oriented.
moonlite moonlite 9 years
i LOVE doing weights and if i don't feel sore i feel like i wasted a workout and didn't do my best or put everything into it. being sore the day after a workout makes me feel like i really pushed it and am getting something out of it.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
i like it...sometimes my abs get too sore tho...cuz i'm constantly slacking on my ab work, when i start again, its killer.
Leenie11 Leenie11 9 years
I guess I like the general body soreness that I get post-workout, like the reminder that I was good and worked hard that day. What I don't like are the achy joints and overuse soreness that I sometimes get, its kind of a pain and contributes to my "lets skip a day" tendencies.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I don't mind it when I try something new or I increase my weights, but if i'm following a strength training routine, I expect the soreness to go away after a while.
juju4 juju4 9 years
Novaraen -- that is a fun quote! I like being sore afterwards, as it tells me that I am still challenging myself. If I have a workout or two and don't feel sore afterwards, I know it is time to bump up my weights or reps.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
Soreness is means i did something!! "Pain is merely weakness leaving the body." :D
emelina02 emelina02 9 years
i love it!!!
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
I havent been sore in a while, think i need to work out harder... if that is possible...
Allytta Allytta 9 years
48? try 72 :)
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
I love love love love love being sore!
berichard berichard 9 years
I love it, because I'm reminded all day how hard I worked the day before and am inspired to do it again!
VicVicVictooriaa VicVicVictooriaa 9 years
I like feeling sore and I haven't felt it in ages :(
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
i love it.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I like feeling sore. Not too sore that it hurts to function, but sore enough so I notice it :)
catander catander 9 years
I don't love being sore, but feeling it in my glutes is pretty ok. I find it really frustrating when my abs are sore!
marygrace marygrace 9 years
I like the sore feeling, but thankfully don't get it very much since I always have a post-workout shake which really helps with recovery.
ella1978 ella1978 9 years
I recently decided (after digging ourselves out of a snowstorm this weekend, that the ONLY pain that I don't like after working out is lower back pain. Anywhere else, awesome, love the burn, but man does snowshoveling do a number on your back!
merymery merymery 9 years
I looove feeling sore :) as long as it doesn't severely inhibit me haha.
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