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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Being Sore

That January gym kick is fun until you can’t move.

If you made fitness your New Year's resolution, you've probably had your fair share of sore days in the last month. But don't let the dreaded day-after-leg-day keep you out of the gym and sitting sadly on the couch. We reached out to two fitness experts: Dr. Harry Pino, Ph.D., exercise physiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, and certified strength and conditioning specialist Tony Gentilcore, Boston-based personal trainer and fitness coach, to find out more about why you're actually sore and how to make it a little less terrible.

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First of all, soreness is a natural physiological response to exercise.

First of all, soreness is a natural physiological response to exercise.

That strained, sore feeling you have after working out actually has a clinical name: “delayed onset muscle soreness,” or DOMS for short, says Gentilcore. “The skeletal muscle — what you work during exercise — actually swells a little so it feels stiff and tender to the touch and there's a temporary reduction in muscle strength,” says Pino. It's a totally normal part of your body's healing and recovery process. DOMS is especially common in beginners who aren't accustomed to the intensity or volume of exercise, but it can happen to anyone no matter their fitness level.

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The pain is actually from tiny micro-tears in the muscle that your body is repairing ? which is how muscles get big!

The pain is actually from tiny micro-tears in the muscle that your body is repairing ? which is how muscles get big!

“DOMS is really a side effect of the repair process that develops in response to micro-tears and muscle damage from high-intensity exercise,” says Pino. So when you run for a few hours, it literally causes disruptions of muscle fibers and connective tissue. “When the muscle has tears, you feel sore but it will heal by developing this kind of scar tissue called sarcolemma, which makes it thicker and thicker over time and that's how you develop bigger muscles,” Pino explains. So soreness is really just a side effect of the repair process and your muscles getting swole.

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Being Sore

That January gym kick is fun until you can’t move.

If you made fitness your New Year's resolution, you've probably had your fair share of sore days in the last month. But don't let the dreaded day-after-leg-day keep you out of the gym and sitting sadly on the couch. We reached out to two fitness experts: Dr. Harry Pino, Ph.D., exercise physiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, and certified strength and conditioning specialist Tony Gentilcore, Boston-based personal trainer and fitness coach, to find out more about why you're actually sore and how to make it a little less terrible.

Jenny Chang / Via BuzzFeed

First of all, soreness is a natural physiological response to exercise.

First of all, soreness is a natural physiological response to exercise.

That strained, sore feeling you have after working out actually has a clinical name: “delayed onset muscle soreness,” or DOMS for short, says Gentilcore. “The skeletal muscle — what you work during exercise — actually swells a little so it feels stiff and tender to the touch and there's a temporary reduction in muscle strength,” says Pino. It's a totally normal part of your body's healing and recovery process. DOMS is especially common in beginners who aren't accustomed to the intensity or volume of exercise, but it can happen to anyone no matter their fitness level.

Instagram: @maxokun / Via instagram.com

The pain is actually from tiny micro-tears in the muscle that your body is repairing ? which is how muscles get big!

The pain is actually from tiny micro-tears in the muscle that your body is repairing ? which is how muscles get big!

“DOMS is really a side effect of the repair process that develops in response to micro-tears and muscle damage from high-intensity exercise,” says Pino. So when you run for a few hours, it literally causes disruptions of muscle fibers and connective tissue. “When the muscle has tears, you feel sore but it will heal by developing this kind of scar tissue called sarcolemma, which makes it thicker and thicker over time and that's how you develop bigger muscles,” Pino explains. So soreness is really just a side effect of the repair process and your muscles getting swole.

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Being Sore

That January gym kick is fun until you can’t move.

If you made fitness your New Year's resolution, you've probably had your fair share of sore days in the last month. But don't let the dreaded day-after-leg-day keep you out of the gym and sitting sadly on the couch. We reached out to two fitness experts: Dr. Harry Pino, Ph.D., exercise physiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, and certified strength and conditioning specialist Tony Gentilcore, Boston-based personal trainer and fitness coach, to find out more about why you're actually sore and how to make it a little less terrible.

Jenny Chang / Via BuzzFeed

First of all, soreness is a natural physiological response to exercise.

First of all, soreness is a natural physiological response to exercise.

That strained, sore feeling you have after working out actually has a clinical name: “delayed onset muscle soreness,” or DOMS for short, says Gentilcore. “The skeletal muscle — what you work during exercise — actually swells a little so it feels stiff and tender to the touch and there's a temporary reduction in muscle strength,” says Pino. It's a totally normal part of your body's healing and recovery process. DOMS is especially common in beginners who aren't accustomed to the intensity or volume of exercise, but it can happen to anyone no matter their fitness level.

Instagram: @maxokun / Via instagram.com

The pain is actually from tiny micro-tears in the muscle that your body is repairing ? which is how muscles get big!

The pain is actually from tiny micro-tears in the muscle that your body is repairing ? which is how muscles get big!

“DOMS is really a side effect of the repair process that develops in response to micro-tears and muscle damage from high-intensity exercise,” says Pino. So when you run for a few hours, it literally causes disruptions of muscle fibers and connective tissue. “When the muscle has tears, you feel sore but it will heal by developing this kind of scar tissue called sarcolemma, which makes it thicker and thicker over time and that's how you develop bigger muscles,” Pino explains. So soreness is really just a side effect of the repair process and your muscles getting swole.

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Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose Are Training Intensely For “XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage”

#NoPainNoGain

And Deepika is taking the role super seriously.

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She’s been training hard for her international debut.

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Like seriously pushing it to the limit.

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Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose Are Training Intensely For “XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage”

#NoPainNoGain

And Deepika is taking the role super seriously.

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She’s been training hard for her international debut.

Instagram: @yasminkarachiwala

Like seriously pushing it to the limit.

Instagram: @deepikapadukone

And she’s not the only one. Vin Diesel is also hitting the gym hard, and focusing on building up more mass for his return to the franchise.

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Instagram: @vindiesel

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Apart from the weight training, Vin is also perfecting the water stunts he will be performing in the film.

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Ruby Rose has been sniper training for a while now and getting ready for her role.

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And she’s super pumped about the movie.

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Looking good, guys.

Looking good, guys.

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Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose Are Training Intensely For “XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage”

#NoPainNoGain

And Deepika is taking the role super seriously.

instagram.com

She’s been training hard for her international debut.

Instagram: @yasminkarachiwala

Like seriously pushing it to the limit.

Instagram: @deepikapadukone


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