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Old 12-09-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
Tim Holmes
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The 'pain' is in my legs at moment but once warmed up it doesn't seem to be as much of a problem. If have DOMS now should I do tomorrow's WOD?

Also, I'm not exactly sure whether DOMS is a good sign (training hard; muscle growth), or of overtraining.

As you can probably tell I am new to CrossFit and also lifting in general.

Any enlightenment would helpful.

Thanks, Tim
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Old 12-09-2003, 06:59 PM   #2
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Hey Tim. First off, welcome to Crossfit. Sadly, I dont know what DOMS is, but I have the same situation with the bottom of my foot(bone) sometimes. Hurts like hell to walk on when I first wake up in the morning or have been sitting for a while, but then after a few steps theres no more pain. I'd stick around this thread to hear from those who have knowledge of DOMS (whatever it is), but my advice is that if you're you're new to training, especially this kind of training, start out SLOWLY and easily with whatever is comfortable. Just my two cents. GOOD LUCK!



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Old 12-09-2003, 07:56 PM   #3
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DOMS = delayed onset muscle soreness

It's what you feel after you do an exercise strenuously, usually for the first few times it's bad, then it fades away.

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Old 12-09-2003, 10:10 PM   #4
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Should I still be training with DOMS, or will it make it worse? Also, is there anything can do to stop/treat it?

Thanks for the welcome. :happy:
I'm sorry, my post was a bit sketchy. I didn't know of the term, DOMS, until a few weeks ago, though, I knew all too well of the symptoms.
I do try to restrain from going all out but even after only 11 rounds of 'Chelsea', DOMS is a problem the following morning.

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Old 12-09-2003, 10:20 PM   #5
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Use good judgement here! If you are totally lamed from a previous days efforts dial things back and take it easy. In general a little work of a different variety will help to diminish soreness....but some soreness like post Tabata squats and what not are just trerrible. Welcome and enjoy!
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Old 12-10-2003, 08:34 AM   #6
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mr. wolf's recommendation on DOMS is right on. Important to note that doms is normal if you are new to p.t.; if you increase intensity; if you change routines. there are those in the fitness world who claim this is a bad thing(kind of like situps, heh, heh)but doms goes away, usually in a couple of days. is a good pain, your body is being challenged. remember, pain is merely weakness leaving the body. i've been crossfitting since june; it's a blast and has definitely increased my anaerobic fitness and grip. it is challenging every day; doesn't get boring.
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:50 AM   #7
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Something seems to be sore most of the time for me, especially my legs.
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Old 12-12-2003, 11:13 AM   #8
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When the WOD is hard on the legs, I always get A LOT of soreness two (!) days after the workout. Never the next day...

I am always sore somewhere...In fact when i'm not I usually feel wimpy as that is a sign I have been slacking off...

Just like the calm exhaustion after a WOD, sometimes, being sore feels great!
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