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Is It OK to Not Have DOMS After Workout?

"If I'm Not Sore After a Workout Does It Mean I Didn't Work Hard Enough?"

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In short, our bodies are pretty amazing. They can quickly adapt to the stresses of exercise and our ability to work out without experiencing muscle pain is possible, which is great news for those convinced lack of soreness is a sign of under-performance.

According to Michelle Bridges, as your fitness and strength improves, your body's ability to carry out targeted exercises without muscle pain the next day also improves. "It is simply a sign that your muscles are strong enough to cope with the exercise you are doing. In fact, you should be able to work even harder as the risk of a severe case of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is unlikely to be a result of your workout!" says Michelle.

So if you don't suffer from DOMS consider this permission to push yourself even harder in your next gym session.

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