When you exercise, in particular after strength training, there will be a degree of slight tearing in the structure of the muscle the day or two after exercise.  

This is normal, and occurs because you have taken the muscle beyond what it would normally do in order to give it a reason to grow and change.  The muscle will then repair itself and become larger and stronger as a result.

This sensation, known as DOMS ( delayed onset of muscle soreness), feels like a heavy, sore sensation, similar to a bruised feeling in the muscle when you use it the next day or two.  It is normal and goes away after a couple of days.  Exercising again, although a bit difficult, will actually help this sensation go away more rapidly.

Article written by: Michael Dermansky (email: admin@md-health.websitepro.hosting)

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Author: Michael Dermansky

Michael has now been working in physiotherapy for over 20 years, since graduating from Melbourne University in 1998 and is even more passionate about getting the best outcomes for clients than he was then.Michael is always studying and looking for new and innovative ways to improve the service at MD Health, including and not limited to the ideas from the fitness industry and great customer service companies. In his spare moments, he loves spending time with his two children, Sebastian and Alexander and hopefully taking them skiing more and more often.

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