*Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
I understand getting DOMS when you’re first working out and your muscles are unused to the exercise.
But why do I get DOMS when I take just a few days off working out?
I work out four times a week:
Tue: One hour Spin Class
Wed and Fri: One hour Body Pump
Sat: HIIT (and if Mistress Joy hasn’t thoroughly kicked my [increasingly toned and perky] butt) Body Pump follows so an hour and forty five minutes on Satruday.
I’ve been doing this for a few years. But whenever I take a week or two off for a vacation or surgery recovery and I resume my normal workout routine, it never fails: I have to drop my weights a tad in Body Pump and my muscles get very sore. This lasts about a week.
How can such a short time off derail so many months of consistent work?