How to Know When Your Body is Too Sore Post-Workout
Most people are familiar with the old adage: “Pain is gain,” meaning that muscle soreness is a good byproduct that naturally follows intense exercise. However, pain also accompanies serious injuries, so it’s important to know the difference. As outlined in a recent Lifehacker article, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the term for normal, healthy pain that can last anywhere from 2 or 3 days to a full week. Rhabdomyolysis, also known as “rhabdo,” is an uncommon yet “extreme type of muscle soreness that can cause serious health complications.” Distinguishing between these two types of soreness is particularly important when building consistent exercise habits for the first time. Read more.