May 3, 2013|Written by Nelson Lau
Have you ever worked out so hard that you’re muscles ache the next day? They’re so sore you can’t even lift your arms up to put a shirt on or you have a tough time sitting down in your chair? Well, if you’ve experienced this before, you’ve just experienced a physiological response known as DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness.
Rest is crucial for you to make progress and perform at your maximum - a day or two off each week allows muscles, tendons and ligaments time to repair- making you less likely to sustain an exercise related injury. Getting enough rest also has major health benefits.