Why do you get sore a day or two after completing a gym session you’re not accustomed to?
It’s called DOMS, or maybe known as delayed onset muscle soreness.
In particular this occurs after exercise as the person is not familiar with the exercises, intensity, movements that’s performed during the session. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
DOMS are believed to be the result of microscopic tears within the connective tissues that hold the muscle fibers together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How can you prevent such soreness?
By using a foam roller post work out by rolling slowly over the targeted muscle groups previously trained can assist in expelling metabolic waste from the muscle itself whilst simultaneously promoting blood flow.
Consuming an adequate amount of Protein and Carbohydrates within your diet will also help assist in your recovery process.
Few weeks ago I attended the RP Nutrition and Training to Optimise your Physique and Performance Seminar. The area I found most interesting was the gut health section by Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro. At the moment on social media there so many “self qualified” gurus, influencers, nutritionists and even personal trainers (if they are even PTs) talking about how gut health is the pinnacle of weight loss and selling supplements to “heal” your gut.
What experts know about gut health now
Research on humans started around 2010 (which is very new)
What we need to avoid…
Avoid “superfoods” not because they’re bad but they just have little to no evidence of aiding gut health.
The message here is that there are sooo much that experts in the field don’t know so that ‘nutrition guru’ you follow definitely does not know about the gut. Stick to the things you can control, diet, physical activity and eating a wide variety of foods.