The Common Belief Exercisers Have That Isn’t Always Correct

It’s a common belief among exercisers that muscle soreness and quality of workout exist in a linear relationship.

That is, the more sore you get from a workout, the better it is, right? WRONG! Soreness from a workout is NOT always a sign of a good workout.


Muscle soreness resulting from a workout is known as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

Typically DOMs takes 24 – 48 hours to develop and peaks between 24 – 72 hours post exercise.

Any significant muscle soreness lasting longer than 5 days could be a sign of significant muscle damage beyond what is beneficial.At the end of the day please remember, how sore you get and how good of a workout you had are definitely NOT the same thing!