ABSTRACT: DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS (DOMS) IS A COMMON SIDE EFFECT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PARTICULARLY OF A VIGOROUS NATURE. MANY EXERCISERS WHO REGULARLY PERFORM RESISTANCE TRAINING CONSIDER DOMS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST INDICATORS OF TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS, WITH SOME RELYING UPON THIS SOURCE AS A PRIMARY GAUGE. THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE RELEVANCE OF USING DOMS TO ASSESS WORKOUT QUALITY.
1Department of Health Science, Lehman College, Bronx, NY; and
2School of Sport and Recreation, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.
Brad J. Schoenfeld is a lecturer in exercise science at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, and is currently completing his doctoral work at Rocky Mountain University.
Bret Contreras is currently pursuing his PhD in Sports Science at the AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand.