Vail Daily column: Why do I feel the post-workout ‘burn’?

By Melanie Wong

Last week I received a question from a trainee regarding muscle soreness. Jim was so sore from a previous workout that it negatively impacted his ability to perform basic rudimentary tasks for an entire week. Jim was experiencing DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness after a bout of high repetition front squats. I want to discuss this occurrence in detail, and make recommendations on how to avoid it.For years, experts thought that DOMS was a byproduct of lactic acid accumulation in the muscles. Lactic acid is produced when there’s a lack of oxygen available for working muscles to derive energy; …

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