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Well, I did that horrible torture device also known as the Pilates machine on Tuesday night. Just 30 minutes. Where I felt the most pain at the time was in my hip flexors.
It was pretty intense, but the instructor told me it was normal for beginners. The day after, I was feeling okay. The next day...I could barely walk. Last night in bed...I could barely move. They hurt so bad.
My coworker said I was experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness...or DOMS. I thought she made the term DOMS up. I mean we all know why we are sore after working out, but I didnt know it had an official title. Turns out it does! And if you google it, you can read all about it. Well...now hold on to your pants bc it's about to all come together....Do you know what one of the side effects of DOMS is? Muscle swelling and water retention.
Thank you. I am a genius.
Okay, not really. And I don't know if the fluid we are retaining while our muscles are sore even amounts to one pound...but...we can at least tell ourselves that...and I dont know about you...it makes me feel a little better!