Quick tips from Exercise Specialist Aidan Cossar
What Causes Sore Muscles?
Apart from your session with Kate, Toby, or Aidan, muscle soreness occurs due to “microtrauma” of the muscle fibers and connective tissues. I know, it doesn’t sound pretty, but I promise, it’s a completely natural result of the breaking down of muscle that occurs during weight lifting or strenuous training.
These tiny tears cause pain due to the low-level inflammation that occurs as the body works to repair them. This process can take several days, which is why it sometimes takes 24-48 hours for us to feel sore. After this bout of pain, the muscle has fully repaired itself and has become stronger and denser.
Below are some ways to speed up this process and get you back to training faster!