DOMS, aka "delayed onset muscle soreness," is that pesky pain that sets in after a tough workout. And while it can hurt, the pain is normal and signals that the muscles are rebuilding. Learn more about DOMS here:
Feeling the pain after an intense workout? Turns out those sore muscles might need a little extra rest, though some light activity could actually help us feel better, faster.
That stiff, sore feeling after an intense workout is a side effect of the body's muscle rebuilding process. But just because it's natural doesn't mean there aren't ways to manage post-workout pain.