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DOMS chat

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Milzy, 21 Apr 2017.

  1. Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    I'm thinking of buying some magnesium oil spray to rub into my legs. It's supposed to be good for DOMS and to aid sleep. Any one used it? What else is great for DOMS? I've tried Epsom salts which did nothing so I'm sceptical about mag oil spray.
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

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    Sutton
    Have a warm bath with some Radox before bed :smile:
     
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  3. Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    Used muscle soak and I want my money back. If some powder in hot water can mend you then you must ride harder I suppose.
     
  4. Moodyman

    Moodyman Veteran

    Sauna / steam room can help post exercise. A good varied diet should be enough to replenish body's chemical balance.

    Other than that just give it time. DOMS only really lasts for 2 or 3 weeks when new exerciser or returning from a long break.
     
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  5. thecube

    thecube Senior Member

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    Never heard of that, I think having good levels of Mg in your diet might help a little. Avoiding it in the first place is best. So, post exercise stretching / recovery. I also like to keep active within 48 h or more extreme exercise, so it helps the blood flow through the body. But sometimes it will happen and it just takes time. I'm not convinced at all by the cryo-therapy treatment.
     
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  6. thecube

    thecube Senior Member

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    A hot bath seems as effective as a dip in ice cold water to me!
     
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  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
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    Do you stretch after cycling? Try that too asap after getting off the bike

    I don't ride very hard or long these days cos I'm crocked
     
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  8. Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    Never stretch :sad: If you have micro tears they need to heal. Stretching should help but not take DOMS away entirely.
     
  9. thecube

    thecube Senior Member

    Location:
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    I've heard that taking ibuprofen helps. But I still think avoidance is best. Once you have it you just need time. I only get it after a long period of inactivity followed by strenuous exercise.
     
  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    You should stretch, everything from hips to feet :smile: Try it, see if it helps, doing neck stretches and mobilisations might help your numb hands too...as well as working on your core...many swear by pilates
     
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  11. Bimble

    Bimble Bimbling along ... Staff Member

    What is DOMS?
     
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  12. thecube

    thecube Senior Member

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    Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.
     
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  13. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

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    The point of training is to cause micro-tears so a stretch after isn't going to do a lot of harm if any, if anything more good can come from it
     
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  14. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
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    I usually only get doms if the ride is harder than usual, and it usually only lasts 24 - 48 hours.
     
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  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    My missus swears by magnesium salts and magnesium tablets if you've got bad muscle soreness ! Me, can't say I've noticed.
     
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