Officially, DOMS is the WORST.
It's pretty much the worst reward for pushing your upper physical limits.
For me, a 60 minute leg routine is still going strong 2 days later. Sitting, standing, stairs - these are all my least favourite right now.
So I'm doing a bit of an experiment on myself using Kinesio Taping to see what impacts, if any, it has on the DOMS in my quads.
I've taped the right leg as my experimental group - one big strip all the way across the knee to the hip; one split strip over the left and right sides of my thigh following the most painful areas vertically; and a cross strip over the most painful spot horizontally.
The left leg is the control group - lefty gets no taping.
I applied the taping about 24 hours ago, and what I've found so far is:
I'm interested to see what impacts the taping might have over the next 24-48 hours. I found a research paper that indicated that taping could reduce the duration of DOMS, so I'll report back in another 24 hours on whether I've experienced any differences between the taped and untaped leg.
Another lesson I've learnt is - leg day is 100% a Friday only PT session for me!
Mel is a Myotherapist based in Ferntree Gully. She has a special interest in chronic pain conditions, like fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, and more.