There’s a famous saying that “fatigue masks fitness.” Basically, we can rarely show 100 percent of our true athletic potential because we’re always under some sort of stress. This means that recovery is extremely important if we want to perform to the best of our ability.
A primary indicator of fatigue is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), that familiar achy feeling the day after a tough workout. You can’t prevent IT, but you sure as hell can make it go away faster with a few tricks.
My latest article on Stack.com breaks down the existing research and explains what works and what doesn’t for getting rid of DOMS. You might be surprised what science shows doesn’t work.