New Muscle Soreness Trick! | How To Get Rid of Muscle Soreness (NEW STUDY)


Before we start, I do wanna mention today
is the last day to cash in on preorder discounts for the new PicFit hoodies, now available
in the PicFit Shop. PicFitShop.com! Thanks to everyone that already ordered, love
you guys, and hope to… uh, love the rest of you too. I already do but just a bit more love. I recently bumped into this new study and
I found it to be something worth bringing to your attention. After all, we all deal with delayed onset
muscle soreness, aka DOMS, and it would be absolutely lovely if we can deal with it less. Unless you’re into that kinda stuff, no
judgment from me. Anyway, this new study looked into tackling
muscle soreness before you actually have to deal with it. More of a preventative approach. But how exactly? The researchers proposed that you first come
back to the gym by initially limiting your exercise options to a particular type. That is, when you come back to the gym, first
do some isometric exercises. Isometrics are exercises employing static
muscle contractions. One of the more popular isometrics is the
plank. But it can be done with virtually any type
of exercise. You just simply hold a position while under
tension. But now let’s take quick dive into the findings
and see how we can apply it for ourselves. This studied looked at 64 young men with no
regular training in the past 6 months. Kind of mimicking the person that is either
returning after a break or never trained at all. The subjects were placed into four different
conditions: Two where they performed a maximal isometric
exercise two days before engaging in slow eccentric training or fast eccentric training. Eccentric training is where the muscle lengthens
while under tension, like lowering a dumbbell while contracting the biceps in a bicep curl. The other two conditions were controls, where
subjects ONLY did either slow eccentric or fast eccentric training. The isometric was an elbow flexion, aka a
bicep curl, at MAXIMAL contraction held for 3 seconds 10 times at a 20-degree flexion. 45 seconds of rest were given between each
of the 10 reps. Their findings… were pretty clear. Isometric training two days before fast and
slow eccentric training led to lower reductions of maximal voluntary contraction, and yes,
smaller increases in muscle soreness. Preponderance lies with mitigating exposure
to immediate eccentric exercises, which are very closely tied to DOMS. Plus, creating some sort of adaptation, a
repeated bout effect, can also explain the lower soreness magnitudes when employing isometrics
beforehand. In short, doing isometrics can help “prepare”
the muscles before dealing with heavier eccentrics loads. Considering how easily this can be done, we
all can employ this ourselves and see if it can help with that messy messy DOMS. If not, hey, at least we tried. If you wanna give it a go yourself, perform
10 max isometric holds, typically under long muscle lengths a couple of days before you
jump back into your regular program. Of course, there are plenty of other options
to deal with muscle soreness, and I’ll be covering this in another video very shortly. If I already have by the time you’re watching
this video, then the new video will be linked in the description as well as in the video
cards. Let me know what YOU think about doing isometrics
to deal with soreness in the comments below. Or any other cool tricks you might have. If you enjoyed this video, give it an isometric
thumbs up share it with your DOMS-loving friends. As always, thank you for watching and GET
YOUR PROTEIN!

70 Replies to “New Muscle Soreness Trick! | How To Get Rid of Muscle Soreness (NEW STUDY)”

  1. I appreciate your videos! I just began training and you’re really inspiring me with all forms of tips and so on! Thank you for it! 🙂

  2. Ice baths have been proven to reduce DOMS but also inhibit muscle growth via satellite cell and mTOR inhibition (via Contreras et al)

  3. Trust me try HMB and don’t bother with the free acid(muscletech clear muscle) just go with the HMB calcium salt. I’ve tried both and there’s no difference and get same benefits. I buy in bulk powder form as it’s a lot cheaper than capsules. This will get rid of soreness in less than 24 hours in my experience.

  4. do people hate soreness that much? when im sore im just happy imma get gains the pain is my last worry

  5. Sorry who would actually do this? DOMS is not bad at all 😂 if you’re worried about the pain from DOMS then idk how u cope with the pain of actually working out haha

  6. Isometrics are for people who don't know what they're doing. "IT BURNS!" …. doesn't mean it gets results. You EARN your soreness, stop being a baby about it and learn to love it.

  7. cant believe people wasted time and money to test this shit… train your muscles a bit then train harder so you get reduced soreness what genius came up with this lmao you just splitting it up over more days genius… i always appreciate your videos and this is in no way a comment on your channel or this video because i like both but these people are silly

  8. Hi, i am a huge fan for this channel keep it up! I just want you guys to make a video about gym and irritable bowel syndrome and how to keep your calorie intake sufficient despite of loss in appetite. TA

  9. I found that just making sure I'm getting my protein needs made a HUGE difference in DOMS. It's still there, but not nearly as painful or long lasting.

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