This Is Why You Have Sore Muscles Two Days After You Work Out

 

If you’ve ever exercised intensely after taking some time off—or you just tried a boot camp class at your gym for the first time—you know that you’re likely to feel pretty sore the next day. That pain you feel that leaves you waddling around—and can feel even worse two days after a workout—is thanks to a phenomenon known as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS.

So why exactly do you feel sore the next day, instead of right away? 

Read the Right as Rain by UW Medicine article