Fitness Republic Article: Build your muscles the eccentric way

Build your muscles the eccentric wayEver completed a workout and felt fine afterwards, only to feel an ache in the worked muscles 48 hours later? This is referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS for short, and it normally occurs 24 to 48 hours after exercise. The definitive cause of DOMS isn’t known, but eccentric training is often cited. So what, exactly, is eccentric training? It’s the lengthening – or controlled downward phase – of lifting weights.

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