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Lotus Studio published in Pilates Style Magazine!

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It is widely believed that lactic acid is the cause of post-workout soreness. This simply is not the case. In the following article, I discuss the truth behind the post-workout soreness that we sometimes experience and explain how to prevent the pain. This was published in the January/February 2013 issue of Pilates Style magazine.

The theory that lactic acid causes soreness was refuted in the late 1970’s and later disproven. It has been shown that delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which occurs 24-48 hrs after exercise, is caused by eccentric muscle contraction that the body is not yet accustomed to. The eccentric muscle contraction may disrupt myofibers and extracellular matrix, which can lead to swelling and soreness. Although various modalities to treat DOMS have been studied such as ice, stretching, massage, ultrasound, and anti-inflammatories, no single treatment has been proven to be unequivocally effective at reducing DOMS symptoms. However, it has been shown that prior exposure to the same movement does reduce DOMS.Therefore, it would be advisable that Pilates instructors introduce new movements—especially those that involve a significant amount of eccentric loading—with light weight, encourage a full and controlled range of motion, and then gradually add weight as the client becomes comfortable with the movement.


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