I have DOMS [muscle soreness]

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Senior Member
Ukrainian - Russian
What phrase would you use instead of saying "I have DOMS?"
1) I am rusty
2) I am sore
3) I am stiff
4) I'm worn out
5) Your option
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    Senior Member
    American English
    Not everyone will understand DOMS: Delayed onset muscle soreness (Wikipedia)

    Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise.

    The soreness is felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after the exercise. It is thought to be caused by eccentric (lengthening) exercise, which causes small-scale damage (microtrauma) to the muscle fibers. After such exercise, the muscle adapts rapidly to prevent muscle damage, and thereby soreness, if the exercise is repeated.

    I'll let someone else answer.

    You little ripper!

    Senior Member
    Australian English
    My muscles feel really sore/stiff after my weight lifting session this morning. I don't think I can hack going to the gym every day; I might just make it twice a week.


    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    (5) - I'd probably say something like "My leg* doesn't half ache this morning". :)

    *or whichever part of the body it was.
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