What is exercise induced muscle damage?

Exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) is characterized by symptoms that present both immediately and for up to 14 days after the initial exercise bout. The main consequence of EIMD for the athlete is the loss of skeletal muscle function and soreness.

What are some symptoms seen in exercise-induced muscle damage?

Exercise-induced muscle damage typically results in impaired performance, increased pain and soreness, and reduced training quality.

Can exercise-induced muscle damage be avoided?

Because stiffness seems to predispose muscles to damage, it follows that appropriately warming up before exercise may reduce the severity of exercise-induced muscle damage. It has also been shown that warm-up reduces subsequent symptoms of muscle damage.

What type of exercise causes the most muscle damage?

It was suggested that during concentric exercise muscle fibres may lose sarcomeres, leading to a greater vulnerability to damage from eccentric exercise.

What is exercise-induced muscle soreness?

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.

What is eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage?

Eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) is a multifactorial phenomenon that occurs when skeletal muscle is exposed to elevated mechanical stress conferred by unaccustomed eccentric exercise (Clarkson and Hubal, 2002).

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Does exercise damage muscle?

Exercise damages muscles due to eccentric and concentric muscle loading. Resistance training, and particularly high loading during eccentric contractions, results in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

How do you measure muscle damage?

You could directly measure the muscular pain 24, 48 and 72 h after exercise during a standardized stretching protocol. This is a simple and practical way to indirectly determine muscle damage. Additionally, you can use a dinamometer to measure the maximal voluntary strength, also an indicator of muscle damage.

How long does it take for muscle inflammation to go away?

Inflammation starts within the first hour or two after injury, peaks within 1-3 days but lasts at least a couple of weeks.

How can I cause more muscle damage?

Intense exercise, principally when a person is untrained or unaccustomed to it, can cause damage to skeletal muscle. This phenomenon, commonly known as exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD), occurs particularly if the exercise involves a large amount of eccentric (muscle lengthening) contractions.

How do you reduce exercise-induced inflammation?

Consume 20-30 grams of high-quality protein post-exercise (depending on body weight). Essential fats which support brain health & reduce inflammation. Mickleborough et al showed Creatine Kinase (a marker of muscle damage) decreased with omega-3 marine oil compared to a placebo.