Any active person would have experienced the intense post-exercise muscle discomfort knowns as DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). In some cases this can be really quite debilitating, resulting in a loss of training days and subsequently poor performance in competitions.
The science around DOMS is relatively new, but such is the significance of the problem that athletes have turned towards all kinds of remedies for the issue, ranging from active recovery strategies, protein intake, saunas, ice baths and even spices such as turmeric and curcumin!
In this article, we’re going to look at the science supporting infrared as an effective preventative and recovery measure for DOMS. We’ll also go on to explore hypotheses that are currently under investigation in the lab on behalf of KYMIRA.