DOMS refers to the Delayed Onset of the Muscle Soreness. It leads to muscle pain after 12 to 24 hours of a workout session. The pain related to DOMS (Delayed Onset of the Muscle Soreness) can stay for 2 to 3 days depending on the severity. The pain of DOMS (Delayed Onset of the Muscle Soreness) peaks up after 2 to 3 days of workout and then it gradually eases up with time. In a nutshell DOMS (Delayed Onset of the Muscle Soreness) is a muscle pain which can occur only after a persistent and unaccustomed exercise.
It is always recommended to start your workout slowly and gradually increase the intensity of the exercises. This helps in improving physical strength and endurance as well. As you increase your intensity of workout gradually, your body adapts to it and your muscles won’t experience tears or injuries. DOMS (Delayed Onset of the Muscle Soreness) is not at all a sign of a good workout since a good workout doesn’t give your muscles the micro traumas or micro tears which result in excruciating pain.