The sign of an effective workout is when you feel just a bit of soreness one to two days after the session (also known as delayed-onset muscle soreness). That kind of mild oh-I-think-worked-my-butt-yesterday pain will allow you to carry on with your regularly scheduled workouts.
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Luckily, there are many preventative measures you can take to avoid the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Here's a quick list of 10 steps you should always take before, during, and after going to the gym.