Today, your muscles feel sore. … In fact, there’s very little evidence to show that muscle soreness is a reliable indicator of muscle damage, or that being sore means faster muscle growth, or that a lack of soreness means that your workout wasn’t effective.
Are you burning calories when your muscles are sore?
Sore muscles are the result of your workout damaging the muscle tissue and fiber. Your body burns calories during the workout, and will continue to do so after the rest and repair stage. However, you won’t necessarily burn more calories faster, because your body will return to its RMR fairly quickly after exercise.
Why do muscles get sore?
When muscles are required to work harder than they’re used to or in a different way, it’s believed to cause microscopic damage to the muscle fibres, resulting in muscle soreness or stiffness. DOMS is often mistakenly believed to be caused by a build up of lactic acid, but lactic acid is not involved in this process.