Did I hurt myself or is this normal soreness?

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It’s probably DOMS if the pain..

  • Started 24-48 hours after your workout
  • Feels more like overall soreness in a particular muscle
  • Decreases over the course of a few days

It is likely an injury if the pain…

  • Started in the middle of your workout
  • Is sharp and localized
  • Lasts for longer than four days.