Talk:Delayed onset muscle soreness
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Single Source (Nosaka)
The article as it is relies very heavily on a single source, the Nosaka, which is a chapter in a book, Skeletal muscle damage and repair, edited by Peter M. Tiidus. I've checked out this source and it looks like it solidly meets WP:RS, being comprehensive, well-referenced, up-to-date, and representing and synthesizing multiple viewpoints. But even if this book is the best work on this subject, it still is one single work, and I still think it is problematic to base an article so heavily off this one work. I added the single source template because I wanted to bring attention to this so the sourcing could be diversified, but User:Sandstein removed it, with the justification that it is "Not problematic in this case because the single source is a textbook that aggregates the literature". I do not think this argument is solid ground to stand on or a good general rule to follow. This reasoning fits with the template documentation on Template:Single_source:
- "A single source is considered less than ideal because a single source may be inaccurate or biased. Without other sources for corroboration, accuracy or neutrality may be suspect. By finding multiple independent sources, the reliability of the encyclopedia is improved."
I think that no matter how good one source is, it is still a single source and it is still not adequate for making an article the best it could be. I also was not able to find any wikipedia guidelines or policy supporting Sandstein's assertion that there are any circumstances in which a single source is adequate for a whole article. On this grounds I'm going to re-add the template. Cazort (talk) 02:17, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
- I found a couple more sources, Muscle Pain: Understanding the Mechanisms, by Siegfried Mense, Robert D. Gerwin:  and Science of flexibility, by Michael J. Alter  Cazort (talk) 19:03, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
- Indented line
I also noticed this and came to comment. Here is another source: http://adisonline.com/sportsmedicine/Abstract/2003/33020/Delayed_Onset_Muscle_Soreness__Treatment.5.aspx (although there is not much that seems to contradict Nosaka from my outsider's perspective.)Semitones (talk) 01:05, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
I just changed "Consuming more vitamin C does not prevent soreness." to "Consuming more vitamin C may not prevent soreness." One can hardly make so broad-sweeping a claim based on a single study of 24 subjects where vitamin C consumption was only 3g/day. The study itself didn't attempt to draw such a broad conclusion, but rather stated: "Conclusions. The results of this study suggest that a VC supplementation protocol of 3×1 000 mg/day for 8 days is ineffective in protecting against selected markers of DOMS." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:01, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
No pain, no gain
The concept of "No pain, no gain" is relevant to this article because it is a way of thinking about the temporary pain of DOMS. See the following CNN article, where it says "No pain, no gain. Lactic acid build-up. An indicator of muscle growth. These are all phrases that we tend to associate with DOMS. " --184.108.40.206 (talk) 08:31, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
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