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DOMS is caused by high eccentric muscle contractions or unaccustomed exercises (Armstrong, 1984).
Moderate-intensity exercise (maintaining heart rate between 55% and 90% of maximum) may elevate creatine kinase (CK) to levels that meet the diagnostic criteria for rhabdomyolysis if the exercises involve eccentric muscle contractions, such as weight lifting or downhill running (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, small observational studies).
(6-8) This injury occurred as a result of a sudden, forceful eccentric muscle contraction during a preacher curl exercise.
(2009) Effect of angular velocity on soleus and medial gastrocnemius H-reflex during maximal concentric and eccentric muscle contraction. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 19(5), 948-956.