after long cardio recently my legs feel like they have growing pains

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  1. Soldier101

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    Alrighty, been lifting for around 6 weeks now, and last sunday jul 22 I ran three miles because I have a lot of fat in the mid section. (only place on my that really has fat) took monday off from cardio, then ran again tuesday. Got to the one mile mark before I started getting those extreme growing pain feelings in both of my legs(had to stop there because it was too bad) (pains in hips knees and ankles.)

    wed was leg day (squats, extensions and curls) and that didnt help im sure.

    Needless to say both of my legs hurt...bad, not your typical soreness hurt either, that harsh ache that you get when you walk around a theme park all day or that general "growing pains" feeling people get while younger.


    sitting in the chair right now, my legs are hanging off and the edge of the chair is right in the middle of the back of my hamstring, even now its causing pain and discomfort in the joints.



    Basically what I'm asking is has anyone else had this happen? Did I jump into the cardio too hard and over do it and then make things worst by doing leg day etc....Taking time off from cardio and legs until things get back to normal but it seems to be very slowly getting better, (not very noticeable in pain difference)
     
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    Advil. Or Alleve.
     
  3. The Boy Bastard

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    Here are a couple things to consider. First is do you have proper shoes for running and what surface are you running on? Did you build up to these 3 miles over the course of the 6 weeks you started working out or just kind of jump into it?
     
  4. Skeletor

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    find alan thicke and try to get some help for that.





    fake edit: worst joke of the century... doesn't even make sense.
     
  5. Boddah

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    You probably won't like this but I'd recommend taking an ice bath. 12 minutes with the water around 55 degrees can relieve a lot of aches and pains as well as prevent them. It's bad at first but you may begin to enjoy them as I have. I try to take them a few times a week. When home from college, I fill up my bathtub with cold water and a bag of ice and sit in it. Remember, it's only bad during the initial shock of sitting.
     
  6. Soldier101

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    I jumped right into it, which is why I think it is an overuse pain
     
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    Pussy :mamoru:
     
  8. Soldier101

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    says the little shit that cuts loose as soon as I do...righhhhhttt :p
     
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    I don't really need it though :fawk:
     
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