Recovery time while cutting

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  1. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    Since I started my cut weeks ago my legs have been getting way more sore than they used to. Where a monday back squat wednesday front squat would be fine, now I'm finding it isn't.

    I'm assuming (maybe erroneously) that it might be from a lower level of nutrients/vitamins that I'm taking in since it's less food. Any way to try and speed up recovery time?
     
  2. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    BCAA's are a godsend in this situation. what kind of diet are you following?
     
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    Maybe take my xtend every day instead of just the days I work out?

    Also, I'm not really following a "diet." I'm just eating smaller, complete meals. I'm a very big proponent of the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) policy when it comes to bulking or cutting. And it's worked wonders.
     
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    I always go for a 3 mile walk the morning after a leg day. It works wonders for me to get a good circulation early the next day.
     
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    active recovery may help as well. also creatine helps with this. maybe try adding in some ALA before meals with a good ammount of carbs
     
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    but its soooooo boring :wtc:
     
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    Do you have any experience with ALA? Or anyone else on the forum? I read a lot about it previously but have never talked to anyone who's actually taken it.
     
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    +1 on the walking/running.

    It is just from the lack of cals/nutrients in your diet. When I am low cal/low carb I need more recovery time as well. Maybe get some BCAA's and a multi if you are not already doing that.

    For legs though, best thing you do is the next day (even though you are sore as hell) go for run, play some basketball, long walk, etc... It might be boring, but it will cut your soreness down by an entire day.
     
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    i just started using ALA. i notice a huge improvement in energy after high carb meals
     
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    simple carbs within minutes after you work out will help speed up recovery. i keep a gatorade in the car and down it all after i'm done working out
     
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    I'm obviously not on your level but I find that stretching an hour or so after lifting, plus warming up and stretching again the next day = severely lessened soreness and consequently I feel more recovered to work the same muscle only 48 hours later (although I don't go heavy on the same muscles two workouts in a row)
     
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    I down a gatorade with xtend in it within an hour after finishing. Along with some malto thrown in my PWO shake. Carbs are a plenty. :eek5:
     
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    Stretching does help me a lot. But unfortunately not enough. :wtc:
     
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    What about during cutting though? I'm not eating any high carb meals.
     
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    You wil eventually adapt to it and your body will recover faster/not be as sore. Just grind through it, it worked for me.
     
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    ZMA has helped me with recovery. Try that and see if it helps.
     
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    well some meals will have higher carbs than others. even if you take some ALA before you down your PWO shake i think it will help. ALA is not that expensive so it allows some freedom if you just wanna play around with it. maybe look into a foam roller?
     
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    Yea possibly. It's strange though it's only on the outsides of my quads on both legs. Nothing else hurts. My form hasn't changed, the weight hasn't changed. My body weight has gone down but that's what I'm aiming for. :rofl:
     
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    I walked with someone and we talked the whole time. You really don't even notice it when you are talking.
     
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    and apparently it is working for you otherwise this thread wouldnt have been made..:run:

    not to mention that xtend isnt alanyl-l-glutamine..
     
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    Bah maybe I should buy some of that stuff.
     
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