Sore muscles?

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  1. friedrice

    friedrice New Member

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    So I have not lifted in years. Just started up again and I am sore as a mofo. It actually feels too sore. I don't remeber hurting this bad, guess it comes with age(31). Any way the question is...How do you guys relieve soreness? Is there even a way to knock it down some? I know I should just stop being a pussy and man up right? Well maybe so, but still if there is a way to relieve some of it I am all ears.:x:
     
  2. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Stretching and a foam roller will make the duration shorter.

    Personally I say just suck it up for a week or two. As long as you know the difference between muscle soreness and pain you should be fine.
     
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    stretch after you lift/before you go to sleep
     
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    Epsom salt baths.
     
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    deuceforty between rupture and rapture

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    fucking :werd: this shit is a godsend
     
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    No shit? What the hell does that do?
     
  7. MaineSucks

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    you prolly made the ultimate 'just getting back into it' mistake of using the same volume from the last time you were lifting... hence the overly sore feeling.

    There are a few factors that could help:

    - make sure you are getting proper post-workout nutrition
    - make sure you are getting enough protein daily
    - dynamic warmup preworkout, stretch post workout
    - contrast showers (hot as you can take, then cold as you can take)
    - epsom salt baths
    - soft tissue work... foam roller, tennis ball, etc
     
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    what, besides protein, is adequate PWO nutrition?
     
  9. MaineSucks

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    you need protein and you need carbs PWO. Some call PWO carbs free carbs, because they are just going to be immediately used in recovery.

    2 scoops whey, gatorade, 5-10g creatine..... we have a winner.
     
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    so I've been eating an apple and my shake...is that enough carbs? ( a little aprehensive about the creatine...)
     
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    i find active recovery helps a little with my soreness


    ie. doing really light weight (~30RM type weight) using the muscles you worked out out previously
     
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    Grean tea supposed to be really good PWO for muscle recovery.
     
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    An apple is only like 15g of net carbs. I'd get some more in ya.
     
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    thank you
     
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    just remember theres a cutoff from post workout to regular food intake.

    If it takes you 30min to drive home from the gym and another 15-20min to get situated in your house, those carbs are going to count. Get em in you immediately.
     
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    some find it gross, but I like oats in my PWO shake. satiating, good dose of fibre and they are like little mixers, helping breakup any clumps of protein
     
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    It is just par of getting back into it. I took a month off from a back injury and first day back I did chest, and it was probably only a 25min workout... VERY basic. The next day it felt like someone had let off a couple shotgun shells in my chest. Just work back into it slowly and you will get used to it.

    Also, as Maine pointed out, post-workout nutrition is very important. Some good carbs, immediately digestible whey protein, and then a solid protein packed meal a little later will greatly aid in keeping the soreness down.

    In the mean-time, the hot tube (if your gym has one) helps a lot too.
     
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    spiff Food Douche and Intercloud Mechanic

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    What kind of gym do you go to?
    :eek3:
     
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    +1

    or better yet, hot tub at home...in the nude. ass shot in tub :naughty:
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I have hot tub a steam room and a sauna in my gym haha
     
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    Fuck I guess I better fix my hot tub. It shit out like a week ago and I was being a cheap ass about getting it fixed.

    You guys are right, I got all gung ho about lifting and I am sure I over did it. Just felt good to be back in the gym. I also felt like a giant puss chops, went from benching 315ish to struggling to put up 175. I will have some pics up in the fit log forum here soon showing what i used to look like and what i do now. Then I will update as I go along.
     
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    spiff Food Douche and Intercloud Mechanic

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    I have a hot tub in my gym as well.
     
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    I don't want any part of your hot tube!!:noes:
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    It seems I'm a little slow on the uptake today :ugh: :rofl:
     
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