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Joined: Sep 10
Posted: 07 Apr 2011, 10:03
if it's just muscle soreness you have to push through it. soreness is caused by acid and the only way to get rid of it is by working out and gettin the blood movin to flush it out.
now if it's a deep sharp pain you shouldnt work our because something has been torn, pinched, etc and needs to heal
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Joined: Jan 10
Posted: 07 Apr 2011, 11:23
It'll go away and once your body gets used to working out regularly, you won't get sore quite as easily. Now that I've been working out for awhile, I don't even stretch anymore and I very rarely get sore muscles.
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Joined: Jun 10
Posted: 07 Apr 2011, 11:33
You'll be surprised at how great it feels to streeeetch through the soreness! Sounds weird (and yes, it's not so fun for that first little minute), but it really helps to relieve the tightness and cramp-y feeling.
Take it kind of easy until your body gets more used to it - both to let your muscles get used to it, but also so you don't just get frustrated and say "hell with THIS!"
Joined: Mar 09
Posted: 07 Apr 2011, 12:07
Soreness, yes work through it if you can. I find that those first few weeks are the worst. But I'll tell you, even when you're SUPER sore, if you go on, get up, work out again - you'll feel a little better. Make sure you eat lots of protein and drink lots of water after your workouts; it'll help you recover. And I assume your trainer has you stretching afterwards too. I'm a proponent of stretching throughout the day, every day. That helps to improve flexibility but also helps to recover sore muscles
Joined: Aug 09
Posted: 07 Apr 2011, 23:07
All great advice Jen. Your doing great! Keep up the good work.
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Joined: Apr 11
Posted: 08 Apr 2011, 09:41
Stretching helps (and hurts!) as well as drinking lots of water. Staying hydrated is very important to flush the toxins out of your body. I too have been a complete couch potato for so long that working out is daunting. For me an Advil is a good thing as it relives the pain as well as it is an anti-inflamatory which helps. Take it slow remember, you've been on the sidelines for a while and it takes time to go in and play a full game! For me it isn't how fast or how far I can go, but how long I can exercise. So I may only walk a mile and it takes me 45 mins, but I do it and feel good.
Joined: Feb 11
Posted: 08 Apr 2011, 09:51
I always find that working out again, though painful in the beginning, helps to loosen me back up in the long run! I agree with the rest of 'em... push through it darlin!!
Joined: Aug 10
Posted: 08 Apr 2011, 10:40
Make sure you are getting a lot of fluids and an adequate amount of potassium. If you aren't, you can get really sore really quickly.
When I've taken classes with trained fitness instructors, I was told a day off so your muscles can heal is healthy. That being said, it doesn't mean don't exercise that day, but try to move around where the focus is. One day do more arm work, another do more ab work, etc. If you are really working yourself hard you may very well feel it for several days (it used to happen to me every time I started a new fitness routine). Stick with working out, just change your focus. If your abs are sore on Wed from Tuesday's workout, focus somewhere else. If they are still sore from Monday's workout- keep pushing them. It will get easier very quickly.
Of course- make sure you're warming up, then stretching a little and cooling down (walk aroud- don't hit the couch right away) and then stretching a lot after exericse.
Joined: Mar 11
Posted: 08 Apr 2011, 12:54
My trainer isn't having me stretcha and since I have been a vegetarian for the past year, he doesn't know what to tell me. He wants me to eat more protein but has no idesas. Thank you all for the good advice.
There are so many ways for vegetarians to get proteins into their diets (I'm not a vegetarian, but sometimes eat that way as a change). If you are not vegan (meaning NO animal products), then look into adding more dairy and eggs. There are also grains and grain-like foods that are helpful. Soy is the obvious one, but look into making meals using mixed whole grains, and things like quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah"
. Of course make sure you eat a balance, and keep your fluids up.
Doing slow stretches after exercise is always a good idea.
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Joined: Mar 11
Posted: 08 Apr 2011, 18:30
Ok, being sore after a workout is one thing. Being in "pain" is another. You push through soreness; you back off with pain. With soreness the best remedy is good stretching and range of motion type workouts with little to no wieght to work out the acids. You do this for the first few weeks until your body strengthens up. If you have not worked out in 20 years I suggest you decrease the intensity of your workouts for the first 2 weeks. Also don't workout every single day but rather workout and rest/stretch the next day. After 2 weeks bump up the intensity some for a week or two. The main thing to take away here is 20 years is a LONG time of inactivity. Stay patient and ease your body into it and you'll have a much more pleasant experience. Finally, take a good look at that "trainer" of yours. I'm surprised you did not get better advice from him other than "push through it" and "I don't know what you should eat except for you need more protein". Your trainer should not only help you with exercises but also show you how to properly stretch before and after a workout plus eat right to replenish your body. Just my $0.02.
Joined: Apr 11
Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 11:25
It is definitely ok to work out if you are sore from exercising. Not if you have injured yourself. Know the difference. The more you move even when your sore your muscles will losen up and they will feel better. Make sure you stretch and drink lots of water after. Just take it a little easier next time especially if you are not used to moving. good luck and keep up the hard work.
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