Post # 1
Hello fitness bees,
I know I’m not the only one who feels a bit sore after a tough workout but my dilemma is that I’m always sore. I’m currently working out with a personal trainer so I attribute a lot of the pain to having a constantly changing exercise regime. The thing is I’ve been working out with him for 2 months now and there are days when it hurts soo much to walk the day after a session.
My question is, does anyone else get this sore after a serious workout? Does anyone have any sound advice on how I can avoid being sore?
Post # 3
consider wearing compression pants & tops – this helps greatly in the reduction of lactic acid buildup
ive noticed a huge difference since i started using them and hubby swears by them now. this is what we use (we’re in australia) http://www.skins.net/au/en/default.aspx
Post # 4
I actually miss being really sore. I’ve been working with a trainer for about 2 years, and I hate the fact that I have a really hard time getting as sore as I used to. It made me feel like I worked really hard, and now I work out much harder than I used to, but I never get that “I can’t sit on the toilet” sore.
I think it just takes time for your muscles to get the hang of it, but I’ve also found that if you drink a protein shake right after your workout, you will be tons less sore the next day, if at all. I assume it has to do with rebuilding the muscle faster.
Post # 5
I agree with the comment above. Drink a protein shake after your workout (asap, within half an hour if possible). It’ll help your muscles rebuild faster if you make the protein they need to do so available immediately. You’ll still be sore but it’ll shorten the time that you’re sore.
Also let your trainer know what’s going on. It’s his/her job to fix things.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House
Are you stretching properly before and after? Are you working out everyday without a break? You should talk to your personal trainer about what feels sore and he/she might be able to adjust your workout so that you’re not experiencing this. You may just be pushing yourself too hard.
Post # 7
You aren’t recovering well enough. Rubbing your msucles helps distribute lactic acid build up, as does hot baths or ice baths (ideally but they are a bia to handle), protein consumption, and epsom salts. Really though, your trainer may be being much too hard on you. AFter 2 months you should be adjusting better
Is it possible you may actually be aggravating a pulled muscle? That’s easy to mistake. And bananas are good for any muscle cramps
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
After lifting, I’m actually unhappy if I’m NOT sore! Rest is really important when I get sore though — no lifting for the same muscle group two days in a row!
Post # 9
I second the ice baths comment! They are amazing for speeding up recovery time. You should sit in an empty bath tub and start to fill it with cold water until it covers your legs completely. Then dump in a big bag of ice. It’s pretty shocking for the first couple of minutes, but you need to sit there for at least 10 minutes.
Post # 10
Just spoke to my trainer today and he pretty much said what everyone here has said. I usually have a protein shake in the locker room but I think the biggest problem is I do a half ass job of stretching after a workout.
I will however try some compression pants and tops to see if that works.
The problem is I have zero flexibility so it’s not surprising I get that tight feeling especially in my hamstrings.
Post # 11
OOoo take some pilates classes! I took some for a few weeks and noticed how much better I started to look and feel. Even my doctor so graciously commented, “hm, your’e not as slim as last time. Are you going to start taking up pilates again?”
Seriously, it’s magic! I’m only carrying an extra 3-5 pounds of post-wedding weight by the way. It really is the magic toning exercise =]. And I definitely got more flexible. I went back last week and was so unable to do as much. =(