Not feeling good the day after intense exercise?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

orchidaloha:  hey! I’m in your boat, I haven’t worked out for a couple months. I would take things slow! It takes your body time to go from 0 activity to a lot of activity, so I probably would not have gone for an advanced class and then punished my body that way (though it’s awesome you did it!). Your muscles need a lot of recovery time in between sessions to tone and grow, It will get easier for you but make sure you rest a lot after a workout as well!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’ve been doing hard workouts last month or so….I’ve had a few days like what you are describing.  When I look back, it was either due to not eating enough before/after the workout, not drinking enough water, or just overdoing it.   Are you feeling better today?  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Make sure you are fueling yourself properly!  You need carbs and protein if you’re going to do an intense workout..

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree with the PP. When I started working out again a few weeks ago I definitely overdid it. I was sore everywhere. However, a week ago I did not eat enough during the day, although I felt fine and peppy throughout the day. The next morning I was sick, threw up, and felt like I was hungover. Make sure you eat enough and drink water!

Post # 7
mswallabyBee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I’m definitely no expert on this subject, but I totallyyy know the feeling – I always eat better if I eat carbs and protein before and afterwards, stay hydrated, and work out the next day. I know taht sounds crazy to work out when you’re sore, but it always feels like it loosens up my muscles and makes me feel better.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would make sure I drank plenty of water and did not drink alcohol after a workout.  Also, I would do some “restorative yoga poses” to help get rid of the stiffness without working your muscles anymore.  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you didn’t drink enough water the day before your intense workout, and then had a glass of wine later, there’s a very good chance you’re dehydrated. Drink lots of water today and keep moving so your muscles don’t get too tight. Good luck!!

Also, be sure to PRE-hydate in the future. Increase your fluid intake the day before a hard workout; drinking lots the day-of will not help you much at all. 

Good luck with your recovery!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

orchidaloha:  The “hangover” feeling can be from not being properly hydrated so drink more water. Also, drink a glass of water right when you wake up to help with the hangover feeling. Also, make sure to not eat a lot of sugar before going to bed (not implying you are) as this will also cause that hangover feeling. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

orchidaloha:  Echoing everyone else who said dehydration. Of course it’s also possible that you are coming down with something, and the fact that you worked out yesterday is just a coincidence.

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