Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I was working out 3-4 days a week until March when I had some procedures on my left leg. The doctor didn’t want me working out because of the injections I had which can cause numbness and he didn’t want me to injure myself. The injections didn’t work anyway and I started gaining weight AFTER my first fitting so I decided to go back to exercising and modifying what I needed to. I’m not doing much cardio right now but 2 classes a week of weights. When I was going to the gym more I didn’t have as much soreness because the next class I went to would usually stretch out the sore muscles.
Now that I’m just doing weights until Sept 3rd (when I go back to doing cardio and weights), I am REALLY sore. Part of it is getting back to a routine after 5 months of not doing any physical activity, and part of it is from not doing cardio, or yoga like I used to do. I think the worst part is my job is sitting at a desk ALL DAY LONG. So like last night I did my weights class, this morning I wasn’t that sore but after sitting here at my desk for almost 8 hours, everytime I do have to get up to go to the printer or fax my muscles SCREAM.
I have done Ibuprofen, lots of water, protein, hot baths, heating pads (I can’t use them at work 🙁 ) epsome salt….stuff that normally helps but I seem to be falling apart lately. Does anyone have any tried and true home remedies you swear by? I’m willing to try just about anything to get me through this hump until I can get back into a routine of 3-4 days a week.
Post # 2
The only thing I’ve found that helps is working out again. I’d get super sore legs from lunges, so I’d go for a run and they’d feel a billion times better afterwards. I sort of hate that it works so well.
Post # 3
Make sure to drinks loads and loads of water and eat foods with niacin in it (such as bananas) you can also take niacin tablets. Also invest in a foam roller and roll your sore parts over it. A rolling pin or hair spray can works too for smaller areas. Make sure you are doing tons and tons of stretching.
Post # 4
Best thing is to keep moving and do some light cardio. You’ll find the soreness will get better as you get back into working out though after your time off. In the meantime though radox baths and magnesium supplements we meant to help with DOMS too.
Post # 5
I take a post workout supplement called Fallout and that helps my muscle soreness. Also, lots of water, stretching, and rolling.
Post # 6
You should talk to your doctor or a sports doctor. I had what I considered excessive soreness after working a physical job. My doctor (who just happens to be a sports specialist) did some x-rays just to make sure there were no injuries and check for early arthritis. Turns out, what other doctors had called cheerleader knee was actually a very slight birth defect and it was just something to live with. My other issue was my ankles, which he recommended certain exercises, which have help immensely.
Post # 7
I also recommend (well, my doc did) compression sleeves for legs and arms. I wear them for my knees and that has cut down on the soreness.
Post # 8
Stretch! Calves, quads, harmstrings (google it, you will see the positions to hold to get the right stretch). Hold the positions for at least 30 seconds, 2-3 times per muscle. You’ll want to feel a light stretch, not pain. Eat bananas, drink lots of water and do light cardio (walking, elliptical, bike) to “flush” the metabolites in your muscles.
You will be less sore when your body gets used to exercice again but will likely be sore again if you change activity or training program (as the muscle are not used to those new activities). As you age, soreness comes with a deley (after 12-24 hours when you are younger, it can appears after 48+ hour as you get old. At 27, I get most of my muscle soreness in the 24-36 hour window!).
Another important thing is to stay active. If you have to be sitted for 8 hours at work try to take breaks and walk a little bit, stretch, …
Hope this hepls!
Post # 9
just do light exercise to keep your muscles loose, ice if you have to, take ibuprofen if you have to, and don’t do too much until you feel better
Post # 10
You might want to lighten up on weights and add a day of exercise until you get stronger. Otherwise, stretch and go on a walk the next day.
Post # 11
Take Glutamine as a supplement.
Post # 12
just do light weights first, when you are used to it try the heavier. the solution is to work out again until you are usde to it again.
Post # 13
Make sure you are warming up before every session, this activates muscles, working cold muscles can tear muscle tissue more deeply than you want. Cool down and stretch after every session to help relieve muscles of lactic acid. Use a foam roller, which also helps push lactic acid out of muscles. You can also take BCAA’s before, during, and after work outs to help prevent as much muscle break down as possible!
Post # 14
Have to agree with @iarebridezilla . When you are that sore it’s not fun to even think of working out. And when you try it the first minutes are torture. But then you normally get relief.
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
Light workout when you’re not doing weights and stretching.