(Closed) Always sore

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
428 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

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 # 11
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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. =(

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