Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

clairebear83

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Oct 1, 2012
Thanks for that, I usually get sore muscles a couple of days after excercising. I try and warm up and down more now to avoid it but didn't know about all these tips so I'll have to give using turmeric. That spice seems to have so many health benefits!
 

Solstice Goat

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Seattle, WA
Got it all the time eating vegan. Once I started eating meat again, recovery time improved proportional to post workout protein intake.

Creatine ethyl ester is invaluable for the days when you know muscle load will be high, and there is no pesky 'loading period' like you have with creatine monohydrate.
 

tick

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Sep 24, 2012
Got it all the time eating vegan. Once I started eating meat again, recovery time improved proportional to post workout protein intake.

Creatine ethyl ester is invaluable for the days when you know muscle load will be high, and there is no pesky 'loading period' like you have with creatine monohydrate.
I always used to get a couple of sticks of beef jerky and wrap it up in a whole wheat tortilla (nothing else) and eat that 30 minutes before hitting the gym. Never had a problem with "non normal" muscle soreness afterward.

"No pain. No gain" after all :D
 

jbo

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Nov 20, 2010
I've been lifting weights for over 20 years without skipping more than a week or two at most. I do think protein rebuilds your muscles, but soreness is something you will get no matter what you eat if you are shocking your muscles or pushing your muscles as they haven't been pushed. I'm sure plenty of foods with rebuild the muscle faster, but I personally feel it's impossible to consume something that will prevent muscle soreness. If you shock your muscles or change a routine and push yourself close to failure in a routine you'll have soreness at least a little bit. The more protein I've consumed the faster the rebuild happens and pain goes away faster though.

Muscle pain is just part of the rebuilding process. I would never work the same muscle out in the gym if that muscle was in a lot of pain though. The majority of muscles need time to rest and rebuild, depending on how you workout. For instance a person who does push ups can do push ups daily and after awhile probably don't get soar as his or her body adjusts and will get stronger. If you are lifting weights heavy and the last rep until failure, you need to give your muscles time to rebuild or you are over training and it's worse for your muscles.
 

Ajax

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Oct 25, 2012
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You use split training to avoid over training. You work one set of muscles one day and another the next day of training. The rotation gives your muscles time to recover. After some time of regular training the soreness turns into a different sort of feeling and you develop an eagerness to exercise your muscles sort of like scratching an itch.
 

Cookie

Lovin' life~
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Mar 2, 2009
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That is sooo true, it's been 2 weeks...I'm needing to scratch!! It's important to take breaks though. However, I've noticed stress gets to my neck & shoulders more when I skip workouts.

My rotation is where I'm only doing each muscle group once a week, changing the exercise every other time. Generally follow Bill Phillip's outline
For instance:
Mon: Chest, Shoulders, Back
Wed: Tri, Bi, Abs
Fri: Quads, Hammys, Calves

Cardio of some sort every day.
 


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