QOTW - How Do You Deal With Muscle Soreness?

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Registered: 08-16-2006
QOTW - How Do You Deal With Muscle Soreness?
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Tue, 06-07-2011 - 12:06am

Do you do anything special after you have a hard workout and your muscles are sore?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-16-2001
Tue, 06-07-2011 - 2:28am
I will take an aspiring, drink a lot of water, have a hot shower, and either self-massage or get a massage.

At the end of a session I do make sure to cool down and stretch.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 06-07-2011 - 9:37am
Oh boy does this week's question hit home. I did deadlifts last week and decided to push myself a little on the weight. Two days later my hamstrings were sore even when sitting down. I took some advil, gently stretched for the next couple of days and tried to walk it off. It took days to recover. lol

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-26-2001
Tue, 06-07-2011 - 9:53pm

Rest, hot baths and/or massage plus tylenol

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 10:30pm

Most of the time I don't mind the soreness, it reminds me I've had a good workout, unless I can't hardly move the next day!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 10:31pm

Hi Poppy!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 10:32pm

I can't decide which is worse, your legs being so sore you can hardly sit down or your abs when it hurts to laugh.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 10:33pm

Hi Karen!

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 9:27am
LOL-I have had both recently! I went back to doing plain ole sit-ups for my abs and wow can it make a body sore.

I've noticed many people at the gym abandoning crunches and going back to sit-ups. Anyone else notice this? I can tell you from personal experience, I am seeing results far greater than with crunches.

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-16-2001
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 11:04am
Not going great, unfortunately. The good news is that I've just started tai chi, so at least I am doing something. It's very humbling right now, but in a way that doesn't make me feel bad about myself or my physical fitness level. I'm enjoying it.

Back to walking and running, I went to Singapore a couple of weeks ago and picked up the Vibram Five Fingers. I will start walking in them this week-end.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 11:20pm

I have noticed that the trend is sit-ups instead of crunches.

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