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    why my legs take a week to recover?


    since i have been training my legs take about 1 week to recover where as my upperbody takes only 2 days to recover. can anyone tell me why this happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog
    since i have been training my legs take about 1 week to recover where as my upperbody takes only 2 days to recover. can anyone tell me why this happens?
    How long you been training your legs for? Usually only takes mine 2 days to recover even if they hurt a whole lot more then anywhere else after a really good leg day.
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    My legs recover mid-rep, I know nothing of pain!

    What's your workout routine for legs?
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    Does your post meal vary on leg days, some report nausea with leg training and maybe the nausea contributes to the post workout glycogen window being missed and causeing DOMS. I get the same problem and it could be sheer size of the musclegroups or the dificulty in streching them.
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    i have been training for 6 years, it started happening about a year ago. with legs i do leg extensions 8x3, squats 10x1, 8x1, 6x1, 4x1, standing hamstring curls 8x3, standing calve raises 8x3. i don't get nausea but sometimes i get the feeling like i am going to pass out. i breathe properly when i do work out and post meal is about the same after every workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog
    i have been training for 6 years, it started happening about a year ago. with legs i do leg extensions 8x3, squats 10x1, 8x1, 6x1, 4x1, standing hamstring curls 8x3, standing calve raises 8x3. i don't get nausea but sometimes i get the feeling like i am going to pass out. i breathe properly when i do work out and post meal is about the same after every workout.
    Maybe its just as simple as a big muscle needs more resources and time to heal a larger area. The body can heal the larger muscle groups at the same rate as the smaller upper body couterparts, but due to the sheer size a larger time frame is needed. try eating more of everything post workout and so if this chages slightly. Could just need time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somewhatgifted
    Maybe its just as simple as a big muscle needs more resources and time to heal a larger area. The body can heal the larger muscle groups at the same rate as the smaller upper body couterparts, but due to the sheer size a larger time frame is needed. try eating more of everything post workout and so if this chages slightly. Could just need time.

    I was thinking the samething. I've also noticed if I miss a leg day or two once i do go and do them it takes longer for them to heal.
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    Thanks for all the advice and help.
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