Next day leg soreness
- 07-10-2009, 05:49 PM
Next day leg soreness
I don't always mind the soreness that follows a good workout cuz I know I did a good job. But when it comes to legs, they'll be sore for at least half a week, no matter how steadily I train. I end up walking around like I just got out of a gay bath house. And then when I go to martial arts class, I get killed from the warm ups.
Is there anything that can be done to lighten the pain and tightness without cutting back on the training?
- 07-10-2009, 06:03 PM
What's more important to you, weight lifting or martial arts? weight lifting or walking around normally?
I feel your pain though. I took a 2 week hiatus from body building...to uhh, get loaded and get laid...lol, and then i came back and worked out my hamstrings, which I never really work out and GAH. I'm walking around like Forest Gump with the braces, legs are totally stiff and sore and I don't want to bend the knee at all.
But - I love it. It makes me feel like a man, like I really did a good workout, and I like to think other people notice I'm sore and think that I work out which is a self esteem booster to me.
Oh, and also...after the first day or so, I love walking around all stupidly. I think it's kinda fun/funny. Doesn't bother me a bit really, except the first day I get the DOMS, but still I don't hate it.
As far making the pain/tightness go away - I have no idea. lol, sorry.
- 07-10-2009, 06:56 PM
07-10-2009, 07:01 PM
07-11-2009, 02:47 AM
Coming from someone who used to train in boxing/kickboxing, you are gonna have to pick one or the other. You can still do both, but one is going to have to be prioritized.
If its only a once a week thing, then you could mess around with your w/o routine, but if it is multiple times a week, its going to be very hard to get good gains in legs, and recover, only to do multiple, intense mma sessions throughout the week.
Not that it isnt do-able, ....but if so, your nutrition and recovery(sleep) would have to be spot on.
07-11-2009, 02:49 AM
07-11-2009, 03:51 AM
07-11-2009, 10:17 PM
Stretch after workout. Take 10-15 minutes to stretch out your entire legs, hams, quads, calves, hip flexors, glutes, everything. Then the next day, doo some light cardio, either at gym or just take a stroll around the neighborhood. Then stretch everything out really good again. I have been focusing on getting some flexibility in my lower half for the last few weeks since I've had a broken hand. It has made a tremendous difference in how much my legs hurt after a good leg day. I would normally do legs on thurs or fri so they would be recovered by work on monday. Just keep everything stretched out and the DOMS go down drastically.
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