Next day leg soreness

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    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?

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    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.
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    jump in the hot tub after working your legs out. that's about all that works for me.
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    better nutrition maybe?
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    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.
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    stretch post workout and take a hot hot shower and just let the water beat on your legs.
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    All good advice. Bottom line you cant wear two hats like that. Scale something back.
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    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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