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WILLOW322 Posts: 9
2/21/12 9:29 P

I really like Jillian's DVD's I started with the Biggest Loser, moved on to the 30 day shred, and finally Ripped in 30. After 6 days of the ripped in 30 I could hardly walk. I am not sure what I did but I think I sprained my knees. It didn't really feel bad after each workout a little sore and slightly swollen but I thought that just came with the new exercises, the pain would go away by the next day but on that 6th day it didn't and now it's been almost three weeks of NO workouts and I still have pain, bad pain. Everyday it's a bit better, but not healed. I had sharp burning aching pain. I really did some damage which is odd since I do pay attention during lunges not to hurt my knees. And I've never hurt myself before doing her DVD's Basically be careful. I am also a little upset because I was just getting back into the groove of working out and that first week of dieting and doing the ripped in 30 I lost 3 pounds. I have been able to keep it off so that helps but I really want to work out with her DVD again but for now nothing and when these knees get better I am going to have to go slow and take it easy. I am still a big fan of the Ripped in 30 I really liked the workout.

DIMPLES807 Posts: 215
1/30/12 10:12 A

Great topic! I was suffering from major soreness in my legs and BUTT after doing p90x workout. But as everyone said here, keep doing workout (just be a bit gentler) and surprisingly it'll help you feel better. Drink tons of water and eat protein to help repair the muscle!

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1/30/12 9:57 A

im so glad i found this topic. i started the 30 day shred today and was dreading the soreness afterwards!

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1/30/12 6:30 A

Wow, these comments all helped me so much. Thank you! I'm feeling so sore following my first 30 day shred work out. I also wanted to share that on her podcast, JM always says to not re-work a muscle group for 48 hours to prevent injury. I'm following that rule with 30 day shre.d Rock on everyone!

5/12/11 10:23 A

After day 2 i was really sore, but I agree that walking helps. As wierd as it sounds, it seemed that using the mescles really helped....I took a day off and started agin today and I am not sore at all....maybe i should go to the next level? I was loking to see if anyone knew how many times a week you are supposed to shred? It is the 30 day shred, but 30 consecutive days with no breaks? I always thought you were supposed to give your muscles a day to rest...maybe 5 days a week?

5/12/11 8:08 A

I was about to ask this same question. I just started Ripped in 30 on Tuesday, and yesterday I nearly wanted to cry everytime I had to get up, sit down, or walk. I am really sore this morning as well but it is more manageable. Ripped in 30 kicked my butt hardcore, but I really enjoyed the workout. This soreness is driving me nuts though, I think maybe today I will just stretch and do some walking, makes me sad because I want to stay on track with working out!

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5/12/11 3:58 A

day3. it hurts to live. i'm loving this. emoticon

TCHRSHEA Posts: 228
4/20/11 12:14 A

Stretch really good afterward, not before. Take a hot bath in Epson salts...that can help. Ice and heat can help, or those Bengay type muscle relievers. Also, a massage therapist told me that you should not skip exercise the next day if you are sore, just do something not as taxing, but if you move around, it gets the lactic acid out, so don't skip. Oh, and massages can always help as well. :)

Edited by: TCHRSHEA at: 4/20/2011 (00:14)
4/20/11 12:11 A

I found I was more sore if I didn't do additional cardio afterward. The first few times I did it I could barely walk, holding onto the walls when going downstairs. But I started getting on my elliptical for about 20-30 minutes after and my legs felt so much better.

I am actually getting back on track with Shred too. I took a couple weeks off last month because I was doing walking training for up to 90 minutes a day. I did it last night with an additional 34 minutes on the elliptical where I just pushed myself, and my legs are sore today.

PIXIEDUST22 Posts: 1,240
4/19/11 8:26 P

Drink a lot of water throughout the day so you aren't dehydrated. Stretch well after the exercise, but not before (more than she has you stretch). Walk around after working out and go for a brisk walk the next morning to help deal with DOMS. And I personally think drinking a protein shake after I workout helps the muscles repair faster and I feel less sore the next day when I do this.

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4/19/11 1:58 P

I drink a ton of water and eat a lot of protein everyday. I am on day 14 of the shred.

I stretch throughout the day and try to stay moving around a bit.

*In my experience, I pushed through the first 3 days of soreness and after that I have been fine. Push your body to be stronger and it will respond =)

Edited by: VEIGAS at: 4/19/2011 (14:03)
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4/19/11 1:06 P

My workout plan was going to be to do 30 day shred in the morning on days that I will not go to the gym and then do 20-30 min of light biking on my stationary bike in the evening. On the days I can make it to the gym I am going to shoot for the 6 am hour long classes. I'm hoping that with time the soreness will go away.... I miss the days of being in shape!

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,551
4/19/11 10:55 A

Once it becomes a little less painful, I would try some light walking. Light activity will help you keep from getting stiff, which can make the soreness worse.

Coach Jen

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4/19/11 9:51 A

Keep stretching. Stretching will help reduce some of the soreness you're feeling. Also, for some of the really sore areas, you can use an ice pack. Ice will help reduce the discomfort too.

Also, don't stretch pre-work out UNLESS you do a five minute warm up. A person shouldn't stretch cold muscles. That can lead to injury. So, if you want to stretch before your workout, you really should do a 5 minute warm up to get your blood circulating first.

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4/19/11 9:32 A

So I restarted the 30 day shred yesterday, I've done it before, when I was in much better shape and really liked it. I know it's meant to be done 5 days a week, but I was so sore this morning that I could barely move, let alone consider doing it again. How does everyone deal with the soreness? I stretched pre and post workout and I still feel like every muscle in my body is torn. I know that to an extent pushing through the soreness helps, but I can't even walk without pain right now. How do I ease the soreness so I can stay on track without having to restart and continuing this vicious cycle?

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