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YLLWROSE86 SparkPoints: (976)
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11/24/12 1:31 P

The post soreness is getting more tolerable.. thanks for the tips! emoticon

PARKERB2 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/24/12 5:30 A

You just have to shoulder through.

11/24/12 4:52 A

Pay attention to stretches - do at least 10 minutes after each workout

BJPENNY70 Posts: 4,806
11/23/12 8:43 P

Do warm up stretches before and after exercise. It helps prevent the blood from pooling in the muscles, which is what causes that soreness. Also use ice or heat on the sore areas. Fifteen minutes on with the ice then 15 minutes with the heat.

YLLWROSE86 SparkPoints: (976)
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11/23/12 8:14 P

I am going to go workout with a friend tonight now! Yay! back on track! emoticon

11/23/12 7:51 A

Do it again! It gets easier each time.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
11/23/12 7:40 A

a hot shower and some tylenol

YLLWROSE86 SparkPoints: (976)
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11/22/12 11:51 P

The hot shower before work helped a lot. Also just getting up and going to work and making myself move was good too. By the end of the day I was no longer sore.

DWROBERGE Posts: 349,971
11/22/12 10:53 P


ARUSHING2 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/21/12 12:20 P

Unless contraindicated one might try: a nice thorough soak in a tub of hot water, or a long, hot shower and/or the appropriate dosage of motrin or similar analgesic.

If one warms-up before, cools-down after and does a decent routine of stretches, they are less likely to get sore or stiff afterwards.

And as many have noted, start slow and steady and build-up gradually: durations, weights, distance, etc., etc.

Best wishes in you indeavors.

Edited by: ARUSHING2 at: 11/21/2012 (12:29)
1954MARG Posts: 243
11/21/12 11:58 A

Take it a bit easier at first and build up your activity steadily as you get fitter. Have a warm bath after your exercise, and wait until the soreness has gone before your next stint.

CARILOUIE SparkPoints: (94,856)
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11/21/12 11:22 A

I stretch for about 15-20 minutes after a workout. I have a stretching playlist with slow music on it so I remember to hold my stretches. This has REALLY helped with the post-workout soreness.

DWROBERGE Posts: 349,971
11/21/12 9:44 A


YLLWROSE86 SparkPoints: (976)
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11/21/12 9:42 A

Thanks guys! I am going to try a combo of these things. My legs and arms are just fine. (I guess from lugging around 60 lbs of children at a time. my main pain zone is my abs. I don't even have to do abs related workouts that day and they get sore! lol I guess I am just going to have to toughen up if I ever want to see that unlying muscle again

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 18,167
11/21/12 9:16 A

Have my wife give me a rub down.

SADBAN SparkPoints: (2,732)
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11/21/12 8:41 A

Always do cool down exercises after a workout and then have a large glass of water with creatine powder

BIGDOG1969 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/21/12 8:33 A

stretch after your workout, don't overdo it, and keep at it

MOTOMAMA Posts: 2,010
11/21/12 8:22 A

I find it helps to keep moving, even though it hurts it helps to keep that lactic acid working through and the soreness doesn't last as long.

MADDERMAUS SparkPoints: (42,471)
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11/21/12 7:33 A

Rest and light stretching

DARJR50 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/21/12 7:25 A

Hot shower, BioFreeze. Hot rice bag and ice.

128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
11/21/12 6:08 A

My hottub.

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (244,426)
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11/21/12 4:41 A

There are a couple very important things to remember:

1. Start off small - type and amount of exercise
2. Ensure that you do appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs.

If you are wise about what and how much you do, you shouldn't suffer from soreness at all.

I suggest that you read these links:


Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 11/21/2012 (05:15)
LYNN955 Posts: 701
11/21/12 4:37 A

Take some ibuprophin and a day of rest.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (338,106)
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11/21/12 3:40 A

slow down until I recover

LISAN0415 SparkPoints: (9,164)
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11/21/12 3:24 A

I know the next day the last thing you want to do is move, but the best thing to release that Lactic acid is to do some light exercise.

Also remember to stretch before, warm up, cool down andstretch after every workout!

Ibuprofen is the best thing for me when my muscles are sore.

Good luck!

ONELITTLEPILL SparkPoints: (69,972)
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11/21/12 3:13 A

keep moving- light exercise; even if it feels like it will kill you, you will loosen up some, and feel better when you're done

DWROBERGE Posts: 349,971
11/20/12 8:16 P

keep on keepin on!

ASHPATCH11 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/20/12 4:15 P

hot shower stretch in there

SLASALLE SparkPoints: (265,154)
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11/20/12 4:06 P

Make sure that you cool down slowly first, then stretch really well AFTER your cardio and strength training workouts. That will help a lot.

LINWASH23 SparkPoints: (85,052)
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11/20/12 4:03 P

I just continue the next day. Never give up.

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/20/12 3:23 P

Everything Obiesmom hot water bottles!

I also tend to rotate high-impact and low-impact days so that I am not doing very strenuous stuff several days in a row. This is why I swim three days a week--to make up for the days when I run and do very intense Zumba.

Are you warming up? What did you do/for how long that made you this sore?

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (241,129)
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11/20/12 2:28 P

oh...and wear flats the day after a leg workout!

my calves are SO SORE and wearing heels to work was NOT a good idea

Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 11/21/2012 (04:59)
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11/20/12 2:23 P

warm bath with Epsom salts

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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11/20/12 1:04 P

Start off slow and don't over do it. DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) is very normal for beginners but if it's to the point you can barely move the next day or if the pain continues for multiple days then you're probably starting off too strong.

To relieve DOMS you need to rest, an ice bath will help (it's cold! But it works), active recovery (do low impact cardio to increase blood flow to your muscles) and massage.

Once you get used to exercise, be it cardio or strength training, the only time you will likely experience DOMS is after an intense workout or when you change up your ST exercises. I believe for me it was after the first month I stopped being sore after workouts and only have minimal soreness when I switch up my ST routine.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/20/2012 (13:06)
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11/20/12 12:40 P

I am also a mother of three, but mine are big kids and the "baby flab" is pretty well established! emoticon I have been fit, and have "started" back many times. I know that if I am so sore that I can't move, I need to back off a little. Actually, the second day post strenuous workout is usually the worst for me.

Stretching or doing some light exercise, like just walking, seems to help me with the soreness. Today is my day two and I am sore also...Grateful for the things that keep me moving today!


YLLWROSE86 SparkPoints: (976)
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11/20/12 12:31 P

I am a mother of three, and just started working out to burn extra calories and reclaim my body back from the baby flab. I am sooooo sore today! I can barely move around and get my stuff done! I am to be leaving for work in an hour and I am just sitting here... ugh!

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