glad it's not just me. i did the first workout monday, didn't feel too bad tuesday, so i did a 2-mile run up some hills. well, stupid me--i forgot i'm always more sore the second day, and it hurt to step up the curb wednesday! Aleve is my best friend...
current weight: 128.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,935) Posts: 51 4/14/11 7:47 P
I'm starting Chalean Extreme on Saturday, so I don't have advice on soreness from this program. But I did complete Insanity... and the first week I was SO SORE. I'm talking getting charlie horses just walking, and my calves getting horrible cramps just rolling over in bed. Every time I sat in a chair or stood up I thought I was going to cry. I really have NO IDEA how I kept going hahaha!!!! But my only advice is KEEP GOING! Don't stop... warm up... it took two weeks to feel halfway normal again.
Pounds lost: 2.8
Fitness Minutes: (16,077) Posts: 3,923 4/13/11 12:50 P
I remember after my first week my thighs were SO sore I could hardly bend to sit. But that didn't stop me - I took some pain relievers & hung in there.
I'm not officially doing the program hardcore, I'm just doing an introductory class a few days a week w/ a group I workout with. But once I get my own videos - I will DEFINITELY be doing the workouts more regularly!!!
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current weight: 251.2
Fitness Minutes: (12,147) Posts: 73 4/12/11 2:27 P
Yup, soreness is totally normal! The first time through I struggled with it a more than I am now my second time through the program. And it's not because I'm stronger now (that first round was over a year ago and I lost all muscle gained!). What I'm doing differently is taking an extra 10 minutes or so to stretch after each workout. Like with a lot of DVD workouts, the little bit of stretching she does at the end is just not enough. I also drink a ton of water. And finally, I take a glutamine capsule right after each Circuit workout as that helps with muscle recovery, and I make a smoothie for breakfast every morning and add a scoop of EAS whey protein powder. Eating lots of protein helps the muscles heal more quickly.
I believe it's normal to be sore after lifting weights...after all, we're tearing muscle fibers. I have found that a hot bath soothes mine, but I don't like to always take the time to do that so I usually just drink some of my P90X Recovery Drink. My husband is in construction and he uses it all the time for his sore muscles too!
I have a question - since you are on round 3. Did you notice any specific improvements between rounds? Are you lifting heavier each round? I'm just finishing my round 1 and will be starting round 2 in two weeks and would love to hear your results. Thanks. Laura
I think it's pretty normal to be quite sore, especially at the beginning of each phase. I still get really sore mainly after doing chest flies and bench press, especially if I increase weight and I'll be starting round 3 soon.
Yeah, I get sore too! What works well for me is After my workout to do several nice long and slow stretches of the muscles I've worked and then a nice hot steamy shower or soak in a very warm bath and as a last resort, I'll take Advil for extreme muscle soreness (just check with your doctor to be sure its appropriate for you).
Hope that helps and keep up the good work!
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I just started the CLX program again earlier this week. My first two workouts were on Monday and Wednesday, and today I am scheduled to do Burn Circuit 3. I am just so sore. Is this normal? Should I do the workout today as scheduled?
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