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9/22/11 7:10 P

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I used to scoff at the idea of needing a "recovery drink" after a workout and now I seriously swear by them.
Since I started using one I have no muscle pain anymore. I can feel it and tell I worked them but no pain. The one I have has glutamine, BCAAs and Bvitamins in it. It has worked wonderfully for me. I started a pole dancing class last week and the next day I never would have known I had tried something completely different and had worked all new muscles.
I was recommended Xtend by a girl I know who is also doing this program. When I went to buy it the guy recommended Elite Recoup, he said it is just as good and was on sale.

(I do know that if you are breastfeeding you can not take them)

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9/22/11 5:23 P

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I definitely can relate with the soreness! The first week of DOMS was killer, but honestly I've never been as sore as I was the THIRD week of Phase 1, when the workouts kicked up a notch. I overdid the legs day, and hurt soooo bad that whole week... it was brutal. I even took an ICE BATH to try to ease the pain.

I don't have much advice that hasn't been given already, because I continue to feel sore throughout this process. Being fit isn't easy, lady!! ;) But, I think it's worth it. Somedays, the soreness is not a "good sore" (it's actually very uncomfortable, like you're describing; I laid in bed crying one night that 3rd week because I was so tired of HURTING doing simple tasks). But the soreness I feel today, in Phase 2 week 1, is a "good sore"- I know I just am getting stronger with each workout!

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9/18/11 11:58 A

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It will get better. I've been weight lifting for years so this program is not making me as sore as it seems to make some people. I would take it easy and work your way up. When I started doing chest presses years ago I was doing like maybe 10 pound dumbbells. I'm up to 20 and 25 pound dumbbells. Same with military press. I started with 8 pounds, now I can easily do 15 lb dumb bells and will probably be soon ready to increase. The key is to starting off SLOW!! And working your way up. It sounds to me like you have jumped in a little too quickly and maybe need to go lighter. You don't want to be SO sore that you can't do the next day's workout. Hope that helps!

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9/17/11 10:38 P

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Hey Sistersparkle,

DOMS are very normal in the first week, and Jamie's first chest workout is a killer. Took me a week to get over the pain. What I tell myself is that my body is building muscle when I feel that pain. It eases up as the weeks go by, and it is also why Jamie puts in a 3-day rest. Your body needs it. In addition to the protein, don't forget to the eat enough healthy carbs. If you can handle whey (protein shakes or cottage cheese) for a post workout snack/meal, then I recommend eating a serving w/in 30 min after your workout snack/meal it can helpout w/your recovery &Bo muscle rebuilding process.

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9/17/11 10:34 P

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Hey Sistersparkle,

DOMS are very normal in the first week, and Jamie's first chest workout is a killer. Took me a week to get over the pain. What I tell myself is that my body is building muscle when I feel that pain. It eases up as the weeks go by, and it is also why Jamie puts in a 3-day rest. Your body needs it. In addition to the protein, don't forget to the eat enough healthy carbs. If you can handle whey (protein shakes or cottage cheese) for a post workout snack/meal, then I recommend eating a serving w/in 30 min after your workout snack/meal it can helpout w/your recovery &Bo muscle rebuilding process.

Kelly

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9/16/11 9:50 A

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Thanks ladies.

I'm lifting enough weight to challenge myself, but not so much that I can't complete the sets. I guess I'm just such a weakling my body is going to have to take some time to adjust. Just not sure how I'm going to get through the days until then.

Yes, sitting on the toilet is painful. Standing up after sitting at the dinner table is painful. Bending over to pick up my toddler is painful. Even having my daughter sit on my lap is painful.

I'm getting enough sleep and water. Ibuprofen doesn't seem to help. Maybe I need more fuel. I'm eating every 2-3 hours, but not necessarily the recommended amount. 6 oz of protein is a lot! I usually start to gag after about 3 oz.

I was reading Jamie's notes at the beginning of each day and she said that I should be sore but not so bad that I can't go about my day. Made me laugh. I guess this is why I've never stuck to any strength training program for very long in the past. But I really want to do it this time!

So thanks for your thoughts and perspective. It help to know that the first week is the hardest. If I can get through natural child birth (twice) then surely I can endure this. Good luck to both of you!

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9/16/11 7:25 A

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The first week was the worst. It was painful to sit on the toilet emoticon . I'm on Week 4 now and I still get a little sore since she changes up the workouts a little, but it's much more bearable. I would stick with it. The only advice I have is to make sure you're getting enough fuel (food) for recovery and try to sleep 7-8 hours.

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9/15/11 6:51 P

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I am finishing up week 3 & have been lifting approximately 5-16 lbs, depending on the exercise (using dumb bells at home). Some days I am more sore than others, but definitely much, much less sore compared to the first week when I wasn't sure if I would ever be able to move again. It has gotten better & easier for me, now I am adding a little more weight here and there where I see a need. The balance is not over doing it, but pushing yourself enough that you will see good results.

My own personal gage:
- when I lift, if I cannot get to at least 5 reps with the first set before you start to give out, my weights are too heavy.
- If I can get to 10 reps with the first set without having to push myself a little on the last 2 reps, my weights are too light.

Everyone is different. You just have to find what works for you... and get a nice heating pad & some ibuprofen. :)

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9/15/11 3:58 P

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Okay girls. I'm new to this. I'm only on day 4 and I am so sore all over that I want to quit.

I am a stay at home mom of two little kiddos. Which means that I spend about 12 hours a day in constant up and down, climbing stairs, lifting and carrying 30 lb children, picking toys off the floor, etc. etc. And I am so sore that it makes it nearly impossible to do all these things that need doing.

It's a catch 22. I want to build strength so I can do these tasks and play with my kids more easily, and yet I was better at playing with my kids before I was so sore. How long will this last? My chest and triceps are still sore from day 1, so every day I just add to the soreness. As soon as I'm feeling better it will be time to lift again.

Jamie says not to be afraid to lift heavy, but I'm afraid of 3 months of continuous pain.

Suggestions? Perspective?

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