Thanks for the great advice. I've increased my protein a lot and made an effort to fully extend AND stretch before and after a strength work-out/cardio. Not only do I feel better but I believe it's helped keep the weight loss on track. You guys rock!
I've been careful to plan my meals a day ahead and often prep them at least the night before (Batch cooking skinless chicken and bake bread on Saturdays). BUT, let one day go by without me able to prep, weigh portions etc.and my fear factor goes up...and I discovered I went slightly under 1500 calories yesterday...not good. I should relax more and enjoy myself. Going back to church after 2 months also helps...
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One way to avoid some soreness is to make sure you extend the muscle all the way to keep circulation flowing and prevent the acid build up. For example, if you are doing bicep curls, make sure you extend your arm fully between the curls rather than cheating it and stopping short. Some soreness is normal if you are working hard, but pain or aching may mean something more is going on.
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Fitness Minutes: (16,880) Posts: 6,273 7/22/08 7:46 P
I think you can stay within your current carolic intake if you just make sure you are getting a lot of protein in your diet. You should be having at least 1-2 servings of protein with every meal every day. If you are doing that, then you should be fine with the muscle buiding you're trying to do. If you aren't eating that much protein and can't get it into your diet, then you need to increase your calories.
Edited by: WILLBOYWONDER at: 7/22/2008 (19:47)
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I increased my workout for variation to get out of a plateau (which worked!) however I'm concerned about staying within the window of 1500-1850 calorie range when my body is trying to build up muscle. I'm still a little sore after the strength training 3 days ago with it scheduled again today. I know I need to focus on different sets of muscles etc. I am however concerned that staying within my calorie range could be detrimental to my body when its repairing/building muscles. Anyone have thoughts/experience on this? Thank you in advance for your time...
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