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LUCKYNUMBER23 SparkPoints: (12,425)
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5/10/12 1:01 P

Drink lots of water, eat more protein and take a fish oil supplement. I would suggest doing some light exercise, unitl your muscle recovers.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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5/10/12 12:28 P

You'll feel worse tomorrow, most likely. ;) Keep walking, but do give your body a chance to recover and heal. Don't try to push through the pain... doing so can result in injury or burnout! Resting is important for healing, injury prevention, and when you rest, you let your muscles rebuild and get stronger! That pain you're feeling is called DOMS, and is caused by microscopic tears in your muscle fibers from the workout you did. That's not a bad thing, but if you don't give it a chance to heal (and subsequently get stronger) then you will break them down instead of building them up.

I'd say wait one more day on your C25K workout... while you will adjust to your boot camp workouts, I know when I started, I had to take two days off between major workouts to recover until I built up the strength and stamina to do it more often. Running is very high impact, and you may not be able to perform well if you don't wait.

Resting doesn't mean being inactive, either; a light walk or bike ride, or maybe yoga will help. In fact, I'd strongly suggest yoga. I've found that doing yoga really helps work out the kinks, and stretch my poor, abused muscles. Long-term, it's been improving my boot camp performance!

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/10/2012 (14:14)
JANLAR2 Posts: 448
5/10/12 12:19 P

I think that if you start any exercise for the first time you will be sore for a little while. The key for me is to stick with it and the soreness will go away within a few weeks.

Maybe you need to take it a little easier the next workout. I started Zumba last week, but I had been doing some Cardio dancing on DVD, just starting out with that also. Monday I did some strength training and it is a Step Pump workout, lots of squats with weights involved so when I went to Zumba Tuesday night I was definitely a bit rubber legged on some of the moves, I know from prior experience that the soreness will go away.

LISAD1971 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/10/12 12:11 P

Hi all

Im after a bit of advise. I attended a bootcamp class last night, and wow, what a workout. I woke this morning feeling a little stiff and took my dog for a brisk 3 mile walk. Well the stiffness is setting in a little more now. I wouldnt say i cant move but i know about it when i do. Im just wondering if i should rest up for a say or two, or muddle on through. I was hoping to start couch to 5k tomorrow. day 1 of week 1.

Any advise would be much appreciated.


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