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08-19-2009, 09:23 AM
My husband and I just joined a gym and my muscles are so sore. So I was wondering if there are any certain foods that would help.
08-19-2009, 09:48 AM
Greens seem to help yet for me, I LOVE the soreness. Lets me know I've done something. Best thing I've found for soreness, move more. Breaks down the lactic acid build-up and soreness is gone!
08-19-2009, 09:57 AM
coconut water -- so hydrating!
08-19-2009, 12:05 PM
Pineapple - the bromelain helps reduce inflammation - LOVE Pineapple - YUMMO! :D
08-20-2009, 05:30 AM
Hey thanks for the responses. I love pineappple will have to get some-yummy is right. Yes, soreness is actually a good thing. I have been running before I joined the gym (always knowing I wanted to put in weight work out) so with the gym I added weights and lunges and that is what is doing it. Next week I am going to add abs I am sure I will be sore then also.
08-28-2009, 04:03 AM
Spirulina! I hardly get sore for more than a day and its very mild pain.
I take two or 3 tablets on the day of my workout. My muscles feel tight, and a little bit sore, but not too sore that I cant do another workout. Its great!!
08-28-2009, 04:17 AM
Yes, the soreness does let you know you are working out, using different Muscles. You can also work yourself through these periods and when you work a New Program, you work different Muscles. I just take an Advil.
Go to nutrition data.com and you can find if the foods are anti inflammatory or inflammatory.
09-03-2009, 11:30 AM
Hi Lori Ann,
I have found an approach to exercise-specific nutrition that really works for muscle healing. In addition to following Alissa Cohen's meal plans, I use Brendan Brazier's pre-, during, and post-workout Raw Recipes.
It has really helped my recovery time between workouts.
I highly recommend Brendan's book, THRIVE, which is a guide for vegan athletes. Most recipes have a raw option.
Here's a link: http://www.brendanbrazier.com/book/index.html
09-08-2009, 02:06 PM
I's a good idea to stretch before and after your workout. In addition, ice the muscles that you have worked on after yor workout. If you're not used to exercising on a regular basis, you'll be a little sore, but just stay active the next day and you should do just fine.
09-18-2009, 01:04 AM
Thank you for the brendan brazier tip!!!!! That's exactly the sort of stuff I'm looking for!
09-18-2009, 11:50 AM
Alissa has an enzyme blend that should be great for exercise recovery. You can read about it here (http://www.alissacohen.com/shop/Therapeutic-Enzymes-8oz-p-35.html) or go to the supplements section of her online store. There she explains the nutritional benefits as related to exercise recovery. There is also a link at the bottom of it's page that will take you to more info about the enzymes in it. I haven't tried the product yet, but I'm sure looking forward to it.
09-19-2009, 12:41 PM
I just take an Advil.
I would never take an Advil, ever, for fear of destroying my kindeys.
09-19-2009, 03:52 PM
I've found that since the addition of green smoothies to my diet, muscle soreness has been fairly nil. If I make a dramatic change to my routine or up the volume in a significant way I may feel some soreness, which is to be expected, but nothing like I've experienced in the past.
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