View Full Version : need advice! I am hurting so much!
02-11-2006, 04:54 AM
OK I started going to the gym like I used to. Its really only been maybe a few months. Now I worked out pretty hard but nothing major for two days. The second day was getting kinda sore. The third day was so very sore that I decided not to go to the gym. I am waddling around my apartment. Now its the forth day and just when I thought I couldn't get any more sore I am!! Now I know that if I work out and warm up my muscles they will feel less tight and sore but then after it could just be worse. Should I wait till I am no longer sore to work out again? What should I do? Any foods that help heal this faster? I can't walk without saying "ow ow ow" LOL so please some advice. :D
02-11-2006, 04:59 AM
I should think that you are aware of the importance of stretching & warming up before and after a work-out? Plus the muscles do get 'complacent' should it not get its regular work-out. So it would be wise to start again gradually. Anyhow now that you are sore, it would be good to massage with some oil. Use either coconut oil or castor oil. I would still suggest to continue with the work-out but at either a slower pace or the same pace and do remember to stretch/warm-up before and after your workout. Hope that helps ;)
my best to you ~ aisah
02-11-2006, 05:27 AM
oh oweeee...I have been that sore. Take a bath a few times till the soreness goes away, there are salts you can put in the bath too, get them at Bath and Body or just add some aromatherepy to the bath.
Work out but we less vigourous where you are sore.
Unfortunately soreness is something that is not always avoided. Comes with the territory ! Sterching help. Be sure you are warm before you do any stretches. I always walk 10 min on the treadmill before I weight train. Stretch come between sets, the part you just worked. Cool down with a stretch.
02-11-2006, 06:58 AM
Thank you, I have a feeling that even tho I did stretch I didn't do it nearly enough. Thats my only thought. I didn't want to stop working out all together so I will definitely keep going. Maybe just be gentle on my legs since thats where I am most sore. Thank you so much for the advice. Now I know that they said if you take creatine *sp?* after working out that stops the soreness but I don't think thats raw :P so is there any other type of food I can eat to kinda help keep this away?
02-11-2006, 09:51 AM
A nice epsom salt bath and self massage.
Also calcium, salt, potassium and magnesium will help your body heal faster. Maybe do one of those green smoothies with a banana and some ground up sesame seeds. Good for you for working out.
02-11-2006, 10:29 AM
What kind of exercise were you doing or what machine?
Be sure to keep walking (normal gait) for blood flow to these areas.
I agree, epsom salt bath
Cator oil or Emu oil for massage
Plenty of water and treat yourself to a nice glass of refreshing lemon/mint warm tea.
Arnica gel or cream seems to work well too.
Keep your liver happy.
02-11-2006, 10:58 AM
you got some real good advice the others. Even people who have been working out for years, sometimes get in a rush to get their workout done
and strain a muscle because they didn't prep for it.
02-11-2006, 12:07 PM
Yeah I always start out so gun ho and then over do it. But if I go slow I don't feel like I am doing anything because I am not sore AT ALL and I think I should be a little bit sore?
I did the eliptical and then the row machine for a total of 60 mins of cardio then I did my arms one day and my legs the next. Its really not much more then I am used to but I did push myself harder then normal.
Def think that I didn't stretch enough and green smoothies really sound good to me right now so maybe thats what I need. thanks for the advice. :D I will try out everything because I don't want to feel this way again!!
02-11-2006, 06:18 PM
LOL Kitty............I'm the same way with running!
Make sure you hydrate well-all the metabolic waste and lactic acid (muslce soreness) needs to be flushed out.
02-11-2006, 08:16 PM
Something to think about, stretching before exercise is not always the best thing to do. Your taking a cold and tight muscle and trying to stretch it, that is one of the best ways to injure a muscle. I wouldn't suggest going full speed ahead at first either. Just slowly warm your muscles us with a light workout first. I know this goes against every thing we were taught about stretching, but so does eating rawfood. Forever Young
02-11-2006, 08:58 PM
Cosigns with Forever Young. I woul just do lite brisk walk and let your body catch up.
02-12-2006, 01:53 AM
It is indeed better for your muscles to only really be stretched out after they are already "warm." I have had good results with Arnica massage oil and epsom salt baths as well.
I am also a reiki practitioner so that is very useful for self care. Even without formal training in any energy healing modalities, you can recieve many benefits by simply bringing your hands to the areas of soreness and holding them there until it eases up--energy will flow and you might get some warmth or other sensations. Even if you don't really "know" what you are doing, it will be beneficial.
By really focusing on giving your body the message that you love and respect it, you might have improved results as well. Try as much as possible to listen to how your body is feeling and to work with it and not against it. If it's telling you not to work out for a day or two, it could be because you have some internal healing or other process going on and you might just physically need a break.
Also--very important--stay hydrated!
I hope you find some usefullness in the advice, but most importantly use your own intuition to find what feels right for you.
02-12-2006, 03:21 AM
myssi, thanks! that is really cool! Always wanted to learn how to do that :D I will def be paying attention to my inner thighs today. LOL the rest of my body is feeling better and sticking to yoga has helped loosen me up. Maybe I can do yoga as a way to stretch in the beginning because it also warms the body up? water is also a good tip. I probably only drank one bottle of water and I did a pretty hard cardio workout and should of drank a lot more. I never thought about it tho! Just did my thing and drank when I was thirsty lol.
I also massaged with oils and that helped a lot more then I thought it would. x
Blessings to all of you!
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