My trainer is killing me! Pain management tips...

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    May 24, 2008 3:49 AM GMT
    I hired a new trainer who is working me harder than I've ever worked in my life ... ever.

    I love it.

    Problem is, I end up very sore the next day (2nd day, if not a workout day is worse).

    Suggestions on reducing the pain? Stretching, and Advil, are what I'm doing now....
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    May 24, 2008 7:10 AM GMT
    Pain is your friend... LOL! Seriously I dunno. *shrugs*
  • GQjock

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    May 24, 2008 10:47 AM GMT
    LOL... Welcome to training hell

    There's nothing that tells you that you're working hard more than having to bend down to get the morning paper after a serious leg workout the day before icon_eek.gif

    Keep moving .... light cardio helps
    it keeps the microscopic tears from becoming rooted inside the muscles that you've worked
    keep up with the anti-inflammatories and the stretching
    and ask your trainer
    he might have some tricks up his sleeve
    unless he's a total sadist
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    May 24, 2008 12:13 PM GMT
    Red meat is supposed to be good for muscles sore from working out.
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    May 24, 2008 1:01 PM GMT
    COJock1974 saidI hired a new trainer who is working me harder than I've ever worked in my life ... ever.

    I love it.

    Problem is, I end up very sore the next day (2nd day, if not a workout day is worse).

    Suggestions on reducing the pain? Stretching, and Advil, are what I'm doing now....


    Enjoy it while it last lol, soon your body will adjust and you wont get as sore. I think post workout fluids and food are important. Other than that steroids is about the only thing that will prevent it haha. It just means you are doing something right woo hoo.
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    May 24, 2008 1:06 PM GMT
    McGay saidRed meat is supposed to be good for muscles sore from working out.


    Yup, but you have to make sure it's cold---straight from the fridge. Then you lie in the bathtub and cover yourself with steaks. Right, MG? icon_wink.gif
  • auryn

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    May 24, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    Invest in massage therapy too. Also, on those really strenuous days, sit in a hot bath with epsom or table salt to help soothe sore muscles and heal micro-tears.
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    May 24, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    I would suggest two things:

    First, right after your workout, sit/lie in the sauna or steamroom. The heat will open your blood vessels fully and allow the circulation to flush the toxic metabolic waste from your muscles.

    Second, take a tablespoon of cod liver oil each day. The Omega fatty acids reduce inflamation in your muscles from the wear and tear of your workout. Nordic Naturals produces a high quality cod liver oil than is flavored so it doesnt taste the least bit bad. I like the orange flavored.
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    May 24, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    MOM

    Actually, that was a serious reply (surpriiiiiise!). I think I even read it hear on RJ. Still, I prefer your interpretation. It's Saturday and the evening's early. I think the supermarket is still open. Hmmm.
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    May 24, 2008 10:30 PM GMT
    L GLUTAMINE!!!!!!
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    May 27, 2008 2:09 AM GMT
    Thanks fellas. All great suggestions that have helped - that, and the fact that my body is adjusting to this new intensity and my recovery time is shorter!
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    May 27, 2008 2:15 AM GMT
    Congrats on getting a new trainer and enjoy the work he's giving you.

    The soreness is most liking fromt he muscles becing activated. It happens. After a good work you should try relaxing in a sauna of getting a nice simple massage. make sure that after you work out you do a good cool-down session. It couldn't hurt.
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    May 27, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    I love the pain, but since I've been working out for long I don't get too much pain, I miss it.

    You'll learn to love pain and will be wanting more.
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    May 27, 2008 2:54 AM GMT
    Oh my! That sounds a little sadisitic yet somewhow sexy.

    All I heard was whips and chains.

    "Say the safety word."
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    May 27, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    Guy101 saidOh my! That sounds a little sadisitic yet somewhow sexy.

    All I heard was whips and chains.

    "Say the safety word."


    I can tell you so want to spank me icon_twisted.gif
    lol
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    May 27, 2008 9:54 AM GMT
    The safety word is 'supercallifragilisticexpialidocious'. icon_twisted.gif Now go put the chains on.
  • MattyC0709

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    May 27, 2008 9:58 AM GMT
    Sedative saidThe safety word is 'supercallifragilisticexpialidocious'.

    icon_rolleyes.gif That sounds sooooo gay! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    May 27, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    muttskins said[quote][cite]Sedative said[/cite]The safety word is 'supercallifragilisticexpialidocious'.

    icon_rolleyes.gif That sounds sooooo gay! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif[/quote]

    yes. It's so gay it's easy for me to say it. supercallifragilisticexpialidocious

    sedative, you should have picked a straight word, like fotbal or basqetball or beeer or gyrls or puzzy icon_razz.gif
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    May 27, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    I love the pain, even after leg day when getting up or sitting down becomes a major endeavor. I know that if I'm not sore the next day, I didn't accomplish much.icon_razz.gif
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    May 27, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    yesterday was a leg day. I chuckle every time I go up or down the stairs and think of how I'm going to look at the beach in 6 weeks!