Anyone experiencing more muscle/joint soreness than usual?

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    Jun 27, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    First of all, this is my first post(go easy on me, I'm a virgin).

    I wanted to post this because I've been getting really frustrated, and somewhat scared lately due to the way my body has sort of taken a beating.

    I've been a gym goer for over 10 years now. I've gained quite a bit of mass over the years - slowly but naturally. But in the past few weeks, I've been feeling as if my body is shutting down and fighting against me. I hurt my rotator, and even though I'm doing physio, I'm still experiencing muscle soreness in my upper back/traps/neck area. And now, I feel like my forearms are going to tear off my bones. I've been doing this for years...and I've worked with a trainer...so I know it has nothing to do with form. My form is very good. I stretch a bit too before my workouts. Not exactly sure what's going on. Anyone having the same issues? Or have an idea what could be happening?
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:20 AM GMT
    Wow...I guess I'm the only one then. THREAD FAIL. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    Potentially because people might feel that in responding, we're stating the obvious?

    Are you:

    Taking Vitamin and mineral supplements

    Getting plenty of sleep

    Eating enough

    Giving yourself enough recovery time in between workouts (I find I often need a full day off between workouts to recover)

    You are getting older... I know it sounds stupid, but I as a 26 year old already am experiencing more muscle fatigue, tiredness and soreness than I did even just a few years ago.

    But definitely keep paying attention to your body's natural responses and feelings.. they obviously are a reflection of the status of your body, and can indicate other afflictions aside from just over-working in the gym.

  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 28, 2013 3:31 AM GMT
    Are you drinking water? icon_biggrin.gif
  • omgazn

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    Jun 28, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    You aren't the only one. I normally apply bengay and icey hot or get a nice massage. icon_redface.gif
  • Fable

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    Jun 28, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    are you a rentboy?

  • isuflyboy

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    Jun 28, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    I'm only 19 but I have horrible hips and knees. And they have been hurting alot lately so has my lower back
  • camfer

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    Jun 28, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    Sounds like you may be over training. Try taking a week or two off and just rest up. Massage your forearms to loosen them up. Try some yoga to work on flexibility. Stretch after your workout, not before. Your body is sending you major signals, now it's up to you to figure it out and make necessary changes.
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    Jun 28, 2013 4:12 AM GMT
    You know it's pretty funny that I came across this post because just today I was thinking about how much more tired my body has been getting lately compared to last year at this time. I play tennis about 10 times a week and do so every summer, but it's only this year that I've started getting so wiped out. My guess is age (in my case anyway) because I'm not doing anything differently this year than I was doing previous years.

    The best solution to the problem is to find a boyfriend who gives you back rubs, which turns out to be a lot harder to accomplish than it sounds. icon_biggrin.gif

    This is my first post too. Fuck yeah.