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Old 07-03-2013, 01:54 PM
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I hurt so I decided to go for a walk to loosen my muscles up. Omg after 20 mins I felt like I was going to fall down! My gluts and my thighs(dunno the muscle) are killing me. And every now and then I take a step and feel the muscle on the top of my thigh tighten and then release and it makes me feel all wobbly.

Is that normal?
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:00 PM
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I hurt so I decided to go for a walk to loosen my muscles up. Omg after 20 mins I felt like I was going to fall down! My gluts and my thighs(dunno the muscle) are killing me. And every now and then I take a step and feel the muscle on the top of my thigh tighten and then release and it makes me feel all wobbly.

Is that normal?
Yes and no....that helps right?

Kind of depends on the training....if you are doing a bit more hardcore jump in, then yes, normal (to an extent).

My first day after my first bootcamp, oh my! I couldn't even sit down to pee without help from a wall, etc. And yes, my legs did this weird spasm thing that made me feel very awkward. Worse was I had to drive 4 hours that evening and everything locked up worse in the car.

My one friend who is a fitness buff does not like this style...prefers a slower more gentle approach. I think I kind of see merit in both.

Now though, its better. I still will get over sore if a new muscle group is worked that I am not used to but today, even after only 3 1/2 hours of sleep last night (thanks new LKH book) I am just a tiny bit sore and that's after a fairly intense workout.

For me, I soaked in Epsom, and took magnesium and a bit of ibuprofen.

My friend who does bootcamp with me swears by rolling...basically using a foam roller (like a noodle) to kind of roll over the sore muscles to help them.
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I hurt so I decided to go for a walk to loosen my muscles up. Omg after 20 mins I felt like I was going to fall down! My gluts and my thighs(dunno the muscle) are killing me. And every now and then I take a step and feel the muscle on the top of my thigh tighten and then release and it makes me feel all wobbly.

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Yes. Well it is for me when I do a ridiculous amount of air squats.

I swear by rolling. Oh man if i didn't have my foam roller I don't know what I'd do.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:15 PM
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My workouts have always been going and doing the elliptical or something for 30 mins. Yesterday we did planks, squats, push ups(sissified for me lol), squat jumps, etc and sprinted 1/4th a mile. Hopefully I get more used to it as we to on. I'm woefully out of shape.
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Yes. Well it is for me when I do a ridiculous amount of air squats.

I swear by rolling. Oh man if i didn't have my foam roller I don't know what I'd do.
I did a ton of squats yesterday lol.

It also hurts to laugh. Some muscle on my side is sore.
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I hurt so I decided to go for a walk to loosen my muscles up. Omg after 20 mins I felt like I was going to fall down! My gluts and my thighs(dunno the muscle) are killing me. And every now and then I take a step and feel the muscle on the top of my thigh tighten and then release and it makes me feel all wobbly.

Is that normal?

Your quads are probably hurting, if it's the muscle in the front. If it's in the back, those are your hamstrings.

But what you're experiencing is DOMS - Delayed onset muscle soreness. It happens from working out a muscle you don't usually, going really hard on it, or not stretching after your work out. I kinda like it, it makes me feel like I worked out hard. But legs are KILLER doms when I get them. So yeah those do suck. I got them over the weekend from friday 'cause I increased my weight on my squat. Went from 155 to 175 and maaan I was hurting some bad the next day. I don't think I stretched enough.
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I did a ton of squats yesterday lol.

It also hurts to laugh. Some muscle on my side is sore.


It gets better, don't worry.
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It's normal. Soak in a hot bath with epsom salts (they make some with eucalyptus and stuff to help with muscle soreness) and try not to take any pain meds unless you it's straight up just too painful without it. I can't find the article right now but somebody on here linked how ibuprofen can modify your body's natural healing, and it's best to just tough it out if you can. I think it was releasethehounds who linked it maybe. Here's a similar one though.
http://www.liftbigeatbig.com/2011/11...nder-your.html

It will get better. It'll take time but you will get stronger.
Just a warning though, DOMS is sneaky sneaky and for me it's often worse the second day after a workout...
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I'm not even lifting weights on my squats. /fail/

I hope I get better and more fit so I can do these things pain free in due time.

Also a totally different vent but if my phone autocorrects 'I think' to 'I honk' one more time I swear.....
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I'm not even lifting weights on my squats. /fail/
Don't worry about it!! Body weight squats are squats too. In fact the guy who created Nerd Fitness has a spinal condition and switched to a LOT of body weight workouts. His doctors have cleared him to lift again but he's not sure if he can ever lift like he used to. But that doesn't mean he's failing. He's doing what he can with the cards he was dealt. We all have to.

I'll say it again, body weight squats are squats too.
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