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Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!
  1. #1
    Matt Guest

    Default Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    Hello - Man I hate doing Legs. After a round of squats and lunges, the
    next 48 hours are almost unbearable in terms of soreness. I'm 26 and I
    feel like a 90 year old man, I can't get in and out of cars, walk up
    stairs, nothing. I was gimping down the street yesterday and I almost
    got denied from a pub because the bouncer thought I was drunk. I had
    to explain to him that my walking wasn't cerebral palsy or the result
    of a dozen shots, but weighted lunges. I'm 6'4" 250 so I think he
    understood after just a few seconds, but still.

    My diet is fairly clean, chicken, potatoes, bagels, tuna, etc. I drink
    2 shakes per day (low carb/low fat mixed with skim milk) and eat 3-4x
    as needed. Turkey sandwiches, cottage cheese, eggs, etc. Of course it
    could be better, but I make an attempt.

    Is anyone in the same boat as me - if so, any remedies or
    recommendations?

    best,
    MLV


  2. #2
    joanne Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    On Mar 25, 4:43 pm, "Matt" <mlv...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Hello - Man I hate doing Legs. After a round of squats and lunges, the
    > next 48 hours are almost unbearable in terms of soreness.>
    > Is anyone in the same boat as me - if so, any remedies or
    > recommendations?



    OTC pain relievers(Aleve/Tylenol etc) ..'IcyHot' - rollon stick pain
    relief .. great stuff ..
    Glutamine, by itself or in a creatine product like EAS's
    BetaGen ..helps muscles to recover ..
    http://www.supplementwatch.com/supli...asp?DocId=1144

    And if you are really overdoing it to such a crippling effect, maybe
    cut back a bit? You might be setting yourself up for a more serious
    injury by pushing too hard too soon.


    joanne


  3. #3
    Curt Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    Matt wrote:

    > <snip> After a round of squats and lunges,
    > the next 48 hours are almost unbearable
    > in terms of soreness. I'm 26 and I feel like
    > a 90 year old man, I can't get in and out of
    > cars, walk up stairs, nothing.


    [...]

    > Is anyone in the same boat as me - if so,
    > any remedies or recommendations?


    DOMS happens. Suck it up.

    No, seriously. Suck it up.

    "Ow, ow, ow! I did lunges and now my legs hurt. Waaah!" Stop.

    > best,
    > MLV


    Okay, now that you've stopped crying, ya big (uh, did you say 6'6" and
    280 lbs.?), ya ~*BIG*~ baby, hit Starbucks, pronto.

    "That morning cup of coffee may be an antidote to post-exercise muscle
    soreness, if preliminary research is correct.

    Researchers found that a caffeine supplement seemed to lessen the
    familiar muscle pain that crops up the day after a particularly
    challenging workout.

    Known as delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, the pain is common in
    the day or two after a workout that was more intense than normal.
    Exercise that involves eccentric contraction of the muscles is
    particularly likely to cause delayed muscle pain.

    In eccentric contraction, the muscle produces a force while it's being
    lengthened. This happens when a person runs downhill, for example, or
    lowers a weight during a bicep curl.

    Exercisers and researchers alike have tried many ways to prevent DOMS
    - including over-the-counter painkillers, stretching and massage - but
    studies have found no cure-all for the problem." /copy and paste

    More @:
    http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...FEINE-PAIN.xml
    aka http://tinyurl.com/2rr9ap

    --
    Curt


  4. #4
    Shute Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    On 25 Mar 2007 17:43:10 -0700, "Matt" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hello - Man I hate doing Legs. After a round of squats and lunges, the
    >next 48 hours are almost unbearable in terms of soreness. I'm 26 and I
    >feel like a 90 year old man, I can't get in and out of cars, walk up
    >stairs, nothing. I was gimping down the street yesterday and I almost
    >got denied from a pub because the bouncer thought I was drunk. I had
    >to explain to him that my walking wasn't cerebral palsy or the result
    >of a dozen shots, but weighted lunges. I'm 6'4" 250 so I think he
    >understood after just a few seconds, but still.
    >
    >My diet is fairly clean, chicken, potatoes, bagels, tuna, etc. I drink
    >2 shakes per day (low carb/low fat mixed with skim milk) and eat 3-4x
    >as needed. Turkey sandwiches, cottage cheese, eggs, etc. Of course it
    >could be better, but I make an attempt.
    >
    >Is anyone in the same boat as me - if so, any remedies or
    >recommendations?
    >
    >best,
    > MLV


    What does your squat routine consist of and how many time per week?
    Also how long have you been working out? Low reps, lots of sets, and
    little lifting experience could all contributed to that. If you have
    been lifting for many months and only do 3-5 sets than I doubt that is
    normal. Mine only got soar that bad the first few weeks of training.
    Or when I tried the 20 rep program.

    I like to hit the sauna for a few minutes after a good workout. And
    every once in a while I take a bath. Both of those seem to help me
    with muscle stiffness. My DOMS tend to kick in heaviest after the
    first 24 hours. Even a short run on the treadmill seems to help a
    bit. Today I did 5 sets of regular squats, 3 sets of quarter squats,
    3 sets of good mornings, and 7 sets of calve raises. I only expect my
    calves to be soar tomorrow since I started a new routine for those.
    My legs will be soar but not unbearable.


  5. #5
    Pete Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    "Matt" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht
    news:[email protected] ps.com...
    > Hello - Man I hate doing Legs. After a round of squats and lunges, the
    > next 48 hours are almost unbearable in terms of soreness.


    I always look forward to this kinda pain. It tells me i had a great workout.

    --
    Pete



  6. #6
    Pete Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    "Curt" <[email protected]> schreef:

    >> Is anyone in the same boat as me - if so,
    >> any remedies or recommendations?


    > DOMS happens. Suck it up.


    > No, seriously. Suck it up.


    There used to be a girl in my gym who actually enjoyed the pain, and the
    tight feeling along with it, in her glutes the days following squats.

    She also enjoyed telling me about it. Tease...

    I miss her.

    --
    Pete



  7. #7
    Pete Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    "Shute" <[email protected]> schreef:

    > And every once in a while I take a bath.


    Excuse me?

    --
    Pete



  8. #8
    Pete Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    "joanne" <[email protected]> schreef:

    > OTC pain relievers(Aleve/Tylenol etc) ..'IcyHot' - rollon stick pain
    > relief .. great stuff ..


    Instead of fighting the pain, you should learn to appreciate it.

    Sissy.

    --
    Pete



  9. #9
    Bully Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    In news:46079c4a$0$87780$[email protected],
    Pete <[email protected]> typed:
    > "joanne" <[email protected]> schreef:
    >
    >> OTC pain relievers(Aleve/Tylenol etc) ..'IcyHot' - rollon stick pain
    >> relief .. great stuff ..

    >
    > Instead of fighting the pain, you should learn to appreciate it.
    >
    > Sissy.


    IOTW: suck it up !!!

    --
    Bully
    Protein bars: http://www.proteinbars.co.uk

    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees
    the opportunity in every difficulty." Sir Winston Churchill



  10. #10
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    "Matt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ps.com...
    > Hello - Man I hate doing Legs. After a round of squats and lunges, the
    > next 48 hours are almost unbearable in terms of soreness. I'm 26 and I
    > feel like a 90 year old man, I can't get in and out of cars, walk up
    > stairs, nothing. I was gimping down the street yesterday and I almost
    > got denied from a pub because the bouncer thought I was drunk. I had
    > to explain to him that my walking wasn't cerebral palsy or the result
    > of a dozen shots, but weighted lunges. I'm 6'4" 250 so I think he
    > understood after just a few seconds, but still.
    >
    > My diet is fairly clean, chicken, potatoes, bagels, tuna, etc. I drink
    > 2 shakes per day (low carb/low fat mixed with skim milk) and eat 3-4x
    > as needed. Turkey sandwiches, cottage cheese, eggs, etc. Of course it
    > could be better, but I make an attempt.
    >
    > Is anyone in the same boat as me - if so, any remedies or
    > recommendations?


    Common sense - stop doing what's making you so miserable immediately,
    take a few days off, and add it back in slowly, at a much lower volume
    and intensity. Keep it easy until you can do it without getting
    terribly sore, then gradually work your way forward from there. I've
    been there - for me, it was the first time I tried one-legged
    deadlifts - had trouble walking, especially coming down stairs, for
    almost a week. I do them alright now, but I've learned to do only a few
    alternating singles if I haven't been doing them for a while and then
    gradually ease myself back into doing them more regularly. It really is
    just common sense.

    -S-
    http://www.kbnj.com



  11. #11
    Bully Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    In news:460796ba$0$18657$[email protected],
    Pete <[email protected]> typed:
    > "Shute" <[email protected]> schreef:
    >
    >> And every once in a while I take a bath.

    >
    > Excuse me?


    Yeah, whether he needs one or not !!!


    --
    Bully
    Protein bars: http://www.proteinbars.co.uk

    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees
    the opportunity in every difficulty." Sir Winston Churchill



  12. #12
    Curt Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    Bully wrote:
    [...]

    > IOTW: suck it up !!!


    "WISH I'D SAID THAT!" he yelled at Neil's kill file.

    http://groups.google.com/group/misc....3540ad8e802eae

    Oh. I did.

    --
    Curt


  13. #13
    Lucas Buck Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:38:54 +0200, "Pete" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Curt" <[email protected]> schreef:
    >
    >>> Is anyone in the same boat as me - if so,
    >>> any remedies or recommendations?

    >
    >> DOMS happens. Suck it up.

    >
    >> No, seriously. Suck it up.

    >
    >There used to be a girl in my gym who actually enjoyed the pain, and the
    >tight feeling along with it, in her glutes the days following squats.


    That wasn't from the *squats*. Trust me.


  14. #14
    Shute Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:47:44 +0200, "Pete" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Shute" <[email protected]> schreef:
    >
    >> And every once in a while I take a bath.

    >
    >Excuse me?


    It is great for sore muscles or even to prevent them. My parents have
    a tub with jets in it which is supposed to be even more relaxing.
    Probably not a big deal for a 25 year old. But once you stat getting
    up there in years it feels pretty good.


  15. #15
    Shute Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    On Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:38:54 +0200, "Pete" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Curt" <[email protected]> schreef:
    >
    >>> Is anyone in the same boat as me - if so,
    >>> any remedies or recommendations?

    >
    >> DOMS happens. Suck it up.

    >
    >> No, seriously. Suck it up.

    >
    >There used to be a girl in my gym who actually enjoyed the pain, and the
    >tight feeling along with it, in her glutes the days following squats.
    >
    >She also enjoyed telling me about it. Tease...
    >
    >I miss her.


    I saw a girl talking to her boyfriend using one of those girly
    machines the other day. She had like 5 pounds on there and kept
    squeezing her legs in and out while she was talking.

  16. #16
    Curt Guest

    Default Re: Severe DOMS - Legs, HELP!

    Pete wrote:
    [...]

    > There used to be a girl in my gym who
    > actually enjoyed the pain, and the
    > tight feeling along with it, in her glutes
    > the days following squats.
    >
    > She also enjoyed telling me about it.
    > Tease...


    Lucky man.

    > I miss her.


    No doubt.

    > Pete


    --
    Curt


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