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Old 04-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
Mini Goal 1- 169lbs
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Africa
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S/C/G: 275/177.5/160

Height: 5'7


If you're just starting I don't know if there's anyway to completely prevent/eliminate the post-workout ache but as LM said, warming up before and stretching properly afterwards really help. Your muscles will eventually get used to your new expectations of them and hurt less and eventually not at all as long as you have good warm up, warm down and stretch routines.

Warm up/warm down- I usually walk at a moderate pace or march in place. I pump my arms as I do this and might throw in some windmills on a good day.
Stretching- I make sure to get in my hamstrings, my triceps, my calves, my upper back and lower back, and the muscles in front of my thighs.
Original start/HW: Jan 2009: 275lb; 3FC Start Weight: July 19, 2009: 257lb; Record Low Weight: Oct 21, 2012: 152lb

Losing the Regain- September 2017-December 2017
SW:180 CW:177.5 GW:155

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