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Old 10-02-2011, 10:11 PM   #1  
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Question Combating Soreness

Hey! So, I'm going to be doing training sessions 3 days a week (mostly strength training) and I am a bit scared. I worked with thetrainer only once last week and I was in SO MUCH PAIN! It was a total body workout and it was awesome, but man... I was so sore that I ended up having to actually take ibuprofen at 3am because it was waking me up!

So, I was wondering if anyone has any tips or suggestions or input as to waht they do when they're sore or know that they're going to be sore? I know it's going to get better as time goes on, but I'm scared of this week for sure and would like any input/tricks that you may have!
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:32 PM   #2  
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Water, ibuprofen, light cardio. And time.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:36 PM   #3  
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Ice really helps me. I'll usually ice the effected area for 20 minutes, then put icy/hot on it.

If it's your whole body, an ice bath may help (it will be painful at first, but it will help).

And yes, water, rest, cardio, advil and time as well.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:10 AM   #4  
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Pure cherry juice before a workout combats swelling and soreness.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:26 PM   #5  
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You'll probably be sore for the first few weeks or so, but that will feeling will definitely pass.
I like to take a hot bath in peppermint soak or lavender for relaxing the muscles.

I also take whey protein which helps the muscles recover quicker especially if you are lifting weights. Hang in there as it does get easier.

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