So, I am starting to workout again after a 14 month break. I am training differently than I have before and I am a little concerned about the muscle soreness I am encountering.
I have started lifting heavy 10 reps to failure (bulking phase). My plan is as follows:
Monday - Upper Body
Tuesday - Lower body
Wednesday - Rest
Tursday - Upper body
Friday - Lower body
Saturday - HIIT
Sunday - Rest
Unfortunately, it got derailed by post-workout pain. Upper body is fine, I lift to failure and recover in about 48 hours. But my lower body......
My tuesday lower body workout was awesome!!! I loved it. however, my legs hurt so bad that I wasn't able to walk properly until Saturday. I skipped the Friday workout all together 'cause I couldn't even bend down. Quads, Glutes and Hams SCREAMED for days! Now I don't mind the pain, I earned it! But I am upset at missing the second work out. So here are my questions (yes, I am long winded!)
-Do I have to wait until all the soreness is gone to workout again?
-Is all that pain associated with muscles healing or is there another reason to hurt for 5 days (lactic acid build up?)?
-If my body is taking that long to recover, should I switch to 1 lower body workout per week?
-Will L-glutimine help spead recovery?
-Should I back off the workouts?
I need your help!!! Thanks in advance!