Hello, My name is Ito, I'm 28 years old and new to this forum.
I'm relatively in good shape, 1.73 meters, 68 kg, mostly lean.
Ok this is a bit long, but i want to write every bit of information that might
help me in getting a solution for this problem, so please bare with me
My workout is divided 3 times a week, working different body
parts each time.
I've been working out for the last 5 month and seen great results so far.
Im trying to eat well, not always eating as much as i need, or in the right
order. I get mostly get around 7 8 hours of sleep every day sometimes less.
I rarely drink and smoke socially about once a week.
My problem is my post leg workout recovery. It takes me about 3 to 4 days to recover, during which i feel like i can barely climb stairs, sit and stand back,
and do any other daily movement. It feels like the "good" sort of pain, nothing around the joints or bones, just post workout muscle soreness.
When i work on any other muscle group, i usually get post workout pain a day or two after. This feels natural and "good" and is usually not too painful to prevent me from everyday movements.
My "legs and shoulder" days consists of (in that particular order) Squats, Dead lift, Calf raises, Arnold press, military shoulder press, and an exercise which i dont know the name of (pulling a rope upward to work on the front side of the shoulder)
I do 5 minutes warmup on a bicycles or any other cardio machine that is available, followed by light stretching. I divide my sets to 5, First one very light, second one heavier and the last 3 full on. I finish my workout with about 5 to 10 minutes of stretching and flexibility exercises.
Is it normal to have this sort of pain after this exercise? My gym instructor said that after a while it would disappear, but it doesn't. I love working on my legs but i dont think i will be able to continue working on them if it means that im getting crippled every week for 3 to 4 days.
I would really appreciate to hear any advice on this issue or solution.
Thanks and regards! Ito.
I forgot to mention that my legs are getting stronger and bigger, so I'm probably doing something right.