I work my legs out hard on Mondays. I make sure I take the time to warm up and stretch well before and after. I also warm up and stretch well Thursdays and Saturdays when I do my cardio/sprinting, but my legs always feel tight.
I am not able to do a good amount of medicine ball sit-ups because it is extremely painful on my legs, especially my quads. I also believe my tight legs are causing this uncomfortable lower back pain after I run for more than 10 minutes.
What should I do to freshen up my legs??
10-30-2010, 02:19 PM #1
My legs are ALWAYS sore and tight
10-30-2010, 02:29 PM #2
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10-31-2010, 06:19 AM #4
10-31-2010, 10:25 AM #5
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10-31-2010, 05:07 PM #6
Take it like a man, i'll go away eventually. I guess you're beginning to lift weights, so it's pretty normal. If it's not the case, maybe you're not getting enough protein, not sleeping enough. Creatine can help you with that too if you're feeling fatigued...
If none of those work, I'd take a week or two off, to rest and then go back at it...
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When foam rolling (SMR) you should be doing this very slowly, about an inch per second, and holding each sore spot for 20-30 seconds. If alll else fails, lighten up your weights a bit and then take some time off to rest. The soreness you feel is lactic acid built up in your muscles. You can eleviate the soreness by doing an LSD workout, don't laugh, it stands for long steady distance. When you reoxygenate your body you help push out the lactic acid. An example would be about an hour walk outside or on the treadmill. Take care.NASM-CPT, PES
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Turn to your nutrition, adjust protein and carbs. Carbs for recovery and protein to build more muscle to help prevent muscle breakdown. Because it sounds like your body is trying to tell you that your leg muscles are breaking down maybe due to malnutrition. And also give your body proper time to rest.
11-18-2010, 02:01 PM #11
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