About four days ago I was extremely excited because I finally got a gym membership and a CAR so that I could haul my ass to that gym every day and start lifting actively.
So the first day I went, I did some Chest/Biceps machines and was pushing myself extremely hard, and was there for about 90 minutes.
I woke up the next day and was EXTREMELY sore (maybe just because I hadn't ever worked out like that before?) so I decided to make that day Legs/Abs workouts. So I worked my butt off again doing leg & ab exercises, planning on doing arms again the next day.
But the next day came, and I was still sore as hell (not legs or abs at all, only arms..) to the point where I could hardly get milk out of the fridge. It's on both arms in the same spots and the 'side' of my chest I guess, on both sides.. So I was like **** it, it'll be my rest day (planned on taking two a week). So I didn't do anything besides about 30 minutes of cardio on a treadmill in my house.
^That was yesterday..now it's been like 3 days since my arms workout and I still feel just as sore as I did when I woke up the day after doing all that..It hasn't died down a bit.. I'm wondering, how the hell is it still so sore and how long do you think it'll take before I can hit the gym again? I don't want this to happen every time I lift!
If it matters, I'm taking two protein shakes a day with 30-40g of protein in each of them, and I'm also trying the 'loading stage' of creatine mono, and have been taking 20g of it for the past 4 days as people have been recommending.