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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 22:07
Ok so Im new here and also new to a healthy way of life so all this working out is leaving me soooo sore .
My legs ache and even my calves are incredibly sore. I dont want to stop or even slow down my working out but my pain makes me hesitate to lace up my shoes and get back out there. Ive tried Aleve and other pain relievers and stretch before I walk or run but end up sore anyways .
Does it go away or do I just keep reminding myself no pain no gain ?

Help ..any tips you can give me Question ..

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 23:53
Take it easy, or you will just burn out.

If a muscle is sore don't train it until the pain stops,

Build in rest days and drink enough but not too much water

Don't over do it, build up your exercise intensity over time
I.e walk then run, light weights then heavier weights etc

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 04:53
I never do the same strenuous exercise 2 days in a row. Get some variety in your program if you want to exercise every day.

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 05:38
I'm with Spacey and eKatherine here! You need to let your muscles recover or you will hurt yourself and won't be able to exercise at all. Don't push yourself over your limit for the sake of a short term gain. Because it will be a longer term loss if you hurt yourself.

Give yourself a break every now and again. Switch your exercise up with different exercises so you aren't exercising the same muscles day in and day out and to help prevent you being bored.

If you are actually sore rather than mild aching then you need to take a break.

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 08:09
Be careful with leg pain if it is from running as you could get shin splints (really painful condition that feels like your calf muscles are being ripped from the shin bone) I had that from one running session in wrong shoes on concrete and put myself out for months.
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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 10:07
Your diet may not call for this but get a good serving of steel cut or other oats. You need to replenish your glycogen levels in your muscles, that's why they are so sore. In the future, try a pre- or post-workout snack to prevent this, something with a 1:3 protein to carb ratio (chocolate milk is actually a great after workout drink).

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 10:15
Are you taking vitamins/minerals? Magnesium? Potassium? Google leg cramps and supplements...

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:29
Variety is the key... If you are exercising the same muscle every day.... It will complain. As others have said... Be careful, you may end up "overtraining". After exercising, 'ice' yourself (in whatever area is causing you issues). A 'roller' is also great, for getting rid of knotted muscles (google roller, exercise to read more). BUT, I would advise variety... A bit of strength, a BT of cardio and DON'T forget, you need rest days too... To allow your muscles to repair and grow stronger. Smile

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 14:28
Wow thank you for all the great advice everyone !

I see I have a great deal to learn but will definitely switch it up in my work outs .
I feel better today but am taking a rest day as recomended by many of you.. and will start a variety of exercises from now on .
Right now I am taking a Vitapak program for active women and it has helped a great deal but will work on a higher protein intake as well.
Thank you everyone !

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 17:36
bottom line, what did you do to make yourself soar? You don't tell us or did i miss something. There is now way for us to really have a clue how to help unless you tell us Smile details please... "Wink

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