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Old 03-07-2008, 02:38 AM   #1
Justin Kern
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Recovery

I will spare everyone the story because everyone has heard it before. I am new to this site. Someone from work opened my eyes to this whole new world and I have never found anything more challenging, besides my wife I have been doing the workouts for 1 week now and I have been pulling thru the recovery and soreness. It hasn't been horrible pain but you can tell you busted your butt the day before. Does anyone have an tips for a faster recovery besides stretching, hot/cold and calories? Or should I just continue to cook my grits and eat'em? Please comment. Thank you all. Take care and be safe.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:15 AM   #2
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Re: Recovery

Do some roids.














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Old 03-07-2008, 04:20 AM   #3
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Re: Recovery

Scale if the soreness is hindering your workouts.
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:23 AM   #4
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Hey there Charleston! How's the weather? Old Savannah resident here, now living in the Godforsaken north. Coming to visit for the garden tours!
Brandxmartialarts.com for scaled workouts. Don't overdo it and wind up sitting it out!
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:23 AM   #5
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tiger balm brother, tiger balm
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:27 AM   #6
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Re: Recovery

If it's muscle soreness, baths with Epsom salts can help.
Scale a little more. Pay attention that it's only muscular and not tendons or joints - supplementing with glucosamine and chondroitin can help with the joints, but you really want to be careful of those...ligaments are important, you know...
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:15 AM   #7
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Re: Recovery

Always take a hot/cold shower, has been helping with the soreness, my knees were hurting too at the beginning and since I have been taking some glucosamine (liquid one) the pains are gone. Stretching too is important, just a few minutes is enough. LIke someone said, pain let you know that you are alive...
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:35 AM   #8
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Re: Recovery

I've had some soreness too, and I've tried hot showers, Tiger Balm, Ibuprofen, stretching, and increasing water intake and amount of sleep (sweet, sweet, sleep). They've all helped.

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Old 03-07-2008, 11:49 AM   #9
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Re: Recovery

Your recovery time will drastically improve in a month or so. At first, I was extra sore but recently, even after an intense WOD, I recover quickly. Then again, I'm only 23.

Lots of water(upwards of 120oz a day), protein, vitamins, balanced meals, sleep. Other than time, things like muscle rubs, pain relievers, etc, don't do jack. Your body will heal itself with proper nutrition. The pain is weakness leaving the body.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:53 PM   #10
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Re: Recovery

I am a firefighter and I do the wod every other day for three shifts and pick one wod up on my swing. I have been doing this for 6mo now and I still get major pain the days following a workout. I am two weeks in to the zone diet and this has helped a little but I cant wait to do the whole week and not be sore. Mind you the soreness does let you know you are doing something right. I think.
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