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#1 snuffles

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

Any tips on making this more bearable??  LOL.

OOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCHHHHHHHH

#2 cardamom

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

Nope, none, but I feel your pain!

I did BodyPump on Monday for the first time in months and was so sore yesterday from the squats  cry1.gif

Really wish there weren't stairs at my place!

#3 unicorn

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

Magnesium is good for muscle aches and pains.

#4 Delirium

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

I second the magnesium. I massage myself with magnesium oil if I'm in pain...  An Epsom salts bath helps too.

The other thing is to keep moving!  Make sure you keep walking around and stretching and it will get better.

#5 blackcat20

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

Depends on what hurts! If I have really sore legs I find 25 mins on the exercise bike sorts it out.

#6 Luxe

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

I find day 2 the worst, but then it gets much better.

#7 PlusOne

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

More exercise seems to help for me!! Once warmed up they start to feel better.
Good luck.

#8 beaglebaby

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:26 AM

LOVE my foam roller, it hurts in a good way!  If that fails - anti-inflammatories - the prescription ones!

#9 CupOfCoffee

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:15 AM

Walking down stairs after lots of squats is torture.

I can't help, I can only sympathise.

#10 DandS

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

I was going to suggest foam roller too.

#11 Henndigo

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

Make sure you are getting breaks of at least one day in between from doing the exercise to allow the muscles to recover - i.e. don't do the same exercise on a daily basis or it will aggravate the inflammation.  If you were doing running or weight training, you could introduce some form of cross training that is more gentle on your muscles such as swimming or cycling on your "rest" days.

#12 snuffles

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

Thanks - already take rest days, on which I do yoga or walking.  Stretch constantly!

Feeling a bit better today, yay!!

Where does one get Magnesium??

ETA.  Or a foam roller...

Edited by snuffles, 09 January 2013 - 01:03 PM.


#13 unicorn

Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Not sure about the foam roller, but I buy magnesium in tablet form from the chemist or health food shop. Take them of  night time.
Epsom salts you can buy in the bandaid section of Coles.

#14 Delirium

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

I bought magnesium tablets and magnesium oil (for massage) from a vitamin shop. I had to go to a few before I found the oil...

#15 DandS

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

I got my foam roller from here http://www.physiosupplies.com.au/fitness/Foam-Rollers.html , but I imagine there are lots of other places you could get your hands on one.

#16 matt1972

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Chemist Warehouse has a few different types of magnesium tablets




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