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Muscle soreness from exercise
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:26 PM
Any tips on making this more bearable?? LOL.
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
Really wish there weren't stairs at my place!
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.
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.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:22 PM
More exercise seems to help for me!! Once warmed up they start to feel better.
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!
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:15 AM
Walking down stairs after lots of squats is torture.
I can't help, I can only sympathise.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:39 AM
Chemist Warehouse has a few different types of magnesium tablets
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