Whoever coined the phrase, “no pain, no gain” can kiss my ass. Sore and stiff muscles are par for the course with high intensity workouts for me. I deal with it. I’ve taken a lot of advice in my attempt to avoid it. But really, it seems only rest works for me.
The only part of my body that I’m really bothered by is hamstrings. Every single time I work them, I am hobbling around for days. When I say days, I’m being literal. In fact, I have been in hamstring pain for as many as 5 days. WTF???
It’s not like I avoid putting them through their paces because of the pain either. I work them regularly like the rest of the bod. That’s why I am so vexed. No other muscle group gives me shit like the hammys. God damn they hurt! Getting on and off the toilet is agony. An untied shoelace is my mortal enemy. Having to carry a sleeping child to their bed makes me bitch and whine.
I’ve tried the creatine and glutamine in my protein shakes. I’ve tried a light run at the end of the workout to flush them out. I’ve tried stretching them like a son-of-a-bith (doesn’t work but I do it anyways). Nothing! Please insert your advice here and I’ll try it. If you tell me that blowing a goat will stop the pain, I’ll be at the farm in 10 minutes.
I’m not going to give up working them out. I just needed to rant a little. I just got off the can and nearly cried. Lol. Oh well…