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Holy hell. Is it normal to ache everywhere all the time when you start a new exercise regime? I'm trying to at least do a half hour of cardio every day that I'm not with the trainer. That's not happening 100% of the time, but I'm working on it.

So I suppose the fact that I'm not getting 48 hours between workouts could explain the constant ache. But I swear, I recovered faster when I was younger. Ow.


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Aug. 12th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
yes it is, but you might also want to check out your shoes, if they are older or worn down or just not fitted right it can make those kinds of problems a lot worse.

btw. i saw you at golds the other day, wasn't sure you would remember me (and i hate running into people when i'm exercising especially in that sweat pit) but hi anyway :)
Aug. 12th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
The shoes are brand new, but not exactly top-of-the-line. I think they're OK. I woulddn't really know how to check to see if they aren't fitted right.

Wow, everyone goes to that gym! I totally would have remembered you :)
Aug. 12th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
Ache is normal. (Pain isn't.)

When you stop aching post-workout, you should increase the intensity (or so I've been told).
Aug. 12th, 2005 02:35 pm (UTC)
What she said. Don't work the same area two days in a row.
Aug. 12th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
It's pretty normal to have pain
A little pain or aches is OK, a lot may mean you should back off a little. You may also want to try icing trouble spots.

A lot depends on your overall goals, too. If you're trying to build muscle or endurance for a specific purpose, such as training for a marathon, 10K, cycling event, etc. then you can expect to some level of have daily pain.

If you are only training to improve your overal fitness, then you should have much less intense soreness, and outright pain is a sign to ease up a little or vary your routine. Also, any time you have joint pain instead of muscle pain, definitely ease up and also do some icing on the area.

In terms of your shoes, if you're using exercise equipment for your cardio (vs. running on pavement) and you have new shoes, you're probably OK. If you are doing running on a treadmill, you should definitely have shoes specifically for running, vs. a cross trainer. If you do aerobics for cardio, also get purpose-specific shoes.

FYI, the best place to buy running shoes is "Metro Run Jog Walk" on Rt. 7 by Trader Joes in Tysons. They will make sure you have shoes that are best for your body type, running level, etc.
Aug. 12th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Re: It's pretty normal to have pain
Wow, thanks for all the good advice. Especially the store recommendation. I'll check them out.
Aug. 12th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
What they all said. Sore or aching: pretty normal, just vary things up a little so you don't overstress the same muscles. Sharp pain: not at all good.

So how's the trainer working out, anyway?
Aug. 12th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
Goin' pretty good, actually. He's very motivating. And sadistic. And he looks a lot like Ronon Dex. When I go see him tonight, I think I'll ask him if he knows any good techniques for disabling the feeding arm :)

I see you've been doing the BPAL thing. I actually have some friends who are doing a "wine 'n' cheese, meet 'n' sniff" soon, but it's going to be (alas!) next Friday evening. I am enough of a dork that I will have to decline, and stay home watching TV. Kill me!

Aug. 13th, 2005 06:31 am (UTC)
OOOOOOOOOOOH!!! Sounds like you have the Best Trainer Ever! Tell us trainer stories!
Aug. 12th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
I ache all the damn time.

Of course I'm working out almost every day now, too. So my guess is, at our age, it's normal. :)

Hope the mix I gave you has helped too! :)
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