Thread: Dead legs after workout
06-28-2005, 05:05 PM #1
Dead legs after workout
Every single time I workout my legs I wind up not being able to use them the rest of the day. I cant even walk up stairs and if I bend my knee just a little I hit the groud like somebody shot me, and then I cant even get up unless there is something around to pull myself up with.
I figure that this is a good indication that my legs recieved a proper workout but its a pain.
Is it just lactic acid build up and does this happen to anyone else?
06-28-2005, 05:46 PM #2
what does ur routine look like?
06-28-2005, 05:50 PM #3
try stretching before and after alot, and the next day do some sort of cycling. that should alleviate some pain.
specially stretching, im talking about a good 5-10 min. after your workout, of some good stretching.
06-28-2005, 06:20 PM #4
Today I did 2 sets free squats 315 x 10 reps then one set of 225 x 10 ass to ground squats.
Leg press 2 sets of 450 x 6-8 reps
Leg extensions 2 sets of whatever the max on the machine is by 15 reps.
Leg curls 3 sets of whatever the max on the machine is by 10 reps.
One hour on that elipse machine.
Walked 5 miles round trip to the gym.
There isnt really that much pain at least while im sitting down. I should be close to 100% by tommorow. I do some stretching at the gym but when I say my legs are dead I mean there kaput no workie.
06-28-2005, 07:49 PM #5
Ya I worked out legs two days ago and my hamstrings are still gone. If I bend over I have to bend at the knee a lot, its hard work. Just stretch a whole lot after you workout, I didn't really stretch and now im dying.
06-28-2005, 08:09 PM #6
i would cut out the elipse and the walking. thats alot of work after a leg workout.
06-28-2005, 11:03 PM #7AR Hall of Fame
Originally Posted by Will_1
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After blasting the BIGGEST bodypart the human body has in doing an anaerobic workout, doing 1 hour of cardio THEN 5 MILES ON TOP OF THAT (aerobics) all after the leg workout, has got to be one of the most detramental things you can do for muscle growth.
Get your (__!__) out of the gym, eat your post-workout meals, and BEGIN RECOVERY.
Save the tour de france shit for another day.
06-29-2005, 02:08 PM #8Originally Posted by SwoleCat
Lol well I thought I shouldnt be doing aerobics right after my anerobic exercises.
Guess I will just have to go back later in the day. This stuff is getting to be a full time job. Gym dojo dojo dojo and now gym again.
06-29-2005, 02:14 PM #9
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06-29-2005, 11:00 PM #10
I used to have a lot of pain the next day, but since I started doing a little cardio <10 min treadmill> before jumping on squats it helped a lot, but I guess you should be warmed up after all that walking to the gym.
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