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Post-exercise muscle soreness

I’m a vigorous 72yo who enjoys pushing his limits via cycling, swimming, Pilates or weights. In the evenings on a day of a challenging 1 hr workout I will recline in my zero gravity chair to read but ...
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Does taking painkillers reduce muscle gain?

When I have muscle soreness after training, I generally take a light OTC painkiller/anti-inflammatory. To me, it just makes sense to not be in pain if you don't have to be. I have had friends tell me ...
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Newbie's question about eating and being sore

I am so surprised about my recent experiment. I was sick for about a half year (I had an ear infection and took a lot of antibiotics to eventually cure it using herbs and garlic, which doctors say is ...
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Training frequency in relation to recovery and soreness

Currently I am training on a 3-day full body workout split. It alternates between two workouts (A/B) with different focus, though every major muscle group is still trained in every workout. I train ...
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Tired after a few sets

Ive noticed recentky that i my muscles get pretty fatiqued after some few sets of working out. For example since i train with high intensity and a 5x5 programm i do all my sets to failure. So lets say ...
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What is waste product of muscle synthesis, creating unquenchable thirst?

I know there's an assumption in the question but here's the situation. I'm on a lifting program I really enjoy, based on 3x/week compound barbell movements with progressive overload. I know you have ...
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Body building is sore, slow, and needs rest, but the heart doesn't. Why?

I have a question about heart muscle rebuild after high intensity cardio. I wonder if it is a proper question in this forum. If you think not, please kindly tell me where it should be. Building muscle ...
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How to prevent tiring forearms when doing bicep curls

I'm trying to focus more on building my biceps (biceps brachii) on specific days (I'm not doing it every day; I work on different muscle groups or just rest on other days). However, I noticed that ...
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DOMS and other Side Effects from Bicycling

Am I right that Bicycling causes less DOMS, soreness and similar negative side-effects than other forms of cardio exercise? (For similar cardio results). What are the main negative side effects of ...
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What kind of cardio training gives the least soreness?

What kind of cardio training (biking, running etc) gives least Soreness, DOMS and similar problems? (Related to results and time spent). I am mostly interested in Gym individual training, home ...
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What is causing my muscles to itch? [closed]

For as long as I can remember, I've had an intermittent sensation in some of my back muscles I can only describe as itching. As I write this my left shoulder blade is itching. That is a very common ...
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Issues With Lowerbody Muscle Recovery

I've been trying to follow 4 day split as described here: https://www.aworkoutroutine.com/the-muscle-building-workout-routine/ The the upper body workouts are no problem. I might be a little bit sore ...
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Muscles activated when you are running on the street compared with treadmill

Does anyone know which muscles are activated when you are running on the street compared with running on the treadmill? I'm wondering if there is any scientific study.
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Is Muscle soreness right after exercise possible?

I have heard that muscle soreness happens after 24-72 hours after exercise, however most of the time after exercise immediately my muscles get sore, is this considered as muscle soreness or something ...
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How to prevent or mitigate DOMS [duplicate]

So I realize that DOMS isn't really bad. It comes from working your muscles in a different way. But assuming I'll be doing the same workout either way, is there a way I can prevent sore muscles? I'...
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Why do muscles get sore after workouts?

Why do muscles get sore after working them hard? I notice this especially when I just start working out after not working out for a while.
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Why after only one week of not working out my body gets so sore?

Two weeks ago I got sick and could not workout at all for a whole week. After the week I felt that I really needed to do a workout, I took it easy and started by doing yoga. A day after doing yoga I ...
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How to stop feeling so uncomfortable after working out?

I am fit and used to exercise a lot until I stopped a year ago. I decided to resume physical activities recently, but I noticed that it makes me feel much worse than before. I tried Brazilian Jiu-...
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Does massaging the muscle help relieve delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)?

After exercising, I begin to feel pain within my muscles which I've concluded as DOMS, so I wondered if I can massage the pain away. At some point I realised that the muscles just have to recover. But ...
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Is it possible/useful to create core soreness?

I workout my core and my abs everyday for a year now and, even on heavy workout days I have never experienced core soreness. To be complete, I have felt abs soreness for a couple of minutes, but ...
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How Can I remove my muscle weakness? Please advise

I’m new to this site and was wondering if someone could advise After exercise (running) I’ve been left with a lot of weakness in my calf muscles (making it difficult to walk) and arm muscles ( so ...
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How to avoid overworking lower back?

How can I avoid overworking lower back? Everything I do hits lower back in some way... squats, deadlifts, rows. How can everyone do all these exercises that work the lower back, every one of them ...
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When to Stretch and Foam Roll

Should I stretch or foam roll after the workout or only when I feel soreness in my muscles. Plz help
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Should I deload? When should I deload? And, how should I deload?

Disclaimer: I would appreciate an answer from someone who actually has experience with this practice and not someone who has just read what a "deload" is on the Internet. I recently read up on DOMS ...
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Working Biceps and Triceps the next day after Chest and Back

Majority of the people don't recommend working out biceps and triceps the day after chest and back, the primary reason being that your biceps and triceps get a little bit of burn during the chest and ...
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Hex Bar Deadlift: Should my upper back be sore?

Not sure how I can elaborate on the title - thanks for input.
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Why do I develop leg muscle pain 3x faster when cycling only SOME days?

I'm trying to pinpoint why on some days I can cycle on the same stationary bike, with the same settings (saddle @ "E", handlebars height at "7"), for 20 minutes, while other days I can only cycle for ...
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Benefit of repeat hypertrophy

I am able to do dumb bell curl with 25 pound but if I don't do exercise for 3 weeks, i am still able to curl 25 pound but now with pain afterwards, i am assuming hypertrophy, This repeat hypertrophy y ...
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Pain Point in Bicep curl [closed]

I am doing bicep curls standard nothing special, But I don't feel muscle soreness in middle of biceps, i fell it near lower end of it, near elbow one. is it normal or am I doing curls wrong?
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Sore soleus (but not gastrocnemius) [closed]

I've been gradually coming back from ITBS over 18 months and am nearly back to my previous mileage (15/week) but over shorter runs. Recently I've being doing some longer runs up to half-marathon ...
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Biceps brachialis sorness but not brachii

I do push/pull days MWF, my pull days consisting of 9 sets of 4-8 reps compound back movements, and then 6-9 sets of 4-8 reps on bicep isolation. I do different arm positions for biceps (incline ...
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Soreness each time I do exercises

I am a female, I started doing exercises 3 monthes ago plus I managed my diet to become healthy. My aim is to have a healthy body with some muscles to stay fit. My problem is that, each time I do ...
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Timing of muscle soreness - what does it tell you?

I am currently trying to learn more about the signals my body is giving. One question I stumbled upon recently is the following: Is there any information to be gained from muscle soreness at ...
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Quadriceps pain after hip bridges excercise

I have been doing hip bridges for the last two weeks (I exercise three times a week). I am not aiming to get a muscular body; I am just training to improve my body shape (I am not that fat). The ...
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Tense neck muscles [closed]

Background: I work as a programmer, so I probably have a few posture related issues. I try to sit back as much as possible and relax shoulders and head, which has helped in getting rid of most of my ...
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Is the presence of delayed onset muscle soreness related to one's pain tolerance?

I'd like to know if there is a connection between delayed onset muscle soreness and pain tolerance. I have always had a high tolerance for pain and have never experienced a lower tolerance for pain ...
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Why do I never have muscle soreness at my back?

I workout hard at the gym I'm training for like 6 months now and I am wondering why do I never have muscle soreness at my back, I workout very hard, after every training my arms, chest, feet every ...
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Why soreness happened as late as 30 hours after excerising? [duplicate]

Two days ago at the evening (30 h ago) I did interval excercise after a month of inactivity (except for everyday biking to and back from work). Yesterday I felt little soreness and did nothing more ...
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Neck problems, are massages the best answer?

I'm in my mid-30s now, and much of work is done in front of a computer - all day and night. Gone are the days in which I play basketball, run track, and hit the weight room 5 or 6 days a week. I now ...
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When to take Epsom salt baths / use Magnesium oil?

During what period of time after a training session is it optimal to take an Epsom salt bath or use magnesium oil, when you expect DOMS/muscle soreness?
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What muscle am I stretching when I pull my chin back and tilt my head to the side

For a long time I've suffered from back pain, neck pain and pain around the eye--all on the right side. Just recently I found out that I can make the facial pain immediately disappear (during the ...
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Legs sore after starting treadmill. Should I continue or wait? [duplicate]

Today is Wednesday, and last Saturday I started using a treadmill (I'm 5'11' and weigh about 210 lb). Since I'm just starting out, I know my body needs to get used to it. After jogging for 30 minutes ...
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Is lack of soreness adequate to determine whether it's time to train again?

I have seen a lot of questions here regarding training while sore. Most of the answers seem to agree that it is okay to train while you are sore. However, none of them address the core of the issue: ...
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Should I continue other exercises while dealing with sore hamstrings?

I overdid my Single-leg Romanian Deadlifts this weekend. I was in a hurry and wasn't performing the exercise with proper control, which has led to me overstretching them a bit. I'm back to the point ...
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Why are my legs still sore/untested? [duplicate]

Last night I did a bunch of calisthenic squats and now that it's the morning, my legs still feel like the way they felt right after the workout, weak and wobbly
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Thighs and calfs never sore after the workout [duplicate]

When I go to the gym for e.g. a hard chest workout, the next day or two I can feel my chest be a little sore while it tries to recover. But I never get this feeling with my thighs and calfs although ...
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How far can you go with eccentric body exercises?

Oops! This got longer than what I have intended, so please bear with me! Let me start off by saying that it's the first time I see a website about fitness where I can hope of receiving empirical ...
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What is a muscle knot?

After starting lifting, or perhaps it was from bad posture at my desk job, I got what I think is a muscle knot and I'd like to know more about them. What causes muscle knots? On both a higher level ...
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Is soreness after every single work out good? Or is that a sign of too much strain?

I have been working out moderately for 1 years now, and the last year I have been training to develop more strength (~85-90 max weight, 5-3 reps range) but seem to hit a plateau where I experience ...
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Shoulder feels sore/strained after 10 sets of 10 on Bench Press?

So I went to the gym today, I got on the bench and did 10 sets of 10 reps, using medium weight, took about 30 minutes to complete, only thing I did other than biking and a few chin ups, and now my ...
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