I'm slowly getting back into weight lifting (age 39). I started about four months ago. After a hard leg workout I hurt for days, usually four or five. Mainly my quads, a little in the glutes. I do squats, leg presses, lunges, leg extensions, curls, and calf raises. I do all sets to failure.
Is it anything to worry about to be sore this long? Should I wait until the pain completely diminishes before doing a leg workout again?
DOMS-Delayed onset muscle sorness
don't worry about it, if you're up to it go for it.I've trained many times in the same situation.
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I did legs 3 days ago and my hamstrings have been killing me all day. Not sure if I'll be able to hit heavy deads today because of it, but won't know till I start getting warmed up and see how they feel. You can try some ETS from ALN as it helps alot with DOMS. Next time it goes on sale I'm going to order a bunch of it.
If you are hurting for 4 or 5 days, I'd say you are doing too much. It's not something to worry about, but IMHO you'd be better off splitting the workout into two sessions rather than one marathon session.
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"I do squats, leg presses, lunges, leg extensions, curls, and calf raises. I do all sets to failure."
May i ask how many sets/reps of those are you doing?
Supplement if you must.
It'll get better with time.
Check form and make sure your not mistaking injurty with soreness.
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Lol, when I do ATF squats, my hams and glutes alone hurt for 4 or 5 days. That's not doing too much, it's training with intensity. Although some others can train with intensity but never experience this pain for this long. Many experienced lifters (10+ yrs of exp.) I know at my gym still hurt for at least this time so it's nothing that I think will go away with time.Originally Posted by Sensei
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