Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Taking up lifting again

  1. #1
    Wannabebig New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Taking up lifting again


    I just recently took up lifting again after stopping for about 15 years- I gave it up after college due to jobs, family, and other things that took up a lot of time.

    Anyhow, I have a bit of a concern, I know my muscles aren't going to heal as fast as they did when I was 20, I'm pretty sore all over from working different muscle groups over the last few days, but my right arm is my biggest concern. I worked on preacher curls the other night, and now my right arm is so sore that I cannot straigten it on its own, I have to brace the hand against something solid and actually stretch it straight. Once its straightened, I can use it ok until it stiffens up again a few minutes later. My left arm is nearly as sore, but I can straighten that one without stretching.
    Did I wreck something, or is this just teething pains of starting a weight program?

    At any rate I'll stick around here as it looks like an interesting site and I have a lot to learn and relearn.

    -Brian M.

  2. #2
    Senior Member brihead301's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    That exact thing happens to me everytime I stop lifting for a while then start back up. You're just REALLY sore. Don't worry about it. You're body's like "What the F*** did this guy just do to me?????", since you haven't lifted in so long. In about 2 weeks you won't be getting that sore anymore.
    Last edited by brihead301; 12-12-2007 at 12:04 PM.

  3. #3
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    ^exact same thing happens to me when I haven't lifted for a while, as well. I think it is the tendons on the underside of the arm that aren't used to the strain, so they tighten up and make it difficult to extend the arm. Take a few days off from doing curls, stretch a lot, and I guarantee after your next arm workout you will feel great.

Similar Threads

  1. Taking a shot before lifting?
    By time2grown06 in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 06-09-2006, 05:18 AM
  2. Sick, not taking creatine
    By Hazerboy in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-10-2006, 09:35 AM
  3. taking a week off of lifting. should i still gain 1 lb?
    By PoutineEh in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2006, 07:42 PM
  4. Don't Be So Concerned About What You're Lifting
    By -TIM- in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 163
    Last Post: 09-10-2004, 08:00 PM
  5. Olympic Lifting Article
    By FortifiedIron in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-05-2003, 04:49 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts