The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Taking up lifting again

    Hello.

    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.

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    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.

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    ^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.

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