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    To lift or not lift. That is the question.

    Holy hell. Wbb1.1 day one killed my legs. I have the 1st leg day DOMS big time and I'm due to train legs again tomorrow. My question is should I train legs again tomorrow and go with a sub par day at the gym or should I would until my wheels can roll again? They aren't just a Tad sore. They hurt to touch and im walking like I have a dong in butt. (or how I would imagine someone with a dong in their butt would walk, cause I don't actually have one. To clarify.)

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    Wait if its only been 1 day since legs why are you doing them again. WBB1 was designed so you do each group once a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad263 View Post
    Wait if its only been 1 day since legs why are you doing them again. WBB1 was designed so you do each group once a week.
    WBB1.1... It's a different routine than wbb1.

    OP, I'd go lift anyway. Your body will adjust eventually. If you're still really sore tomorrow just squat light, don't hit it too hard.
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    Once you start lifting, you won't notice the soreness. But as soon as you're done you'll be sore as hell again, probably even more sore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    Once you start lifting, you won't notice the soreness. But as soon as you're done you'll be sore as hell again, probably even more sore.
    This man speaks the truth.

    But again, don't be a baby about it.. Suck it up and give your body time to adapt to the program.
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    for me , the leg pains were the worst at first when i just had started...my advice would be to rest until ur muscles have recovered enough to were u are comfortable in lifting again...
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    Lift anyway, but slash the volume on all exercises significantly. Massage the **** out of your quads afterwards. Wake up the next day pain-free.

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    forgot to mention it in my 1st post make sure u stretch good before and after ur workouts...helps alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDanny817 View Post
    forgot to mention it in my 1st post make sure u stretch good before and after ur workouts...helps alot
    Who told you to do that? You should never stretch before. Stretch after yes, before is bad it can lead to injury. If you are very sore before I would suggest jumping on a bike for 5 minutes before, I find it helps warm up the legs and makes them less sore at the same time.
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    Stretching before isn't bad as long as you warmup properly before hand. Cold stretching can be dangerous. Just make sure you get your blood going before you start your workout to try and flush out as much lactic acid as possible.
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    sorry about that, i guess i misread a couple of threads that ive read before... just looked it up and heres the link http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/evan6.htm

    very good thing to kno now tho instead of later on in life
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDanny817 View Post
    sorry about that, i guess i misread a couple of threads that ive read before... just looked it up and heres the link http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/evan6.htm

    very good thing to kno now tho instead of later on in life
    Dynamic warmups are best. There's nothing wrong with some static stretching before lifting as long as you warm up properly before stretching and warm up with weights properly before lifting heavy.

    All the good powerlifters that I've ever met stretch before lifting.
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    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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