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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    Need Recovery Advice...can't move!!!!

    The day after I squat I am worthless...everytime. I move from chair to chair and feel like I'm on tranquilizers.

    This also happens the day after a 3 hour session of martial arts training.

    If I don't work the day after any of these events I end up wasting the whole day sleeping or just lounging.

    Would like to know if anybody else out there experiences this same problem and what, if anything can be done to get my energy up during these days.

    I am 34, diet and sleep both good.

    Thanks ahead, Layton

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    Do you take creatine? After I started using creatine my recovery time has been cut drastically.
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    You may be undertraining, and I mean frequency by that. How often do you squat? You might want to consider increasing frequency.
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    Try creatine, drink LOTS of water, and make sure you stretch out before your workout. The water thing with me is a biggie... it's almost like the concept of drinking water after a night of drinking so you don't wake up the morning as sick... or in this case sore. Also look into a multivitamin if you don't already take one. It wont make a huge difference but it might aid a little.

    Sysopt also has a good point because if I don't lift using a mucle group for more than a week, I tend to be more sore than I otherwise would be.

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    Layton,

    A correllary to what Sysopt said is you could be overtraining. This is not really inconsistent with what he said, and it is consistent with your 3-hour martial art workout experience. I do martial arts, too and that's a long workout if you're really working at it. You just might be exhausting yourself.

    What's your history with strength training, specifically the squat? Waht's your normal routine? You want to go up gradually in weight as you progress. You definitely don't want to lift for more than an hour or a little longer each session and you don't want to squat more than twice a week, probably, esp. with the martial arts.

    If you're basically healthy, as you indicate, and don't have trouble and sleep well, I suspect you're driving yourself too hard. If you do a lot of leg work in your style, i.e. lots of low stance holding, lots of kicking drills, you really don't need to squat more than once a week, probably.

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    try eating more it might help some

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    I like the sore feeling, I guess I'm weird

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    Originally posted by dbx
    I like the sore feeling, I guess I'm weird
    You arn't weird because as I've always told people that there is no better feeling than being sore. Well, no better feeling than what is appropriate to mention. It's a feeling of pain, but pain that you know is a result of hard work, not to mention the improvements you are making to your health and appearance.

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