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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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    DOMS - Still Sore 5 Days Later

    I hit calves last Wednesday afternoon, and my left one is still very sore and tight. I can't remember the last time I've had DOMS longer than 2, maybe 3 days after a workout. Is this normal, or have I possibly pulled the muscle. It just seems like a long time to have DOMS.
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    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Getting un-streamlined Progress's Avatar
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    You may have strained the muscle considering one is hurting more than the other.

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    DOMS can be pretty severe and sometimes last a week. You certainly might have strained it too. Try doing some very light work and light stretching and follow that with some ice. Hopefully, you'll see major improvements by the next day.
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    Do you usually do calve work? I know if I don`t train a muscle frequently it tends to take longer to recover.
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    I pulled/strained (don't the difference, if there is one) my calves pretty bad after an intense workout. The only thing that worked for me was to support it with a tensor bandage. I kept it on for a couple of days and I also tried stretching it out in a hot shower.
    I tried using ice, but it just go so cramped up it hurt even more!

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    i would recommend ice and some light stretching, cuz it sounds like you strained it. usually if you don't have DOMS for more than a certain number of days and in your case one is hurting more than the other, it usually means that you did something to the muscle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress
    You may have strained the muscle considering one is hurting more than the other.
    I was thinking the same thing.

    I've been stretching it very lightly over the last few days and it seems to be helping. It's not nearly as sore today as it was yesterday. I should be fine.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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