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Old 04-02-2010, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Muscle fatigue

Ok, So I've been looking over the forums and can't seem to find what I'm looking for, I have seen a few things though and I will point them out in this post.

Ok, I've been lifting weights for about a year now, sometimes twice a day, 6 days a week.

So, I'm not exactly new to working out.

This past wednesday, I wen't to my first ever class at a local MMA gym by my house and I loved it.

But, my body doesn't love it. I was totally blown out of the water by how my body responded pain wise to the 2 hours of intense MMA workouts. I knew I would hurt a little bit, but it's been 48 hours now and I feel like a 90 year old man and I'm only 24.

I'm somewhat out of shape (6'2'', 245lbs, about 24-26% body fat), I mean I haven't done anything this intense since high school.

Anyone have any tips on how to alleviate this muscle fatigue/pain?

I did some searching here and creatine came up a lot, but I don't know anything about it. Would that help speed up the muscle fatigue recovery process?

I know that with time, after training, the pain will go away faster and faster (in general), but that'll be a while.

I tried contrasting showers too, from hot to cold and that helped somewhat but it was just a temporary fix.

Help, I'm walking like a old man, hahaha!
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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To fight the pain its too late now, unless you want to get something like tiger balm or even aleeve. Creatine will only help if you start taking it every day for a few days before you start anything. Grab some glutamine powder and take 5g every night, and/or 5g creatine if you want to to do that. It mostly just sounds like you overworked yourself... it will prob hurt the 2nd and maybe 3rd time, but 4th time it should just wear you out. for the record I thought this was going to be a "I lift tons of weight, why is this so hard?" type of thread haha

P.S. It is also my personal belief that you should get your diet and nutrition 100% solid before relying on any supplements. But thats just internet opinion
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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To fight the pain its too late now, unless you want to get something like tiger balm or even aleeve. Creatine will only help if you start taking it every day for a few days before you start anything. Grab some glutamine powder and take 5g every night, and/or 5g creatine if you want to to do that. It mostly just sounds like you overworked yourself... it will prob hurt the 2nd and maybe 3rd time, but 4th time it should just wear you out. for the record I thought this was going to be a "I lift tons of weight, why is this so hard?" type of thread haha

P.S. It is also my personal belief that you should get your diet and nutrition 100% solid before relying on any supplements. But thats just internet opinion
Awesome, thank you. I feel a lot better then yesterday, haha.

My coach called me and asked why I wasn't in, said I was in pain and that's what he was thinking. He just said I need to stretch before I leave the gym, he said he'd do it with me on monday when I go in next, drink lots of water and get good rest. I would go in today, but I'm stuck here at work.

My diet and nutrition is constant and has been for about 6 months now, that was the hardest part so far, but I got it down now. I eat right and drink about a gallon of water a day, maybe a bit more on average. The only supplements I take is a daily vitamin and fish oils (the good ones). So I'll ask my coach about that stuff on monday.

Thanks for the tips!

And yeah, I knew this would be different then heavy lifting, I just didn't know it would be so drastic of a change. I had thought my body was in decent shape, I mean I have great cardio and stamina for a larger guy, always have. Never smoked anything or done any drugs other then pain killers when I snapped my arm (humerus) while arm wrestling in december, HAHA! But I've been off that stuff for about 3 weeks now.

Required 5 hours of surgery, 1 titanium plate and 13 titanium screws. Just got out of physical therapy about 2 weeks ago, and my arm feels fantastic other then a little loss in range of motion. I even got dropped on it a few times and there isn't any pain.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome, thank you. I feel a lot better then yesterday, haha.

My coach called me and asked why I wasn't in, said I was in pain and that's what he was thinking. He just said I need to stretch before I leave the gym, he said he'd do it with me on monday when I go in next, drink lots of water and get good rest. I would go in today, but I'm stuck here at work.

My diet and nutrition is constant and has been for about 6 months now, that was the hardest part so far, but I got it down now. I eat right and drink about a gallon of water a day, maybe a bit more on average. The only supplements I take is a daily vitamin and fish oils (the good ones). So I'll ask my coach about that stuff on monday.

Thanks for the tips!

And yeah, I knew this would be different then heavy lifting, I just didn't know it would be so drastic of a change. I had thought my body was in decent shape, I mean I have great cardio and stamina for a larger guy, always have. Never smoked anything or done any drugs other then pain killers when I snapped my arm (humerus) while arm wrestling in december, HAHA! But I've been off that stuff for about 3 weeks now.

Required 5 hours of surgery, 1 titanium plate and 13 titanium screws. Just got out of physical therapy about 2 weeks ago, and my arm feels fantastic other then a little loss in range of motion. I even got dropped on it a few times and there isn't any pain.
Awesome about the arm healing up! Injuries suck. Yeah I wasnt sure where you were coming from or your range of knowledge so i just threw it all out there, not trying to be a smart ass.

At least try to get a bare minimum of 10 minutes of warmup and 10-15 of stretching afterwards. Or if you have time, try to do warmup, stretch, work, cool down, stretch more. I still get sore all the time though but never "pain" unless i try something totally new. you can start doing some intense cardio on off days, try to just start with 3 or 4 mins at a time, it will help more than it feels like. Something like burpees with jumps at the end, sprints carrying a heavy bag, or pushing something heavy(car?). You can try something like my workout drill too:
http://www.mmaforum.com/1036608-post1.html
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice, I'll try it out

At the gym, sometimes I would do a single pull up, drop to the ground and do one push up with a wide stance, then jump back up and do a pull up, then just repeat it.

That kills me, I'll try your drill and see how I do.
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