Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Firefly, Apr 7, 2016.
Been making it to the gym before work and it has been an incredible way to start my day.
I love how I feel after a morning workout but I crash so early on days that I do it. My favorite part of working out in the morning is I find it much easier to get into a routine. It's so much easier to bail on the gym after a long day at work or if plans pop up in the evening.
Yeah I have to do it in the morning because I know that's the only way I will be consistent. There are days after work where I can even fathom doing any kind of activity.
So far when I crash it's at like 9:30 at night but i'm also not completely killing myself at the gym yet. 30 mins of cardio and like 25 mins of lifting, i'm just going to see what it organically evolves to.
Been pretty demoralized the past week or so.
About 3 months ago while running, I felt a POP in my right calf, im sure some of you know that feeling. Something in my calf strained and it felt terrible. So I stopped running for a while. A few weeks later I reaggravated it just from walking, which really irked me.
About a month ago, I was walking and the same thing happened to my LEFT calf, and now it happened again this week. I'm gonna go see a doctor hopefully Friday as I just got new health insurance so it's not an issue. Has anyone had experience with this? I guess my calves just aren't used to my heavier weight? It's really bothering me for the main fact that it was my right calf and now it's my left one. I did go about 18 months without much exercise but I have been exercising pretty regularly the past few months. Not sure if anyone can help but maybe someone could help identify what it may be.
It sucks because I'm afraid to even walk a certain way right now, and when it felt okay I would try to go on the treadmill and I was so in my head I was afraid of every step I took while jogging.
Are you doing enough stretching before and after? Although, I think you are doing the right thing seeing a doctor and maybe a referral to an orthopedist or physical therapist.
I stretched a good amount the past few weeks, I hadn't beforehand a few months ago but I would warm up plenty which I know now doesnt replace stretching
Phew only took about a week and a half off from lifting cause I was sick and the workouts are kicking my ass. Crazy how its not that significant amount of time but damn. Sore all over.
Your body definitely has a way of making you pay for not working out on a daily basis. Even if it’s mild.
So I don’t know what happened but about a month ago I seem to have lost my strength and stamina. Like I can’t lift as much as I was just the week prior to that. And I get tired more easily doing cardio that I was having no issue with prior. I don’t know what changed, didn’t take any time off or anything. Just from one day to the next it was like I couldn’t do it anymore. I still go every day but I’m struggling with the workouts
1) I would take some time off, say a week, to let your body recover a bit. There is such a thing as overworking yourself and not taking a break can lead to what you are describing.
2) did your diet change recently?
As far as diet goes, no not really. But I never ate well to begin with. My diet has always been trash. I see what you’re saying about a break. I’m just scared it will get even worse with a break
I don't think it will. Rest and recovery is just as important as the activity. Up your protein intake in general and eat some carbs before working out. If a week long break won't work for you, do your workouts at 50% for a week, and consider putting a day or two break in-between.
This sort of thing happens to everyone, so don't stress too much over it.
Sure thing. Hope it helps!
I did an intro rock climbing class at an indoor rock gym yesterday. I did Top Rope & next week I’m gonna try the intro Bouldering class. No idea if I’ll like it or stick with it. Anyone have any experience with either as a form of work out?
Seems like it'd be a great full body workout as long as you're actually climbing the majority of the time and pushing yourself.
I got slightly into climbing for a bit. My wife bought me a 10 climb pass, so I'd go once a week and do the auto-belay. It is definitely a workout and utilizes a lot of muscles. It's easy to burn out quick if you don't use proper form.
Unfortunately I fractured my hand and foot in a separate activity and then the gym I used closed. I went again last year to a new spot, but found that I was now very afraid of heights. Haha. I still think about trying again, and I'm wondering if bouldering is a better option since it's not as high.
My new apartment building has a basic hotel type gym. Very excited to be running and lifting weights on my off days from martial arts stuff.