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#6 cscboulder11

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

Are you just going into lifting right away? Not stretching will lead to soreness.

As for South Beach, I've known a few people who did and all were miserable with it.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

There are no "trendy diets" that will work as well as eating a balanced healthy diet. If you have specific concerns abut your personal nutition make an appointment with an RD and if possible with one who works with athletes. They should be able to tailor a program to you based on what you need to achieve your goals. The simple rule is eat less then you burn to lose weight.

As to the soreness... think what you are doing to your muscles when you lift or actually more so when you lower the weight. That eccentric movement will cause micro tears. There is really no real way to mitigate that other then to wait it out, though some like massage, yoga or low impact aerobic cooldowns. I would Invest in a personnal trainer for a few sessions to make sure you are using both the right weight and the right techniques.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:22 AM

Personally, I've been doing about 5-10mins of good streching following my workouts, it makes a huge difference in the amount of stiffness/soreness I feel the next couple days.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:03 AM

Does anyone know if drinking Alka- Seltzer after a workout will defeat lactic acid buildup or has that been debunked?

I agree with mike, lighter loads and easier workouts until you build a little resistance.

On a side note I ate a bull heart kabob tonight. Not bad at all.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:46 PM

I tried my roommate's Ab Circle last night. Yeah, that was a mistake.
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