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    For my entire adult life, I've had an extraordinarily long recovery time between workouts. I'm sore for upwards of 4-5 days after I do a 20 minute LHT session. Even a short recovery time for me is 3 days of pain. This includes weights or bodyweight only sessions, and occasionally it takes that long for my legs to stop being sore after I sprint. Stretching before/ after/ both/ during recovery doesn't help.
    Is there anything I can do to make my recovery time shorter? This is ridiculous. I'd like to get in more than 2 workouts a week, if that.
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    Once I dialed in my minerals, I noticed that I recover much faster--in fact, I noticed that I haven't been sore the day after my workout, like I used to.

    FWIW, I only do one intense LHT workout per week--a BBS-style PB Fitness workout. One sprint session and the rest is moving slowly (1-2 hours/day of walking/hiking).

    I also tweaked my quads at my dance session on Sunday & I didn't even notice it the next day, even though I was limping slightly right after the session.
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    • #3
      I also take a while to be not-sore after lifting. My hamstrings are still sore today (Thursday) from my Monday workout.

      ChocoTaco reports greatly diminished soreness from taking whey immediately post-workout. Maybe this would help you. He discussed it today here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34916-2.html

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
        Once I dialed in my minerals, I noticed that I recover much faster--in fact, I noticed that I haven't been sore the day after my workout, like I used to.

        FWIW, I only do one intense LHT workout per week--a BBS-style PB Fitness workout. One sprint session and the rest is moving slowly (1-2 hours/day of walking/hiking).

        I also tweaked my quads at my dance session on Sunday & I didn't even notice it the next day, even though I was limping slightly right after the session.
        I do know my sodium/ potassium levels are out of whack (too much potassium, not enough sodium most days); and that my calcium/ magnesium levels need tweaking (I take in more magnesium than my body has calcium for.) I'll look into that.

        Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
        I also take a while to be not-sore after lifting. My hamstrings are still sore today (Thursday) from my Monday workout.

        ChocoTaco reports greatly diminished soreness from taking whey immediately post-workout. Maybe this would help you. He discussed it today here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread34916-2.html
        Hmm... I have some laying around from pre-PB, I wonder it's still any good or if it would be too dairy like for my body. I may look into that, too.
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        • #5
          How about adding a daily training regimen where you do some sets of basic bodyweight movements in the morning and in the evening? For example, you could do 20 squats, 10 push-ups and 5 pull-ups, assuming that you could to that relatively easily. This might prevent your body from perceiving the actual training sessions as isolated bursts of activity.
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