The Day After Leg Training, I'm Fine, But The Second Day I Can Hardly Get Out Of Bed! Why Is That?

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The day after leg training, I'm fine, but the second day I can hardly get out of bed! All other muscle groups gets sore the day after and goes away in a 2-3 days while the legs are stiff and hurts for several days. Why is that?

It sounds like DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. I wish I could tell you a magic trick to get rid of it, but it's a little bit of a mystery. There are different theories, but to my knowledge there's nothing conclusive yet. What you can do to ease your symptoms is to follow these simple steps: 1. Stretch thoroughly, during warm-up, between sets, and especially AFTER your workout. As your legs starts feeling all swollen and pumped, consciously try to stretch the muscles so that your get fresh blood in there. 2. Eat properly. This may sound strange, but as your body need materials to rebuild itself, you're part of the problem if you don't feed it the nutrients it need. Make sure to get some 100 grams of fast carbs (sugar) and a protein shake shortly after the workout. 3. When the soreness hits you, try gentle massage and stretching. As always, getting fresh blood into the muscles will help you recover faster.

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