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Offline Katou

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Soreness after Hiit and when to start training again...
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:49:40 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I've started doing HIIT in the field while my son is having his soccer practice, I thought that I should make good use of that down time :)

So I've done the following:

30 second intense doing as much rep as I possibly can and then 30 seconds of rest after a 5 minutes jog for warmup.

- Push ups
- rest
- Squats
- rest
- Push ups
- rest
- walking lunges
- rest
- Push ups
- rest
- Jumping jacks
- rest

Repeat the sequence for 15 minutes... I had shaky legs and arms after that, I know I am not in great shape but making progress, considering that I wasn't able to do a real push up 2 months ago :)

I've done it on Monday we are now Wednesday and the pain in my shoulders, chest and core is worse today than yesterday, is that normal?

I had a day of rest yesterday; should I do it again today even if the soreness is still there or should I wait until the soreness is gone so I don't elevate the cortisol levels?

Need your advice please ;)

Thanks a lot!

Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Soreness after Hiit and when to start training again...
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 10:27:44 AM »
Personally I would wait until the soreness is gone.

If the soreness is just an upper body thing, you could still do the squats and jumping jacks, which are probably better at working the cardiovascular system hard, anyway.


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Re: Soreness after Hiit and when to start training again...
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 11:02:20 AM »
Thank you Warren Dew,

I think I will do the squats and jumping jacks because I don't like being too long without training :)

K

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Re: Soreness after Hiit and when to start training again...
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 12:25:51 PM »
Do resistance training one day, then run sprints the next. Doing this will increase blood flow in all muscles, and as a result decrease muscle soreness.  Also stretch/massage your muscles after training.
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Re: Soreness after Hiit and when to start training again...
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 10:08:38 AM »
Sometimes I find another resistance workout helps with the soreness. Maybe something a little less intense. You could also try going for a light run/walk. Do a minute on minute off for 20 minutes or so to get a sweat going and loosen up the muscles a bit.   


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Re: Soreness after Hiit and when to start training again...
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 06:44:06 PM »
Thank you very much everyone...

What I am doing right now is a big mix of everything, I do not have a fixed training schedule.

Most days I'll train with my WII active2 and free weights at home once the kids are in bed, or I'll do a HIIT during soccer practice. Some days I go for a jog/walk on my lunch hour.

I wish I was able to afford the Gym membership and babysitter everyday but this is not the case so I do my best with what I have...

This must be ok as I have lost 40 pounds since mid march and I must say that I am very happy with the results I am getting but would like to see more muscles :)

Need to be patient and buy more free weight for my home training ;)