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« on: December 24, 2016, 06:04:19 pm »

I hit the gym for the first time in a long time yesterday.  I must have pushed it too hard, or not stretched enough, because after sleeping on it, I can't fully extend my left arm.

I'm wondering how to help it recover more quickly.  Should I be trying to stretch it at all, or should I just let it rest for now?  How do I know when to start using it again?
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 10:42:23 pm »

I'm no doctor, but my opinion, REST!

And do see a physiotherapist for the recovery treatment, the sooner, the better.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 06:58:50 am »

Muscle pain after your go at the gym is normal, you'd be using all these muscles that you aren't used to using.

I find that foam rolling tends to help my recovery, as does ensuring I eat enough protein in my diet, drink lots of water and the main ingredient: plenty of sleep.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 05:18:18 am »

I've never tried foam rolling, but I will keep it in mind.

Concerning my arm, it took two full days before I could open it 180°, and another for the pain to go away when I did so, but it is back to normal now.  I've even done arm day again since then.  (Less ambitious, though. Tongue)
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 12:45:33 am »

u can start again with friend
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 06:26:10 pm »

Don't worry about it. When I first started working out, I literally could not bend my arms the next day, I had so much troubles taking notes at school that week Tongue
As soon as I recovered I went back to the gym, and I went hard and all out. I've never had that problem again because the body adjusts.
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