FLrunner Posted February 28, 2017 Share Posted February 28, 2017 Is anyone else suffering from extreme muscle soreness after exercise? I am on Day 27 and have had muscle soreness my entire W30. I haven't changed my exercise routine, other than doing less or lowering intensity. I run 25-35 miles, bike 75-125 miles, swim twice and do 2- 30 min strength sessions per week. I really struggled the first two weeks but I tweaked the pre and post workout snacks and that really helped get me through my workouts. Last week, I had such severe muscle soreness I took two days off bc I could barely walk after 1 strength session and we didn't even do legs! I rarely got sore pre W30. In general, I'm feeling great so I would love to figure this out. My sample food: preworkout: coffee with compliant coconut milk, chicken breast and avocado or bite of almond butter. Postworkout: chicken breast and sweet potato cubes. I exercise in the morning so my postsnack is usually close to breakfast. Breakfast: More protein, apple and almond butter. 2nd cup of coffee Lunch: Large salad with variety of greens (spinach, kale, arugula), roasted veggies, carrots, fruit, avocado, nuts or olives, various proteins, generous compliant dressing Dinner: Protein, starchy veg (potato, squash, etc) lots of other vegetables Snack: If I have one it's usually fruit- banana, clementine or mixed bowl I eat a variety of foods so as to get a variety of vitamins and minerals. I have never taken vitamins or supplements. I've cooked many of the recipes in the book and love them. My diet didn't change much with W30, just cleaned it up a bit, although I did consume dairy and gluten regularly. I'm not eating eggs due to a possible sensitivity. I've never consumed a ton of water but I'm drinking more now than before W30, prob 64-84 oz per day. I'm not a huge sweater. Do our bodies need more water to break down fat for energy? I've wondered if my issue is not enough water. A running friend suggested more salt. I generally don't get cramped during exercise, it's post workout soreness, especially from strength training. Any advice or insight is appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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