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Staying on Schedule?
Staying on Schedule?
11/10/12 7:50 AM
I need some major help on staying on schedule with Insanity. I've had it for some time and I absolutely love this style of workout, however, I did the plyometric cardio circuit a couple days ago and I've been so sore I couldn't stay on schedule. I'm having a hard time figuring out what I'm supposed to do when I'm so sore I can't do another workout the following day and what kinds of workouts are best to help relieve the soreness. I work in a hospital lab so I try to make sure I take the stairs and that does seem to help but I seem counterproductive when I have to take a couple days off for my muscles to not be so sore.....
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RE: Staying on Schedule?
11/10/12 8:08 AM as a reply to ebivey.
I know it's hard but you have to push through. You'll get through the soreness quicker if you do. Try a good recovery drin and that will help. In general the soreness will subside after about a week, give or take. Just do YOUR best, take breaks when you need yo, modify any moves you have to and keep pushing play. If you don't feel you're getting a good enough stretch, exyend that portion of the disc.
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RE: Staying on Schedule?
11/10/12 9:23 AM as a reply to ebivey.
Soreness is good, as it means we are breaking the muscle down to grow it.

I would highly recommend Epson Salt baths......these will really help with soreness! Also, get a combo of protein/carbs in your system within 30 minutes post workout. This will help speed up recovery and reduce soreness. Post workout drink is good, but you can sub natural foods as well.

Continue to workout and stay on schedule..soreness will subside and not be a big factor after 2 weeks.

Make sure you are hydrated.....plyometric workouts are very taxing on the Nervous System. Hydration will speed up recovery

Hope this helps!

In Health,

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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RE: Staying on Schedule?
11/10/12 9:06 PM as a reply to ebivey.
Thanks to you both for replying I pushed through my workout today and I must say I felt so accomplished afterwards....even if I had to make myself use the stairs at work tonight haha. I have some of those salts already so I'll definitely try that do you just use them in bath water and soak in it for a bit? I've been really trying to up my water intake I stay away from soda and generally only have a cup of coffee in the morning and the rest is either straight water or has some miyo which I try to use sparingly. I know protein helps muscles recover but I'm not sure what a good amount would be since I'm not sure the difference between men and women and how much I should have. I try to keep a healthy eating lifestyle with mainly whole foods but is there anything particular I should make sure to eat while doing these intense workouts?
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RE: Staying on Schedule?
11/10/12 9:58 PM as a reply to ebivey.
First of all I work in a hospital lab as well, so I know EXACTLY how you feel!!! I did plyo the other day and was dying at work. I'm sure everyone was laughing at my walking funny. The craziest thing is that this is my second round of Insanity, so I was surprised that I was even sore to begin with. Anywho, after that, I actually subbed a few of the workouts. I did max plyo, had a rest day, then did max interval circuit, then max cardio minus the abs, then did plyo again. I seem to be over the hump. I think you are allowed to move the workouts around as long as you don't do the same one twice in a row. There are just some days I am supposed to do plyo and I detest it, so I just switch it up and do it the next day. As you know, it depends on how crazy the work day was!

I am not sure if you are currently using Shakeology, but I use that as well. It tends to give me the energy I need with out having to consume too much coffee or those terrible energy drinks. Also after a workout I drink the gatorade protein recovery drinks (they come in chocolate or vanilla). They have 20 grams of protein in them, and I truly believe they help me recover quicker. I know TBB sells a recovery drink as well, but I was not a huge fan of the flavor. I tend to be a bit of a chocaholic so between the shakeology and the protein drink, I get my fix for the day
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RE: Staying on Schedule?
11/11/12 1:55 PM as a reply to ebivey.
Yes, it should say on the bag. Just ad to water and soak.

Amount of protein depends. With out getting to detailed, having a post workout protein shake or bar would help. The recovery drink is good. I drink shakeology, so sometimes I will use that with 1/2 banana and peanut butter or just have a balance meal.....Salad with some tuna or chicken and some veggies. I eat every 3 hours, so I plan my workouts in between the times I eat.

Kind of hard to go into detail unless I have a better idea of your current nutrition plan. If you would like more specifics, feel free to message me.

Jeff
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RE: Staying on Schedule?
11/11/12 4:42 PM as a reply to Everett9239.
Everett9239:
First of all I work in a hospital lab as well, so I know EXACTLY how you feel!!! I did plyo the other day and was dying at work. I'm sure everyone was laughing at my walking funny. The craziest thing is that this is my second round of Insanity, so I was surprised that I was even sore to begin with. Anywho, after that, I actually subbed a few of the workouts. I did max plyo, had a rest day, then did max interval circuit, then max cardio minus the abs, then did plyo again. I seem to be over the hump. I think you are allowed to move the workouts around as long as you don't do the same one twice in a row. There are just some days I am supposed to do plyo and I detest it, so I just switch it up and do it the next day. As you know, it depends on how crazy the work day was!

I am not sure if you are currently using Shakeology, but I use that as well. It tends to give me the energy I need with out having to consume too much coffee or those terrible energy drinks. Also after a workout I drink the gatorade protein recovery drinks (they come in chocolate or vanilla). They have 20 grams of protein in them, and I truly believe they help me recover quicker. I know TBB sells a recovery drink as well, but I was not a huge fan of the flavor. I tend to be a bit of a chocaholic so between the shakeology and the protein drink, I get my fix for the day


Plyo is my favorite of all the workouts!!
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RE: Staying on Schedule?
11/12/12 11:58 AM as a reply to bmc100.
Ugh that's the WORST for me!! My personal favorite is Max Interval Training.
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