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The Day 3 Nightmare
The Day 3 Nightmare
1 round of p90x
1/16/13 10:11 AM
Hello, Everybody!
I am currently at Day 3 (P90X) and my body hurts SO MUCH,.... As per the program schedule, today I should do SHOULDERS & ARMS, plus AB RIPPER X but I feel like I can barely walk or move my arms... What I should do instead (or should I take a break, as my body seems to be so madly shouting at me!)?

Any suggestions on how to survive this terrible long Day 3?

Thanks a lot & good luck!
Renata
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RE: The Day 3 Nightmare
1/16/13 10:17 AM as a reply to RenataPAKKA.
Hey Renata,

So I am not a professional or anything but I had the same problem as you last time I started P90X. I would be so sore after the workouts that I could barely get out of bed and down the stairs... much less do my next workout. I have a really good friend that is a professional body builder and I asked him what I could do so that I could be not so sore. He told me to take calcium and magnesium vitamins (CAL-MAG) and to get a can of 100% Glutamine Powder. So just wishing that i could walk and wash my hair without pain I went and bought all of them online at Walmart.com...

I am not even lying I have not been sore 1 day this go around. Then, my husband was complaining of being sore because he was doing p90x with me but not taking my supplements, and then I gave him the same stuff I am taking and he felt fine the next day! SO I think you should try it. Good luck! =)
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RE: The Day 3 Nightmare
1/16/13 10:29 AM as a reply to RenataPAKKA.
RenataPAKKA:
Hello, Everybody!
I am currently at Day 3 (P90X) and my body hurts SO MUCH,.... As per the program schedule, today I should do SHOULDERS & ARMS, plus AB RIPPER X but I feel like I can barely walk or move my arms... What I should do instead (or should I take a break, as my body seems to be so madly shouting at me!)?

Any suggestions on how to survive this terrible long Day 3?

Thanks a lot & good luck!
Renata


If you are that sore, DO take that extra day to recover. Perhaps work in the X Stretch video to work some of it out.

I drink a whey protein shake within an hour of completing my workout and that helps with soreness. Shakeology and Results & Recovery are products that have benefit in this regard when consumed shortly after a workout. I haven't personally tested it, but I'm told good old fashioned chocolate milk will help too.

Make sure you really go through the pre-post workout stretching.

I also will sometimes use Tiger Balm Liniment Oil to help soothe aching muscles.

Good luck! You can do it!
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RE: The Day 3 Nightmare
1/16/13 6:57 PM as a reply to RenataPAKKA.
The only thing I can think of other than just listening to your body and recovering is to make sure you are hydrating A LOT. More than you think you need. Your body might not be used to this type of workout (i dont know), but for a lot of people it takes those first couple of workouts before they realize they need to take care of their bodies before, during and after a workout. If you have anymore questions I would love to help you out. Good Luck

Corey
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RE: The Day 3 Nightmare
1/17/13 6:29 AM as a reply to CoreyRobbins.
Hello!

I had the same problem...but I was supposed to be on day four-yesterday....I hurt so bad I couldn't even move my arms. So I took the day off and resumed today. I'm on the P90x lean workout and if I have to take an extra day off will this really hinder progress?
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RE: The Day 3 Nightmare
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1/17/13 7:36 AM as a reply to CoachNorthman.
Hello, All!

Just a quick feedback on my P90X schedule so far... Despite the terrible soreness, I decided to stick to the program and keep pushing the play button. The first movements were really terrible but I could feel they were gradually improving while I repeat the mantra "it is bad, but it is good..."

By the end of the ARMS/SHOUDER session, I was feeling really fine (not that all the pain was completely gone, but I could do movements I could barely think of by the beginning of the day!). This was soo rewarding!

The AB RIPPER was a little harder than that (probably because it involved the same muscles worked on Day 1), but the feeling I got from the previous session gave me the strength to keep pushing play. I can say that in Day 3, it went from extremelly painful to extremelly surprised... Just keep pushing the play button.

Let's see how Day 4 goes... Thanks again for your messages, good luck & take care!

Cheers,

Renata
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RE: The Day 3 Nightmare
1/17/13 8:41 AM as a reply to RenataPAKKA.
Renata do not worry all this soreness will go away after the first 2 weeks. Little advise drink a lot of water, sleep well and take your recovery drink post-workout, this will help reduce the soreness.

Good Luck on your journey, i have added you as a buddy so i can follow you!
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