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Calf Pain
Calf Pain
8/4/09 5:29 PM
I'm in week 2 of Insanity and it is pretty awesome. There is one problem, my calves are killing me. Certain exercises in particular really hurt so I'm forced to just jog through. I'm doing some extra stretching during and after but nothing. Any advice aside from just gutting it out?
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RE: Calf Pain
8/5/09 1:08 AM as a reply to mfcamp.
I pulled my calf muscle early on. The warm up is very hard on the calves. I rested, let it heal, bought better shoes (with good forefoot support), and have been doing the workouts either on a wood floor, a rubber floor (playground) or on a thick plyo mat. I also warm up before the warm up. For a while, when the calf was healing, I made up my own warm up in place of the Insanity warm up.

Good luck,

KD
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RE: Calf Pain
3/1/11 7:43 PM as a reply to mfcamp.
If you think it's torn you should probably let them rest. If it's just lactic acid use some heat and motrin, and drink tons of water.
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RE: Calf Pain
3/1/11 8:26 PM as a reply to mfcamp.
I just started the workout too and have the same problem! My calves are killing me!
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RE: Calf Pain
3/1/11 9:01 PM as a reply to mfcamp.
I could barely walk for a week after I started and on somedays it is like I just started again....granted I am only 10 days in...asprin and rest and recovery from GNC helped!
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RE: Calf Pain
4/5/11 8:22 AM as a reply to mfcamp.
I'm in the same boat. I've seen my body fat % go down in the first week alone, but I feel like I'm on the verge of a serious calf injury. There doesn't seem to be enough time for them to recover and I fear that I might actually lose calf strength from overtraining (that is if I don't hurt them first). I'm going to pound protein shakes and rest until my calves recover, and hopefully they'll end up more durable than before.
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RE: Calf Pain
6/1/11 7:47 PM as a reply to Kanis999.
I am in day 5 of INSANITY and my calves are killing me. I did a lot of full body workouts prior to INSANITY on a hard surface. I am now doing INSANITY on carpet with an additional carpet pad (so I don't sweat on the good carpet). When I am doing the exercises where you jump from side to side (ex. log roll jump) the outside of my feet get a burning feeling and my calves start hurting. I believe the pain is due to the shifting in the carpet pad and it not being a solid surface. Anyone else having this issue. If so, are you using a carpet surface or a hard surface?
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RE: Calf Pain
7/5/11 11:34 PM as a reply to mfcamp.
I started insanity, and by the 5th day my left calf would NOT let me go on, it felt like a rock and was in serious pain. So what i did was i ordered the p90x recovery formula, and am letting my calf rest until it arrives then i am starting over. i have high hopes this will help out alot, i feel terrible having to pause but that pain was horrible and i didnt want to really hurt myself. also i think more stretching even before the work outs will help so thats my plan emoticon
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RE: Calf Pain
7/6/11 4:16 AM as a reply to KaitieD7.
Try some compression sleeves (or compression socks)for your calves. I just finished the first week and both calves were sore, but the left was worrying me.

This is from the Zensah website I bought mine from. The compression leg sleeves can be worn during training or for recovery to increase oxygen blood flow to the muscles of the lower leg. The more oxygen the muscles receive the faster they recover, allowing athletes to push the envelope in their training. The compression leg sleeves are ideal for runners, cyclists and triathletes and anyone else who is on their feet. It can be worn during training, recovery or for traveling.
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