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Have I damaged a muscle or is this normal?!

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2004/03/23 12:39:37 (permalink)
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Have I damaged a muscle or is this normal?!

Hi Guys, Sorry about the lack of knowledge but I am a beginner to weight-lifting. I dont want to get big, just defined. I done an intensive workout 2 days ago. At the time, the weights challenged me but I didn't hurt myself there and then. Yesterday I was sore, it felt normal after a gym work-out but today, I really felt the backs of my legs when I woke up and have felt the result of the work-out today moreso than yesterday. Is this normal? HAve a done too much, I'm not in pain as such, just can really feel the muscle has worked out when I walk. Should I take things more slowly or is this normal first time?
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    rogerthedog
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    RE: Have I damaged a muscle or is this normal?! 2004/03/23 12:49:12 (permalink)
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    Normal!
    Next time you train it won't be that bad.
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    RachaelGymFanatic
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    RE: Have I damaged a muscle or is this normal?! 2004/03/23 12:55:08 (permalink)
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    I love you people. Thanks for your help
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    RE: Have I damaged a muscle or is this normal?! 2004/03/24 00:27:52 (permalink)
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    you get used to DOMS its just a part of our way of life
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    RE: Have I damaged a muscle or is this normal?! 2004/03/24 00:34:03 (permalink)
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    What I tend to find is that really bad DOMS tend to get worse before they get better i.e. they don't pop up the day after you train, but the day after that. Your run-of-the-mill DOMS will tend to turn up the day after you train and get better from then.
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    RE: Have I damaged a muscle or is this normal?! 2004/03/24 02:18:14 (permalink)
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    The first time I ever worked out I over done it big time! My whole chest felt like it'd been hit by a truck and I even had trouble sleeping (this was before I had any idea what I was doing), I also couldn't lower my arms past 90 degrees to my body for a few days, it looked bloody stupid to

    Once my body knew it was lifting weights regularly I never got it that bad but always have that 'ache' (DOMS).
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    RE: Have I damaged a muscle or is this normal?! 2004/03/25 10:18:13 (permalink)
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    your first time is always the most painful!

    Training that is!! lol
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    RE: Have I damaged a muscle or is this normal?! 2004/03/25 18:20:40 (permalink)
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    DOMS rocks! Yeah, it can hurt like an SOB, but you know what they say..."Pain is weakness leaving the body."

    Anyway, ditto on the whole your first time hurts the worst. It gets better with time...and you learn how to live through the DOMS.

    If it's really bad, try a ten minute shower flipping from really hot to really cold every two minutes.
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