As one who loves to feel pain and soreness (since it is truly what makes me feel alive), I’m used to the soreness after a tough workout.
That being said, it doesn’t mean it’s all that fun.
I ran a 7k on Saturday. Yesterday, my left leg hurt more than my right leg. It’s got a nice knot in it.
Monday, it was a bit better but still there. It limits what you can do for future workouts. Which is why it sucks. I’m okay with it hurting. I hate that you are limited while you are recovering.
Most of the time, the soreness is tolerable. It’s only when I go over the brink that this happens.
After Murph last week, the first few workouts were tough, too.
I just wish my body would recover faster.
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When I first started CrossFit, I would get bicep tendonitis.
I’d back off, and it would go away.
The last six months I’ve had perpetual uncomfortableness in my arms, meaning one or the other feels off (usually my right arm).
In the last 6 months, all of my PR’s have increased. Dramatically. I’m lifting heavier and heavier weights. Doing more pull-ups and bar muscle ups. Overall, training and lifting at a more competitive level.
I’m wondering if my arm pain is just normal for this stage in my weight lifting career. Like growing pains with kids. My muscles are growing and adapting and healing in a perpetual cycle. With the normal muscle soreness and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
Or is it something more?
It’s so hard to tell with soft tissue.
All I know is it’s something I’m aware of. I manage it. I back off when I need to. Take a week off when I need to. Scale when needed.
I’m seeing a massage therapist. And a muscle activation specialist.
There’s only so much one can do.
And I feel like I’m doing everything humanly possible while still maintaining my training regimen. Other thoughts?