LOTS of soreness with Inferno???

  • I started Inferno a couple of days ago. I am VERY sore! I am still going to work out, and I will continue to watch my form. I also do a significant warm-up and cool-down. I expected the program to be intense, but this soreness is driving me nuts! I can hardly walk for about an hour after waking up. Any suggestions??

    my2men2007   by: my2men2007
  • 2 votes
    anjag  about 1 year ago by: anjag

    Foam roll before your workout to loosen up those muscle fibers. And I like the walking suggestion! Getting blood flow going will help the lactic acid (that's what gives you that sore feeling) circulate will help that soreness feeling go away faster!

    • my2men2007
      my2men2007 about 1 year ago

      Anja...is that you?! Thanks for responding! I think the foam roll idea is great. I'm open-minded and I will give it a try. Your workouts are amazing, and I am going to get my body Inferno-ready. I love how you say, "C'mown" in the middle of reps. LOL!

    • anjag
      anjag about 1 year ago

      it is me :) Stick with it and try the Recover series!! It really would complement Inferno great!

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    mythicalgriffons  about 1 year ago by: mythicalgriffons

    You might want to try a slightly less intense workout if your soreness is that bad. You can use Discover mode to try some other ones out if your interested, just cause their not the Inferno program doesnt mean you will get less of a work out. Perhaps doing a round of something slightly less intense for the first 20 days or so would help prepare you for Inferno.

    • my2men2007
      my2men2007 about 1 year ago

      Good suggestion, mythical...I may try adjusting my workouts. I don't want the soreness to discourage me from achieving my goals.

    • mythicalgriffons
      mythicalgriffons about 1 year ago

      Thanks and yeah thats exactly what i was thinking, you can only stand intense soreness so long before you give up on something. Thats why i never did more then 3 days of P90X. I literally couldnt sit up in the morning of the third day, i had to roll out of my bed.

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    Longhorn0915  about 1 year ago by: Longhorn0915

    I'm checking out after 8 days. I just reached muscle failure too soon, and compromised good form. I'm gonna try intelleburn. Good luck!

    • my2men2007
      my2men2007 about 1 year ago

      Longhorn, your response is interesting....I was initially doing Intelleburn. I completed a few workouts and decided to stop doing that program to try Inferno. I thought I was ready for something much more advanced....EPIC FAIL! LOL! I love Anja, but I'm not sure that I am ready for Inferno. Oddly enough, I did Insanity last summer and did not have nearly the level of soreness that I'm experiencing with Inferno. I must add, however, that I did the Yoga Recovery today that is built into the Inferno program. I feel a bit better. I'm hoping tomorrow will be even better. Good luck to you!

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    bartmessbunch  about 1 year ago by: bartmessbunch

    BCAA's (branched chain amino acids) are a great way to reduce soreness. You can purchase them in capsule form at places like GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, or Complete Nutrition, and online. Strecthing on and off during the day also helps squeeze (in a sense) the Lactic Acid build up out of the muscles which is a component in muscle soreness. Also, drink as much WATER (not sports drinks as they have added sugar and gunk) as you can, to help your body filter out the LA from your system. Squeezing lemon into your water helps if you can't do plain. The soreness is PROOF you are making changes. You want the soreness, it's sign your muscles took a beating, and therefore you must aid them in the recovery process by doing said things. Remember to eat well in addition!! Good job!

    • my2men2007
      my2men2007 about 1 year ago

      Thanks, bart...! Although I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable about health/physiology and such, I don't have much background on BCAAs. I'm going to do some research. I guess I should add that I drink approximately 60 ounces of water per day and I almost NEVER drink anything other than water. I do eat about 80% whole/clean, so I could stand a slight improvement in that area. Thanks again for the info! Good luck to you!

    • bartmessbunch
      bartmessbunch about 1 year ago

      Fantastic! BCAA's are the powerhouse/building blocks for muscle recovery and growth. Also, aim for a gallon of water, so double what you got goin on at the moment in water consumption. :) You got this!

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    my2men2007  about 1 year ago by: my2men2007

    UPDATE!
    Hello, Dailyburners.... I am feeling much better than I did 17 days ago! I decided to go back to the Intelliburn exercises on most days, and incorporate my favorite Inferno workouts a couple of days a week. (I am working out 6 days a week). I am still sore sometimes, but I feel encouraged about the progress I'm making. The fact that I am motivated to "get moving" nearly every day is progress, in itself. Thanks for all the support!

    • scamp07
      scamp07 about 1 year ago

      That's great news. I've been doing IntelliBurn since the beginning of January. I want to try a bunch of different programs (Inferno, TBT, DBK, etc) but want to get a good base built up before jumping into those. I figure they will be there when I'm ready and I don't want to get discouraged. So, I'm waiting until I can do the advanced moves on the IntelliBurn workouts before moving on to somehting else.

    • my2men2007
      my2men2007 about 1 year ago

      Hi, scamp!
      You are very wise! I wish I had slowed things down a bit a the beginning, but it's all water under the bridge, now. Good luck on your fitness goals!

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    michaelk  about 1 year ago by: michaelk

    Wow that sounds bad. Maybe it will get better after some time.

    I was sore the other day from the DBK workout but my frequent walks with my dog helped my hamstrings and rear end feel better.

    • my2men2007
      my2men2007 about 1 year ago

      Thanks, michaelk...maybe I will try walking around my house for a bit after working out.

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