ComplainYes, it’s me complaining again.  What’s new?

Running, walking, lifting and karate sure are taking a toll on my body.  I don’t hurt, mind you, I just am so sore that I don’t know what to do at this point.  I need to exercise, I know that, and it is important to lift and do cardio.  In reality, karate is the one thing I don’t need to do but it is something that I want to do.

With the amount of bitching I do, you would think I would know the answer to this, but is it ever going to get easier?  Right now I am walking all of the time, doing Stronglifts 3 days per week, running 3 days per week and doing karate 3 days per week.  I know this doesn’t give me much time to rest, but I do lifting and running one day while karate another so I don’t do it all in one day.  But are my muscles going to get used to lifting so that my karate and running doesn’t suffer?  Or I am going to either have to live with the pain or give it up?Flappy Frickin' Birds

And I’m not giving it up.

Have I mentioned how I hate Flappy Birds?  Probably not… but since I’m complaining, how about I complain about this, too.

Flappy Birds is a stupid game on Android and iTunes where you tap the screen to make the bird fly between pipes.  It is pretty hard for almost all people (except my wife apparently) and it became famous because people were making videos of themselves smashing their devices out of frustration.

The guy who developed it decided to pull it off of the marketplaces despite making $50,000 every day due to ad revenue.  This – of course – caused people to think they could make money off of the game and it has caused nothing but huge headaches for myself.  I can’t go into great detail as to why, but let’s just say I hope to never see that stupid bird again….

…although it is on my phone.  Anyway!

Today I did my session of Stronglifts and spent about 35 minutes on the elliptical.  I wanted to run but my thighs hurt so much that I can barely sit let alone run.  The elliptical was hard enough so the running wasn’t going to happen.  And karate tomorrow may be the toughest thing I’ve done in a long time.

But hey, maybe I’ll get punched repeatedly and will forget about the thigh pain.  And maybe someday I’ll be done doing the same type of post over and over… but it is such a common thing with working out that there isn’t much else to talk about.

Except Flappy Birds.

Meals:

Breakfast – Popcorn chicken
Snacks – Protein bars
Lunch – Green bean spaghetti
Dinner – Chicken quesadillas

Exercise:

An hour+ of walking

2.5 miles on the elliptical

4×10 @ 40 pounds – Cable machine

Stronglifts 5×5
Squats  – –  190 lbs
Overhead Press – –  90 lbs
Deadlifts  – –  225 lbs

14 thoughts on “Day 276… What To Do When You Can’t Sit

  1. Quick tip, make sure that you are doing a cool down. Lactic acid build up cause most of the soreness and you can limit it by incorporating that.

    Consider and after workout supplement for recovery. This allows the muscle the nutrients they need to rebuild.

    May not solve your problem, but will help.

    Regards,
    Clifford Mitchem
    Advocare Distributor
    Nutrition + Fitness = Health
    http://www.AdvoCare.com/13087657

    1. Thanks for the advice. I do normally cool down but I may not be doing enough of a cool down. I’ll have to start working on that. Also, I am terrible at stretching despite knowing how important it is. I’ll look into both of those and supplementation.

      Thanks!

      1. Most people don’t or only do very little on the stretching and then are amazed later in life when they have back problems and can’t touch their shins.

        Check out these for starters

        https://www.advocare.com/13087657/Store/ItemDetail.aspx?itemCode=P3361&id=BT&size=P

        https://www.advocare.com/13087657/Store/ItemDetail.aspx?itemCode=P3201&id=B

        These are ones that I recommend to my Champions. Tell me which one you prefer and I can provide more information on them.

        Supplementing is what rounds out the diet to maximize results.

        Regards,
        Clifford Mitchem
        Advocare Distributor
        Nutrition + Fitness = Health
        http://www.AdvoCare.com/13087657

      2. Luckily I can touch my shins and I actually have decent side-to-side flexibility, but touching my toes with my knees straight is a whole other ballgame. I think it is my hip flexors which also makes my back hurt more than others. Definitely need to work on that.

        Thanks for the supplements. I don’t generally take too many because I worry I am “pissing away my money” but will definitely look into them.

      3. Keep working on the stretching until you can touch your toe and hold heavy weights in your hands while bent over to get a bit closer. Your back works opposite your hip flexors and abs, so maybe you need more ab work to compensate or better posture.

        I feel you on the “pissing away your money” bioavailability it key. No one goes wrong with a probiotic though.

        Regards,
        Clifford Mitchem
        Advocare Distributor
        Nutrition + Fitness = Health
        http://www.AdvoCare.com/13087657

  2. It’s a common thing for people to be exhausted after so much workout. You train a lot, just like me. That is neither good or bad. I found that it’s better to start with a lighter training as your body and mind must adapt to it. Take one day off after each day of training. What I mean by that is you have to take an active rest day. Doing Karate on that day is a good thing, unless you have to overwork your muscles you trained the day before. After some time you’ll get used to it and then you can train more 🙂

    1. I don’t think we generally overwork our muscles on the alternate days. We do work on heavy bags and do lots of “shadow boxing” but it normally doesn’t make me feel very sore at all. More often than not, the only soreness I feel are my hips from stretching beyond my normal means and my chest from doing pushups, neither of these seem to be an issue with my Stronglifts program.

      I’ll keep at it and hopefully I’ll get used to it sooner rather than later. I know one big issue is that I end up stopping lifting due to one thing or another and then I have to start all over again. I need to stay consistent and I am sure that will help, too.

      Thanks for the input!

      1. That’s what I plan on doing! Giving up is something I’m not good at, so I don’t think that will happen. Sometimes I slack off though 😦

  3. I think you will get more used to it and less achy…says she who is mildly achy everywhere at the moment due to PT,circuit training and 2 hours dancing all yesterday!

    I am sure you will get more used to it though 🙂 and there is nothing like being hit repeatedly to make you forget about other things (taken out of context that sentence is scary!)

    I am happy to say I know nothing of this bird…

    1. Haha, sore is awesome but at the point where it hurts to do normal things (and – again- by hurt I just mean soreness) it makes me want to backtrack a little. But I ain’t gonna.

      And at least I take one day off, you tend to workout one way or another every single day. I do take a rest on Sunday because I might go crazy if I didn’t.

      1. After this year is over, I think I will have a genuine rest day once in a while, but at the moment I have to count pilates as a rest, or a day where I just walk a lot…

      2. Yeah, walking and stretching and things that don’t really get your heart-rate up are good enough for “rest” for me 😀

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