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by 1141 · July 17, 2014 at 03:23 PM

I've been doing CrossFit for a year and a half or so, and I've realized that none of the workouts from around the past two months have made me feel sore in the slightest—and these aren't "active recovery" WODs, either. I recently hit a 15 lb... (more)

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mnatko 0 · July 17, 2014 at 03:23 PM

First of all you don't need to get sore to build muscle, and the longer you train the less frequently you will experience DOMS. Furthermore, soreness is induced mainly from the eccentric portion of a lift, so doing a 1 rep max on deadlift there is... (more)

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by 0 · April 08, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Hi there. I cannot find any information on this but it is really bugging me. If I stop eating Paleo, after a couple of days I start getting a generalised soreness feeling under my skin (legs, core and arms). I feel the pain especially if I jump... (more)

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Bellamoorena 0 · April 08, 2014 at 11:45 AM

The symptoms look like Dysesthesia a class of neurological disorder. Cutaneous dysesthesia is characterized by discomfort or pain from touch to the skin by normal stimuli, including clothing. The unpleasantness can range from a mild tingling to... (more)

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by 25 · January 13, 2014 at 02:22 AM

I've always wondered about whether a Paleo Diet can help reduce pain. That's my experience and anecdotal, that of several friends, particularly when it comes to muscle soreness after exercise. I find that since I've gone Paleo, I don't get as... (more)

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Todd_4 0 · January 13, 2014 at 02:22 AM

Jonathan, I think that diet is key in reducing pain. The key actor is arachidonic acid (AA), which initiates the entire pain cascade. Low insulin levels inhibit AA and shut down pain. Low carb Paleo diets are helpful in that regard. Glad to... (more)

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by 0 · November 03, 2013 at 07:39 PM

I decided to ask the knowlegeible paleo community about how to get back in the game for my landscapoing work tommorow and I thank you in advance. I have sore legmuscles from a. Overuse b. side effect of a drug I just stopped causing... (more)

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by 777 · March 14, 2013 at 02:07 PM

I was wondering does going paleo/low carb intensify muscle soreness? I feel great going low on carb high on fat/protein apart from muscle soreness, i kinda like the soreness a bit, no pain no gain, but surely it means im not recovering from... (more)

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Bradach 0 · March 14, 2013 at 02:07 PM

fish oil seems to help with inflammation and muscle recovery for lot of people.

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by 2316 · April 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

I used to eat huge amounts of spinach..at least a couple cups a day and after a while I wasn't recovering from my workouts and my muscles were always sore. Google searches turned my attention to oxalates. I stopped eating spinach for a couple... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · July 25, 2012 at 01:00 AM

I had to switch from sweet potatoes to plantains for this very reason. Oxalates seem to mess me up bad (achy joints, bad sleep).

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by 238 · December 01, 2012 at 03:37 AM

Hi all! I'm wondering how to reduce my post workout soreness after a good crossfit WOD. I'm currently only able to make it there 2 times a week because I need 2 full days to recover afterwards (my box is only open Saturday AM, which I can't make,... (more)

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Jesco 0 · December 01, 2012 at 03:37 AM

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by 10361 · June 17, 2012 at 06:27 AM

Lately, I've been doing a lot of walking/running/standing around so I'm basically on my feet all day, which I'm not really used to, so for the past few days, I've noticed my knees and hips getting a bit sore. But then yesterday, my elbows and... (more)

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Roni 0 · June 17, 2012 at 06:27 AM

When I first started eating Paleo, I noticed that week that it suddenly felt like I had the flu...in that achy joint weird way. My diet wasn't doing so great in the Magnesium department, and shortly after supplementing those aches went away. You... (more)

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by 368 · June 04, 2012 at 09:41 PM

I know alot of paleohackers hate running, but I'm getting back into seasonal runs now that it's summer. I run in New Balance minimus shoes, with a forefoot stride. My first run was on saturday and I've had calf soreness for the past couple of... (more)

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The_Lisa 0 · June 04, 2012 at 08:33 PM

Welcome back to running :) Ensure you are running on your mid-forefoot and not on your toes. That would definitely cause calf pain. Everything from your knee down should be relaxed when running, including your feet. If you video yourself running... (more)

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by 1019 · May 22, 2012 at 02:35 AM

Might not be a paleo specific question, but I'm eating paleo so figured I'd ask here. What gets depleted when you over train that you should focus on replenishing? I am asking because whenever I over train and end up extremely sore, my mood... (more)

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julianne 0 · May 22, 2012 at 02:35 AM

I find a good dose of omega 3 fish oil makes a big difference due to it's anit-inflammatory properties. I take it eratically and eat oily fish, but every time I start getting tired sore achy muscles 6 or 8 caps and I feel a new person

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by 95 · April 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I'm on day 18 of eating paleo (pretty strictly, no dairy, etc), believe I'm getting the appropriate amount of protein, fat, working on squeezing in more veggie carbs but am really struggling with my workouts this week and especially my recovery.... (more)

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Dan_S_ 0 · April 19, 2012 at 09:52 PM

Suck it up, eat some fats and stop being a wuss

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by 496 · April 20, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I have been Paleo for some time now and started Crossfit 2 months ago,3 times a week.After every workout I am really sore and in pain for 2 days and then it's time for another workout.So basically I am sore all the time.I eat strawberries and... (more)

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daz 0 · April 20, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Also, have a look at this similar question for some more answers that may help; "More muscle soreness/inflammation after working out (with... (more)

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by 11476 · September 01, 2013 at 02:07 PM

So, I recently went to the doctor for shot, check-up, and a few other things. At the end of the appointment I mentioned that I've been having this tender soreness just on the inside of my right hip, in my pelvic region. The doctor checked my lymph... (more)

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Menah 0 · September 01, 2013 at 02:07 PM

I have had all the same symptoms as you JeJ. The pain in only my right quadrant, the lower back pain, pain in my pelvic area,pain with sex and my emotions are going crazy. Just about anything makes me cry lol. I have been to three doctors and the... (more)

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by 90 · March 06, 2012 at 06:35 PM

I have been experimenting with a few different styles of eating over the years. I ate a vegan diet for 6 years and two years ago went to a raw food plant based diet. About a month and a half ago I experimented with a fruit based (with lots of... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · March 06, 2012 at 05:11 PM

Alright so let me preface this by saying that I'm not an expert on these subjects, but I can share what I do know, and some thoughts that I have on this. My first thought here on the soreness is that it's completely natural, and I don't know... (more)

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by 213 · February 03, 2012 at 08:26 PM

For the past month and a half I've had soreness and clicking in the hip area. I haven't really changed my workout although come to think of it I did start learning to front squat around that time. With an unloaded bar though. This makes squatting... (more)

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James_3 0 · February 03, 2012 at 08:17 PM

Sounds like snapping hip syndrome. There's several tendons that can catch on bony parts there. Stretching beforehand can help.

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by 11113 · December 10, 2011 at 07:12 PM

So, my most recent period was the 3rd week of November. For more than a week preceding it, I had the worst case of tender boobahs I've ever had. Even wearing wire-free bras were murder (I have A-cups). It took two weeks for the aching to subside,... (more)

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losttraveler 0 · December 09, 2011 at 09:00 PM

How old are you? I'm in my mid 30s and have found over the last year that I'm experiencing very much the same thing you seem to be experiencing. This is a definite change from the past. It was so painful that I discussed with my doctor and she... (more)

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by 227 · December 06, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Hi all, I've been exercising for 3 months (as opposed to being a couch potato for the past 38 years!). On average, I do 45 to 60mn on the treadmill, 4 times/week. I started walking. Then increased the incline. Now I do intervals (running/power... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · December 06, 2011 at 07:11 AM

Just seems like too much cardio to me. But if you really wanna stick to doing that much running, then UP your carbs, don't decrease it.

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by 1510 · December 09, 2011 at 06:10 PM

Quality sleep is an important part of Paleo, but I just can't seem to get it because I tense my neck and shoulder muscles in my sleep and wake extremely sore the next morning. Has anyone dealt with this and found a solution?

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David_I 0 · December 09, 2011 at 06:10 PM

An approach that is kinder to the bowels is dermal absorption. Magnesium is fairly readily absorbed through the skin. Epsom salts baths are the classic way of acheiving this, but you can also use what is called "Magnesium Oil." Even though Mag... (more)

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by 3142 · October 29, 2011 at 09:39 PM

Okay, so- my whole body is sore. Ridiculously so. Especially my legs and joints. Both of my jobs are physically demanding (decorative painting and Lowe's). I am climbing up and down ladders constantly, lifting 'heavy things', and am in pretty... (more)

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David_Rourke 0 · October 29, 2011 at 09:39 PM

Oddly, I've lately found that gut health is critical to managing aches and pains. Eating fermented foods like sauerkraut every day has helped with joint pain and recovery from exercise.

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by 5 · September 08, 2011 at 07:52 AM

So whenever I dead lift (standard, sumo, straight leg) my hamstrings are excessively sore for a few days. I can squat heavy with no problems but if I a do D/L's I limp around like an old man. I am sure I am a little tight in the hamstrings but I... (more)

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WyldKard 0 · September 07, 2011 at 05:26 PM

What sort of warm-up do you do before jumping into your working weight? In the context of the D/L, programs like Stronglifts 5x5 don't actually make you do 5x5 on the D/L, but rather 1x5 because you're already working a lot of the same muscles in... (more)

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by 287 · June 28, 2013 at 01:27 AM

My sister started eating paleo a few months ago and has noticed that her belly button piercing (of which she's had for 7 years+) has started to become really sore and irritating. To the point which she has to take the bar out sometimes (she has... (more)

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flowers 0 · June 28, 2013 at 01:27 AM

Every couple of years, I experience irritation with mine. It usually has to do with frequent removal and reinsertion. When I keep one piece of jewelry in for a few weeks instead of changing jewelry frequently, the problem goes away. I also found... (more)

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by 2285 · May 15, 2014 at 10:49 PM

I've made the transition to a standing desk, and now spend almost all my time computing there. The only problem is, that my quads start feeling tight after half an hour or so, and now they are almost constantly sore. My feet tend to hurt also... (more)

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Jake_2 0 · May 24, 2011 at 06:02 AM

I work as a full-time cashier, so I understand the whole sore legs, feet and other issues. From my experience, shoes are essential. I know we're supposed to be barefoot and such (for the whole "living naturally thing"), but I have a pair of... (more)

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by 268 · July 31, 2013 at 09:21 AM

I've been prone to sore feet as far as I can remember. I can't walk for more than about half an hour without my feet getting sore, and lately that's been a big problem because I live in an island community where everyone walks everywhere, and... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · March 13, 2011 at 02:26 AM

one way to find out more - if you have a running store that offers gait analysis, that can tell a lot about your stride as well as how you stand. Some foot orthotics shops offer same service. If there isn't one near you, a podiatrist (or... (more)

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by 4073 · November 09, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Just starting working out after 7 months of no exercise. When I was working out I was doing calisthenics type exercises (squats, lunges, whole body movement exercises, free weights) for over a year and I was in great shape. I haven't been doing... (more)

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Tyler_S 0 · January 06, 2011 at 01:59 AM

I answered this question pretty thorougly here: Mastering Muscle Soreness Deal with large rocks first: diet, sleep, and training. Massage is extremely helpful New research shows that caffiene significatly decreases muscle soreness- look at the... (more)

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by 626 · December 19, 2010 at 06:09 AM

what hacks/techniques do use pre/during/post workout to help mitigate* soreness after a tough workout? some stuff that has worked for me (mostly taken from MA days): -cold water dousing/exposure -self massage (I have a wooden stick--i.e. a... (more)

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Tom_R_ 0 · December 18, 2010 at 03:45 AM

Foam rollers are cute, but if you really want to get the soreness out, cut a foot long section of 4 inch pvc pipe. Roll that on your quads after some heavy squats. If you don't throw up and aren't scared to shed a tear or two, it helps with the... (more)