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Old 01-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Fatigued quads- HELP!

So I had a class today where we did about 90 minutes of various lunges and squats. After the class I didn't really stretch (I know, dumb) and I sat at a table for 2 hours right after.

Now, my quads are so fatigued that my legs buckle and it's impossible to use my quads to stand back up. I have fallen like 10 times today and I'm scared about what it'll be like tomorrow.

Is there anything I can do to help it? And what should I do to make it less hurtful tomorrow?
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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Stop exercising.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Stop exercising.
Haha, well that's helpful for the future but I literally can't stand up for the moment and that's what I'm concerned about right now.

I've never even heard of this happening before but an EMT who helped me to my car after falling said it happens every once in a while.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:20 PM   #4
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I thought I'd add that I don't have much of a problem bending my leg, but I can't really fully extend it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
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I would assume just a hot bath to loosen the muscles and stretch often. I had this happen to me when I first went back to the gym (one of the multiple times I went back ). Maybe give yourself a day's rest, then continue exercising but less vigorously. Just my humble (uneducated) opinion.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:23 PM   #6
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Ok seriously, I would try a hot bath tonight. And Bring a towel near the bed and stretch with that in the am before you get out of the bed.

That helped me in the past. Hope your legs are better tomorrow.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #7
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Hot bath and drink lots of water.

You will still be very sore tomorrow but hopefully you can stand without falling.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:53 PM   #8
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As others have stated, take a hot bath and try to strech in the tub. Drink lots of water. I hate to say this but, you will be even more sore tomorrow. The day after that you'll feel almost as good as new. At least this is how I always feel. Don't let this discourage you, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! It will take a while but someday you won't feel like you have crazy legs after a workout.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:16 PM   #9
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It sounds like you have a build up of lactic acid in your muscles. This happened to my teenage daughter when she decided to show the boy throwers on the track team up in the weight toom.

I did take dd to the doctor when she was falling and he did some bloodwork to make certain nothing else was going on. She recovered fully in a week.


Here's a link that may help you: http://www.livestrong.com/article/50...d-from-muscle/
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:09 PM   #10
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hot bath or jacuzzi, but not too long. I had a friend who ran a marathon and soaked in a hot tub too long after, and he had the same problems as you.

I'd chug a ton of water and pop some aspirins. Also, even if you skip exercising the next day, really try to gently stretch all the muscles in your legs.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #11
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Drink a protein shake. I used to always get terribly sore after working out, but since I started drinking protein (25g+) I am barely sore at all in the mornings.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:28 PM   #12
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When you get in the tub, pour vinegar in the water and soak in it. I have done this since HS (recommended by a doctor friend) and I swear by it for sore muscles.

And gently stretch. Stretch, stretch, stretch. Also stretch your hamstrings. Google it to see some the best ways. I promise it helps. Last spring I hurt myself and could not even bend over to wash my feet. Ugh. I still have to really stretch after every run without fail or I can tell within hours!
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