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Old 12-20-2011, 03:05 AM   #840 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RunbikeSki View Post
Ohh, I know that feeling. You did squats and lunges . No wonder you are sore. But I know you have been at this for quite sometime, so I am sure you know what you are doing. I'm still not a big fan of lunges - I think it is the balance part of it. I know they are great for all kinds of stuff including the core, but I usually quietly groan to myself when I see them on the workout list.
I've found lunges to be a good therapy for knee pain - it keeps most of the tension on the quads and off the ITB, the muscle running along the outside of your thigh and wrapping around the outside of your knees. I have really tight ITBs so my knees are always hurtin'. A desk job doesn't help any with that.

I actually think my sore glutes came from the deadlifts - I did 50 of them! ow.

My rules:
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.

Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).
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