Hey, I did look for an injury advice section but there isnt one.
Anyway, I was in a bit of a Jam on Friday and it was the first one I'd taken part in and it we ended up going for about 4 - 5 hours with very few breaks.
Now to get to the point, I woke up Saturday and found pain in the front of my thighs on both legs when I tried to get out of bed, now I have found that it's painfull getting up and sitting down. It is also painful going up and downstairs (more painful going down stairs). It seems to be the muscle that goes from the inside of my leg (next to my knee) and up around the front on both sides. I have been out of PK action for 2 days and to be honest I think I am getting withdrawal symptoms
Any advice on what to do to easy pain/"fix it" so to say?
Thanks in advance,
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sounds to me like you just tore the muscle fibres all that means is you put your muscles under alot of stress, and so they rip so that they can grow back stronger and bigger for you, meaning that you can then train harder
I find warming up and stretching properly helps as a preventative measure. It's the start - stop, warm - cold, move - relax way of training that gets to me. Also, the eccentric muscle use of landing gets you in the quads. I had something similar in my biceps when I delayed dozens and dozens of underbars one weekend, and something similar in my calves when I ran barefoot for hours without stretching. Don't worry. Train well, and your body adapts well, and you'll be able to take more of a punishment.
As for the short term, some people recommend ice baths, some recommend hot baths... I'm often in demand as a leg masseur when people want to push it too hard 2 days in a row, but I don't have anybody to do the same for me any more... I would recommend warming up a little, having a bit of a stretch, and repeating for a short while. Don't let those muscles seize up too much!