Soar Quads, am I out for rest of the year?
My quads on both legs are real soar. I guess I've been pushing them really hard. So my question is what kinda down time am I looking at?
Before I respond, is this a serious question? If it is, and is just muscular recovery from the first real leg workout you've ever done, then maybe a week.
This is a muscular recovery and it's no where near my first real leg workout. I used to walk and or ride 20 miles a day and studied Martial Arts for years...currently doing Kick Boxing. My current ridding status is 10-15 miles a day, 5 days a week (mtb trails w/climbing) and been doning this for roughly 8-10wks. My legs has always been very bullet proof outside the occasional pulled hamstring. The only muscles I had to nurse over the years has been upper body muscles and that was back in my weight training days. That's why I asked about the quads, I've never been here before read that recovery could take 2-4 wks. I'm on day 4 with zero biking riding...outside of test fitting a Yeti ASR5 today and their still a little tender. I started icing them down which seems to help, I can stand an walk with minimum pain but thy start hurting if I push it.
Originally Posted by Dan Zulu
I'd try drinking more water(1-2 gallons/day), maybe getting a branched chain amino acid and/or glutamine supplement, and rolling your quads out on a foam roller. That should help accelerate recovery with a proper diet with plenty of good carbs and protein. You should be good to go in a few days.
I would also add some really easy rides. Zone 1 easy.
This is awkward, it's the first week (my usual 5day bike ride routine) I've taken off from riding.
I'm going to give it a couple more days tying the above suggested as well as some ice packs before I tried riding again. Hopefully everything will be good to go Monday. I have also been studying methods of preventing future muscle cramps, picked a camel pack (my old one is in storage) and working on some electrolyte mixtures for example.
Anyhow, thanks again.
Yeah, if my muscles soared away I'd be out for the season too.
Disclaimer: I no longer fix bikes for a living.
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I'd consider immediate referral to an specialist to discuss surgical options. I'd reckon 6-12 weeks post-op rest then another 8-12 of physiotherapy before you get back on the bike.
Keep the rubber side down
Good points except the last two above me, comical lol
1.Rest a few days to recover
2. Add lemon juice to your drink and ensure you hydrate plenty. The lemon juice helps reduce the acidic pain.
3. Ensure you eat natural antioxidants like cress an hour before - helps reduce free-radicals