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Sprinting when shoulders are sore

Answered on April 25, 2014
Created April 23, 2014 at 6:54 AM

I would like to know the thoughts of paleohack community regarding the safety of sprinting with sore shoulders.

I have started to workout after a long break. Had completed two sprint workout sessions within the past 10 days. The day before yesterday, did some bodyweight exercise for upperbody and tried to do tabata pushups as finisher (which I didnt complete). Even after 48 hours, I have sore shoulders and slightly sore back, and would like to know if I can go for a sprint or take a break.

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on April 25, 2014
at 12:02 AM

Definitely dude! Get those grains out of there! haha

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on April 24, 2014
at 09:26 PM

Thanks! Did the sprints! Turned out OK.

Though I am doing my workouts on paleo philosophy, my diet isn't paleo (grains!). That might explain the slow recovery. However I have started reducing my grain intake.

Thanks a lot for the responding with some valid suggestions and advises.

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on April 23, 2014
at 09:57 AM

You could do both man. Hopefully your back isn't so sore that you can't run some sprints. As long as it goes away once you warm up, and isn't still painful, then do the sprints. However, with that being said, make sure you're not eating a lot of foods that induce inflammation. Grains and such. Keep your healthy fats really high, and you shouldn't be extremely sore after anything after 72 hours. Supplementing with garlic is really good for reducing inflammation and promoting muscle recovery. But to answer your question, you can definitely sprint with sore shoulder and back muscles, but listen to your body. You'll know when it's too much. Just give yourself some rest for a few days after your sprints. If you're this sore in your shoulders and back, then you'll have hit your entire body pretty hard in a matter of a few days. I say do the sprints, take a day off, do a hardcore chest workout, and after that you'll be set, man! If you start feeling unmotivated, tired, and sort of depressed, you're overdoing it. If you're this sore, you clearly know what you're doing. Cheers, man.

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on April 25, 2014
at 12:02 AM

Definitely dude! Get those grains out of there! haha

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on April 24, 2014
at 09:26 PM

Thanks! Did the sprints! Turned out OK.

Though I am doing my workouts on paleo philosophy, my diet isn't paleo (grains!). That might explain the slow recovery. However I have started reducing my grain intake.

Thanks a lot for the responding with some valid suggestions and advises.

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on April 25, 2014
at 02:12 PM

Sore is not injured. You can work out sore. You should not work out injured.

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