I've been doing stronglifts 5x5 for 3 weeks and have been really liking it. I still do sprints here or there. Yesterday I got a PR on my squats and I'm not really sore today but when I tried to do sprints this morning I had a really tight feeling in the front of my thighs and I felt that I couldn't run as fast. Does this mean I should not run sprints the day after lifting? or at all? Do I have a sprain?
asked byseesaw14 (50)
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on May 22, 2014
at 11:25 PM
Yes, you most likely have a low-degree sprain. I would rest for 24 hours before doing anything else.
When sprinting with 5x5, you need to lessen the intensity and lengthen the rest. I was able to do both for about 5 months -- but I burned myself out.
Listen to your body as soon as you loose power on your sprints -- stop.
for me, I found it easier to do 5x5 on the same day as sprinting -- with lifts in the morning, and sprints at night. That way you still have 24ish hours of rest.