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lawlitssoo1n
09-30-2008, 08:26 PM
I play tennis everyday for 2+ hours, except on tuesdays and friday's where i play 3+ hours. My body is always sore and aching, especially my knees, ankle and elbow. I take an advil before i sleep, and it doesn't help much, is there a better way?
thanks for any help

topspin92
10-01-2008, 07:02 PM
Drink Lots of milk, especially in the few hours before bed. I do this and I wake up like nothing ever happened. (I have tested what happens when I don't, and i wake up extremely sore)

lawlitssoo1n
10-01-2008, 07:02 PM
hm.. milk? like organic milk? i just found out advil is bad becuase its a pain killer not a pain remover... so yea

topspin92
10-01-2008, 07:06 PM
Just normal skim milk. I have 1-2 large glasses before bed every night. Has lots of Protein and Vitamin C, which your body uses to repair and strengthen your muscles and bones at night. Might be why i never seem to injure myself.

auzzieizm
10-01-2008, 07:08 PM
warm up before, cool down afterwards, ice/heat for any sore areas, and STRETCH as often during the day as you can.

auzzieizm
10-01-2008, 07:08 PM
and lots of water: before , during, after

coachdavidh
10-01-2008, 07:24 PM
Here are some post-workout recovery ideas:

Post-Workout Recovery For Tennis (http://www.xlathlete.com/browse_drills.jsp?sport_program_id=352&browse_sport_id=38&drill_type=0)

Recovery Articles for Tennis (http://www.xlathlete.com/browse_drills.jsp?sport_program_id=282&browse_sport_id=41&drill_type=1)

Hope that helps!

Coach Dave

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DaKinG
10-01-2008, 08:22 PM
Stretch after practices.

Topaz
10-02-2008, 12:01 PM
Take a REST day. Playing every day will result in an injury. Even the pros know and do this!

Spokewench
10-02-2008, 01:20 PM
advil is an anti-inflammatory - it is not per se bad, but it can cause problems with your stomach, etc. so like any other anti-inflammatory has its side effects.

tbini87
10-02-2008, 02:17 PM
your body can only take so much of a beating before it starts breaking down. the pain you are feeling is your body telling you to give it a break. no food or drink or stretching combination can make up for the stress you are putting your body under. they can help... but only to a certain degree. you should probably take a day off in the middle of the week to let your body recover (maybe a thursday). good luck!

lawlitssoo1n
10-02-2008, 06:16 PM
Here are some post-workout recovery ideas:

Post-Workout Recovery For Tennis (http://www.xlathlete.com/browse_drills.jsp?sport_program_id=352&browse_sport_id=38&drill_type=0)

Recovery Articles for Tennis (http://www.xlathlete.com/browse_drills.jsp?sport_program_id=282&browse_sport_id=41&drill_type=1)

Hope that helps!

Coach Dave

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i did hte shower thing and now im even more sore!
so i think im going to just take a bath in ________ salt, forgot the name it starts with an E.
i heard that helps alot.
millked didn't help at all