Match day soreness

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  1. Tyrus

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    So I'm playing 2 tournaments this weekend. Scheduling was easy, match 1 at 6pm, match 2 at 9pm. No work or class today so its been a great day to relax, sleep in, watch tv, carb up, hydrate, all the time in the world to organize, excitement is kicking in.

    However, i still feel a mild soreness in my legs from the last 2 days of hitting. Been stretching all last night and this morning, as well as taking a couple advil. and now thinking it might be a good idea to go for a little run, like an easy 1/2 mile jog around the park just to loosen up throw in some dynamic stretching as well.

    good idea or counterproductive?
     
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  2. Bobble

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    Depending on how often you run and how long you run normally, it could serve as good active recovery. Id say about half the normal volume or intensity as usual. I.E. If you normally take 30 minute runs, try only 15, or simply tage a slower/less intense jog. And make sure to keep your carbs up to keep muscle glycogen filled.

    Also, foam rolling always helps me get away from lactate build up or DOMS, so maybe give that a shot. In the long run, certainly find out what works best FOR YOU on match days/weekends.
     
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    Also make sure you get plenty of fluids, even in your rest time. Once you feel thirsty during the match, it's already too late.
     
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  4. Tyrus

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    Thanks fellas. Been drinking tons of water, and loaded up on pasta last night, now on to the lunchtime meal and organization.
     
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  5. cll30

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    If you are going to playing a lot, try take the anti-inflammatory medication before you play.
     
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  6. bcart1991

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    The new Gatorade Series of pre/during/post drinks work surprisingly well. Check them out too.
     
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  7. TennisProdigy

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    Yeah gatorade, good call, you need to replenish those electrolytes so you don't cramp up in the middle of your match.
     
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  8. ian2

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    For preventing muscle cramps, coconut water is even better... much better actually. Over 10 times as much potassium per serving as Gatorade. And it's all natural.
     
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  10. Tyrus

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    Managed to be a 3 set 3+ hr slugfest, somebody got cramps and it wasn't me. haha! On to the next round, now fighting soreness and a hangover.
     
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  11. TennezSport

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    Free Rads......

    Great way to flush all those radicals :) Best of luck; have fun.

    Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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  12. jdubbs

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    Oh, to be in my 20's again...
     
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  13. Angle Queen

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    LOL. Agreed.

    My fav post-match drink is....chocolate milk. The research is starting to pile up on why it's so good for you (protein, carbs, calcium, cost). Quick Google search delivers plenty of respectable backup. I kinda lucked into it a couple of years ago and just stuck with it. Nice to know the reason why. :)

    Good luck in the rest of your tourney, Ty!
     
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