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[–] big_fat_dangus 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Extra protein in your diet, extra sleep, and time. If anyone asks why you're limping, just look ashamed and say you don't want to talk about it. They'll get the wrong idea and quickly retreat in disgust.

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[–] MrBlueSky [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Should I put a sock in the groin area for emphasis , and just look down in despair?

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[–] big_fat_dangus 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Both, also act triggered by any large phallic objects you encounter throughout the day.

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[–] toats 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Go for another walk. Serious, just a short one.

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[–] MrBlueSky [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I did, twice, I own Springers so I had no choice....I was a gentle stroll though

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[–] Agitprop 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ice bath, aspirin, stretching, foam rolling/massage. I've heard avacado in large quantities can help with muscle soreness, but it's never had a noticeable effect with me.

How bad is it? As "legs don't move" or just really sore?

And he probably deliberately missed the 1, especially if he called it a "small favor."

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[–] MrBlueSky [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So the hot bath I was planning is a bad move? and its not too bad now, but I know it is always worse the day after

And yes he probably did..They had to have a female adult on the walk or the female students could not have gone, and I was the mug that volunteered. It was a good day though

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[–] Agitprop 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A hot bath would help a little bit, and an ice bath does seem a little extreme if you're not an athlete or a masochist. Ice baths are really good for preventing delayed onset muscle soreness, hot baths are mostly for relaxing, another essential aspect of recovery. Cycling hot and cold water in the shower in 30 second intervals would give you some of the benefits of both, but you sound dead-set on taking a bath.

So while stretching isn't my area of expertise, here's a guide to lower body stretches.

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[–] MrBlueSky [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Surprisingly my neck is causing me problems: too much looking down I guess

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[–] Ch3ck3rs 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Protein! Even just a can of tuna would help a lot. And like other people suggested go for a short walk just so that you don't stiffen up too much.

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[–] MrBlueSky [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So I have two Springers, so yes I have no choice about the walks and yes, they helped a lot (even though I walked like a duck for the first 200 yds)

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[–] MrBlueSky [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was surprisingly loose after my late night hot bath and porridge overload.

A shower (hot and cold) and then walking the dogs really loosened me up this morning and the full English (grilled) breakfast tasted good. The guys were so thankful I came along (it was a school thing and they HAD TO HAVE a female member of staff for the girls),so I reckon they will give me anything I ask as long as I agree to do it again, and any kid that comments will get a humorous complaint about not helping me out. I am tightening up a bit now (2200 the day after) so its back in the bath or shower I guess and I can 'man' most things out. The three flights of stairs to my lab may take longer than usual in the morning though

Luckily I am old enough (51) to play the poor old me card if I want to.

Thanks for all the advice btw, it really helped

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You're sore. Walk more and you won't get sore as easily.

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[–] MrBlueSky [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I plan on it, it was the uphills that got me so no more gentle strolls along the river for me and the dogs

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Glad to hear it!