I weight train 3 times a week and perform a sprint session once as well. The problem is that every time I train my legs and after every single sprint session, my hamstrings are so unbelievably sore.
This may not sound so strange seeing as I do perform hamstring strengthening exercises such as RDL’s and good mornings but I squat as well and my quads seem to recover much quicker than my hamstrings. One possible reason I can see is that while I’ve been training my quads for a long time, I’ve only strarted to appreciate and implement hamstring training for the last few months.
Now after I sprint, my hamstrings are always hella sore. No other leg bodypart, just them. I’ve tried massaging, stretches, warmdowns, etc… all on the day of my sprints but every single time DOMS kicks in the next day and I always wake up with fried hamstrings.
Do I just have piss-poor hamstring recovery? Or am I stressing them too hard? Can anyone recommend anything I can do to alleviate the soreness?