I'm doing Waterbury's HIAH get ready program. I did split squats a last Monday and my legs were sore until the following Monday. Let me give you some background about me and then ask for suggestions.
I've known about T-Nation for years now. I've read a lot and trained little. I've only sustained a training program for a maximum of two months. I wrestled from 1st grade through high school. I've helped out a high school team for the last four years (getting lots of live wrestling in during the season). So I'm in shape to a degree. But I've never had a consistent weight regimen. And I've always thought my recovery sucks.
My recovery seems the worst for my lower body. I will train well below failure and be sore for days or sometimes over a week.
So two questions: Is this abnormally slow recovery? And what can I do to make it better?
This week I'm gonnna eat more food and see what that does.
I've also considered that maybe after a couple months of training I will recover better. Does that happen for newbies?