I’ve been playing football the last two weekends and have been extremely saw for three days after each game (saw like its hard to get out of bed).
I’m in pretty good shape, workout consistently and encorporate cardio into my workout plans, but this is different - intense all out bursts, lateral movements, quick jerks, etc…basically using all the little muscles you don’t hit jogging…My question - anything I can do to quicken my recovery time?
I lift weights 4 times per week and play football once a week. When I started with my football games, I would get extremely sore, like you mentioned, in areas that wouldn’t get re-enforced [ I guess] with my lifting sessions, mainly the groin area and around the inside/outside of my knees.
I take glucosamine and fish oil to help with the beating of my joints from the heavy lifting, but what I found especially helpful for the other pains, is to thoroughly stretch and do warm up drills before every game, that pretty much took care of that problem.