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Corey Kelly 03-15-2012 12:00 PM

Initial Joint Stress
 
I am in the middle of week 3 of 9 in the 'Strength by Feel' cycle and my knees, elbows and shoulders feel like they're falling apart. I have been doing powerlifting the last year so all lifts were slow. No that I have been subjecting myself to an accelerated style of squatting, jerking and pressing my joints are sore.

So I guess my question is: Is this normal when starting out or am I just bing a pu$$y? And if so will it subside by week 5 or 6?

It's not affecting the weight I can lift, only my recovery between sessions.

Thanks,
Corey

Greg Everett 03-15-2012 01:27 PM

It's normal. Ice, other anti-inflammatory practices (e.g. limit pro-inflammatory foods).

Because you're presumably coming into it very strong, you may find that you need to back off the weight/volume a bit and come back more gradually. Sounds like you jumped in head first, so you're going to feel more beat up.


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