Dear God please tell me there's a cure to so much soreness? ?? Newbie beat down occurred yesterday and today. Any suggestions other than ibuprofen?
Stretch a lot. Massages help too. Heating pads have helped me.
this gets better with time though it does happen when you totally change your workouts too. What I do that is a must for me is I have light intensity days and hard intensity days. Some days stretching.
This helps so you don't get too sore and you get a balanced body. Some light days I do light toning.
Drink water. Lactic acid is water soluble so drinking water will help flush it out and minimize the build up of lactic acid which is what causes the burn you feel. Push through it, no pain no gain.
Gentle massages, heat, little moving. It can last for 5 days! If it doesn't get better, go to a doc. Maybe it's a strain/pulled muscle or something is torn.
Warm up before, cherry juice before and after a workout, protein straight after, a good cool down and stretching after a workout is helpful next time.