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I think I need something to help me repair after exercise?

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newfunahead Tue 13-Feb-18 07:25:44

So I currently do pole fitness which I love but it puts a lot of pressure on the joints. I also slightly sprained my ankle recently and it is still sore (I think the cold makes it worse).

I'm wondering if there is anything I could take that helps with joints and helps your body to repair quicker?

Any suggestions would be welcomed smile

SunnySomer Tue 13-Feb-18 07:29:53

My DH takes glucosamine because his joints were hurting after running and he reckons it’s made a massive difference

newfunahead Tue 13-Feb-18 13:00:53

Thank you for the reply smile I will look it up

antimatter Tue 13-Feb-18 13:38:38

Do you warm up before exercises start and cool down and stretch properly afterwards?
I think some people benefit from much longer stretching than others.

AllTheWayDown Tue 13-Feb-18 15:57:01

Haven't really read through but might help you? Not sure if it's just for running.

AllTheWayDown Tue 13-Feb-18 15:58:00

I also second glucosamine, have been taking it for a while as I have painful joints and it has helped.

AlbertaSimmons Tue 13-Feb-18 15:59:48

I'm old and do a lot of exercise, which leaves me stiff and sore. My friend has recommended magnesium supplements - she says they've made a big difference to her. I'm going to give them a try.

LondonHereICome Tue 13-Feb-18 16:06:14

I used glucosamine during my last marathon training

Hated the taste

ljlkk Tue 13-Feb-18 19:05:21

Eating Protein within the first 45 minutes after a workout is supposed to be helpful. Literally amino acid supply for repair. I don't really believe in the other stuff.

newfunahead Fri 16-Feb-18 23:32:40

Antimatter - I do warm up and stretch at the end of the class. I am thinking of taking up yoga for more stretching as I think my body could do with more stretching

newfunahead Fri 16-Feb-18 23:34:47

Alberta - oh I remember one of my pole teachers recommended magnesium spray before I might try that

newfunahead Fri 16-Feb-18 23:36:59

I also think I need to up my protein intake! Any ideas of a type of homemade protein snacks / bars I could make to take with me to have after working out?

antimatter Sat 17-Feb-18 08:41:26

I would also revisit aligning of your body for particular sport you are doing. I've met people who were instructed badly in Tai-chi and who consequently have dsmaged their knees. Maybe consulting with another instrucor who can observe your posture would help?

Piffpaffpoff Sat 17-Feb-18 08:51:09

I feel worse if I take glucosamine, which is irritating. I’ve tried it on three separate occasions now, for about a week each time and it just doesn’t agree with me unfortunately.

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