why do i keep pulling muscles and not healing?

Illtemper

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I dont know whats going on lately as the title says i keep pulling muscles or something. Perfect example, some how while i was doing chest on the hammer machine i pulled something in my neck. Felt like when you sleep fucked up and your neck has that twinge.. It felt like that, so i stretched it out a bit and continued with lighter weight.. Today a week later i can still feel it........ I only went to the gym once during the week to do legs since im realizing im not healing...

a month ago maybe longer i pulled something in my forearm and now doing any work that involves the bicep on my right arm is killing me.. I thought i was over training but im getting plenty of down time since im trying to figure this out. I dont sleep well which i know is a problem but would it cause this much of an issue??


If feel like after i turned 34 my body is trying to make me stop....... I dont wanna stop lifting! But all these pains are adding up and making me think i should stop for a bit. Im just affraid if i stop i wont wanna get back into it.................


This might be a dumb question but for me so far i have been on HRT for 2yrs and mostly i have been feeling good just lately in the last few months it seems that i cant heal like i used to even a yr ago... Can being on T for a certain amount of time like this effect your bodies healing?

all my levels are in check and good actually i increased my T to see if it would help and i havent noticed anything so far.............

anyone have any ideas as to what i can do???


diet wise i eat pretty clean and only eat steak chicken, ground turkey, eggs (lot of eggs) brown rice, potatos, wheat pasta, and veggies.......
fast food is a minimal thing for me........

as i mentioned ive been taking it easy so i have only been hitting it a couple times a week at this point..... any ideas????
 

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Don't look to drugs for an answer. You need soft tissue work. Massage, ART, Graston etc... Welcome to your thirties.
 

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do you stretch prior to working out?
I dont as my body is hot from labor at my job
but I do suggest stretches intended to stretch the major muscle groups


and massages to unkink tendon/muscle tightness.
 

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Everyone is different I guess. I'm 49 and banging it out 6 days a week with no troubles. **Knock on wood**
 

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Don't look to drugs for an answer. You need soft tissue work. Massage, ART, Graston etc... Welcome to your thirties.

Just wait...........30's are nothing compared to 50.
 

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I dont know whats going on lately as the title says i keep pulling muscles or something. Perfect example, some how while i was doing chest on the hammer machine i pulled something in my neck. Felt like when you sleep fucked up and your neck has that twinge.. It felt like that, so i stretched it out a bit and continued with lighter weight.. Today a week later i can still feel it........ I only went to the gym once during the week to do legs since im realizing im not healing...

a month ago maybe longer i pulled something in my forearm and now doing any work that involves the bicep on my right arm is killing me.. I thought i was over training but im getting plenty of down time since im trying to figure this out. I dont sleep well which i know is a problem but would it cause this much of an issue??


If feel like after i turned 34 my body is trying to make me stop....... I dont wanna stop lifting! But all these pains are adding up and making me think i should stop for a bit. Im just affraid if i stop i wont wanna get back into it.................


This might be a dumb question but for me so far i have been on HRT for 2yrs and mostly i have been feeling good just lately in the last few months it seems that i cant heal like i used to even a yr ago... Can being on T for a certain amount of time like this effect your bodies healing?

all my levels are in check and good actually i increased my T to see if it would help and i havent noticed anything so far.............

anyone have any ideas as to what i can do???


diet wise i eat pretty clean and only eat steak chicken, ground turkey, eggs (lot of eggs) brown rice, potatos, wheat pasta, and veggies.......
fast food is a minimal thing for me........

as i mentioned ive been taking it easy so i have only been hitting it a couple times a week at this point..... any ideas????

I stopped using machines years ago for this very reason. Machines lock you into a movement that is designed for everyone, using free weights and cables allows your own geometry to work, not that of the machine.

I've trained injured or around injuries since I was 19. Over 30 years of little pulls and strains to repairs requiring surgery. You have to change up to adapt.

And yes there come a time when we sinply don't recover as fast, hence over training happens causing these nagging pulls and strains.

Less weight, slower reps/fewer sets for a few weeks of 1/2 your potential training duration is what I would do.
 

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Lately I've been doing machines cause I have been working out one arm at a time while doing static hold with the other. Hence causes you to use a lot less weight but the contraction is greater.. Doing this causes you to as I said use less weight but also work slowly.. It's works great and I've been doing this because of these pains. Figure using less weight would be better. So far though I can not get past these pain issues....


Still it seems as if something is off to cause this fatigue/ muscle soreness..
I've simply never had recouping problems like this before so I don't know what to do... I'm not looking towards drugs as the answer, I was hoping it would help though.....
 

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I'd jump on the stationary bike for 5 mins prior to every workout. This will get your heart pumping blood throughout your body, and warming up your muscles. My shoulders can be problematic personally, so I usually do a couple of light rotator cuff exercises next. Takes me an extra 7 mins totals (5 on the bike), but well worth it.
 
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