After ride help

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After ride help

Postby Littlebigmatt » Thu Mar 22, 2012 01:04 am

Hi guys, i was wondering if any of you could help me, i've been into mountain biking for a fair while now, but have recently started doing longer rides like 20/30 mile rides regularly and the next day my legs feel like led weights and i was wondering if there were any ways of maybe making them less achey/heavy feeling, or if i just need to keep at it until they are used to it. Cheers Matt

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Re: After ride help

Postby .blitz » Thu Mar 22, 2012 09:05 am

There are a few things that help (me)

* stretching after a ride
* recovery drink i.e Goodness Shakes or make your own with some milk.
* cold water shower on the legs

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Re: After ride help

Postby JoshMcIntyre » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:45 am

It's called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). It will go away eventually when your body adapts to it. A few things that will help are:

self massage (foam rolling)
static stretching (make sure you warm-up first)
adequate nutrients (protein, fats and carbodhydrates)
plenty of water

Hope this helps!

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Re: After ride help

Postby Rushmore » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:40 am

Water.... lots of water...

Bananas and making sure you eat a good carby and protien filled meal within about half an hour of finishing..

( i usually eat pasta or baked potato with tuna... )
Always remember.... Wherever you go, there you are.

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Re: After ride help

Postby Chinley Churner » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:07 am

All of the above plus an easy recovery ride the day after... it should be flat, stick in the middle chain-ring and, if grannies are overtaking you on there shopping bikes, you're going the right speed. Just spin the legs like this for 30-60 mins and your legs will feel much better.

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Re: After ride help

Postby nhtravel1 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 21:33 pm

drink lots of water with fresh lemon squeezed in and bananas for the potassium.

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