I’m 49 years old. I had a check-up one month ago. The verdict was the first stage of BPH – benign prostatic hyperplasia – (prostate volume is 36 cm3). I also suffer from chronic prostatitis. I’ve been trying to run and apply your rule “fast – slow.” I’m sure I can see the result.I have a question for you. I work out 6 days a week (except Sundays), but I’ve been feeling excessive stiffness in the muscles of the legs recently. To tell you more, I force myself to start moving. Could you tell me how to react or avoid the pain, please?
The bad thing is that you don’t diversify the activities (running, swimming, walking). Everything turns into a routine. I am familiar with this state and it’s no good. You feel that stiffness, some heaviness while walking… You should stop jogging for 3-7 days until the elasticity of muscle tissueis fully restored and you have a desire to run again. While having a rest, warm up the muscles by doing short and slow exercises combined with diaphragmatic (abdominal) breathing. Combine this forced weekend with reasonable dietary restrictions.
Don’t do the same mistakes in the future! Excessive training provoked the stiffness of muscles, and thus a partial decline of blood supply to certain areas of tissue. If these muscles are located near the prostate, your efforts were made in vain.
Properly-organized training is the whole chain of actions. In the future, I advise you to pay great attention tothe pre-warm-up. Move slowly, reduce (if necessary) and adjust the distance of running or the length of the acceleration, and don’t forget to control the amplitude of breathing. The lack of oxygen during the movement – this is the cause of your problems.
Actually, I never obtrude my opinion, but it’s going to be hard to recover without the full knowledge summarized in the methodology “Living without BPH» https://adenomaprostate.com/en/articles/7. The amount of information is presented in such a way that the whole understanding is impossible without studying chapter number eight.
The rule «slow-fast» isn’t my invention. It’s enough to understand the physiology of the process and you‘ll understand immediately that this knowledge isn’t new. It’s good that you apply this rule. It helps to overcome BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).