Then you try and move. Ouch. It feels like someone is digging their elbow deep into your leg muscles. Move another inch and you might just cry.
More after the break
Failing to follow any recovery strategies after 90 minutes at the weekend has left your body fatigued, sore and achy. This, is the last thing you need.
Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do after a game or training session to help you avoid these pains.
Millwall’s head physio, Bobby Bacic, is here to share his expert advice and make those Monday mornings a little bit easier.
Bobby Bacic was speaking at the Science + Football Conference. This year's conference is on Wednesday, April 30 at the London Soccer Dome. For more information visit www.scienceandfootball.com
For more recovery tips see:
Recovery rules for football
Recovery: A how to guide
Shane Long's rules to recovery
Micah Richards: Recharge your batteries for the next game
Post match recovery starts here...
Bobby Zamora on recovery
Bedtime at the Theatre of Dreams
How to sleep yourself sharp