And, I’m going HEAVY.
Now, I could give an entire lesson here on why training heavy is important...yes, even for you weight-loss-focused people...but I'll save that for another lesson.
Anyway, I’m not only going heavy, but I’m also going S-L-O-W...specifically on the eccentric portion of the reps. Not super slow, but slow enough...
FYI, I’m using a 3-1-X tempo.
That means I lower for 3 seconds. Pause for 1 second. Then lift as quickly (controlled) as I can.
Between the loads and the tempo, this type of workout can elicit some extra soreness the next day...
So, this morning Jen (my wife) asked me, "Are you sore today?"
Actually, no, I'm not.
Does that mean I didn't train hard enough yesterday?
Quite the contrary. I trained my ass off.
But, I do a variety of things to help speed up recovery as well as decrease or even eliminate next-day soreness (aka, delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS for short)...
One of which is to take Muscle Aid.
Now, I'm not saying this supplement is a magic bullet or anything. It doesn't always completely eliminate DOMS.
It is interesting though that Jen is really sore and she forgot to take it yesterday. 😉
Again, it's not just the Muscle Aid, although my clients who use it notice a difference...
I also drink plenty of water and eat enough protein to support my workouts. I cool down and stretch after my workouts. And, I go for a post-workout walk with my dogs...and one or two more later in the day.
I have made a promise to myself in 2023 that I would do 10 minutes of mobility per day, and it has made a huge difference. I’ve only missed 2 days so far this year.
So, if you find yourself a little too sore for comfort after your workouts:
- Make sure you're eating enough protein and drinking plenty of water
- Don't skip the cool-down and stretch (if possible with your schedule)
- Get some movement throughout the day
- Take Muscle Aid
By the way, Muscle Aid is on sale this month. If you want to order online for delivery to your door, click here.
FYI, Muscle Aid is also part of Eniva's 7-Day Detox Kit (for different reasons). If you want to order online for delivery to your door, click here.
If you have any questions about Eniva products & which might be right for you, simply email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'd be happy to set up some time to chat.
- Coach Michelle