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Curses! Pizza owns me; DOMS.

Saturday, June 25, 2005 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

June
25
2005

So last night was my free meal. Some of you may recall that I decided I was going to switch things up and have something besides pizza for my free meal for a while. You know, try something new. Add a little variety to my weekly indulgence. I mean, after eating pizza for practically all of my cheat meals over the past 2 years, you’d think I’d be sick of it by now, right? Sigh…

So last night rolls around, and the hamburger and fries that I had planned just didn’t sound as good as… what else? Pizza. I reasoned that it was the one meal every week where there are no dietary restrictions, so why settle for a burger when pizza sounded better? So, pizza it was. It was awesome, but boy am I ever bloated this morning! Pepperoni pizza makes me very thirsty and I usually retain a lot of water due to the high amount of sodium in it. Last night just before bed I must have drank a gallon of water, and I only got up to use the bathroom once.

I’m going to push my pecs/delts/triceps workout off until tomorrow. As expected, the soreness in my legs is at its apex this morning and I want my body to recover a bit more before I hit another large group of muscles. Lest anyone think I’m complaining about the soreness, I’m not! I tortured my legs on Thursday after several months off from training them. I hit them extremely hard, and I did it on purpose knowing full well that I was going to be very, very sore this weekend.

I love DOMS, and I actually enjoy being sore. I know that DOMS is not necessarily an indication of progress – some people don’t get very sore at all no matter how hard they train, while others (like me) tend to get extremely sore after a good workout. If I don’t get sore, I feel like I didn’t work hard enough. Again, this is me and my body I’m talking about. I’m not saying that you have to get sore to make progress – I’m only saying that I do! I have to make that point very clear, because every time I talk about soreness I always get a flood of emails that say stuff like, “I never get sore, son, and I make HUGE gains!”

Of course I take some supplements that help mitigate the soreness: Chondroitin, Glucosamine, MSM and especially AtLarge’s ETS shorten the amount of time I’m sore by a significant margin.

It’s raining here today, I can barely walk and I’m not working out… sounds like a movie day to me! Have fun and enjoy your Saturday!

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