February 16, 2020

DOMS…..Excuse me what did you say?


Have you ever heard someone use the word “DOMS”? The first time I did, I thought I was hearing a foreign language or that the person just didn’t know how to talk! Then it hit me, they were using an acronym for something fitness related (as I do frequently now). So what did I do? My normal…I RESEARCHED!! This is what I learned…

DOMS, also known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is common after exercise (post-training) and it is not related to lactic acid buildup, but stems from muscle fiber damage. It refers to the gradually increasing discomfort that occurs between 24 and 48 hours after activity and it is perfectly normal! DOMS is a common result of physical activity that stresses the muscle tissue beyond what it is accustomed to.  DOMS should not limit or affect your training, although one’s pain threshold will dictate training intensity while experiencing it.

supplementsThere are many things you can do to help limit the duration of DOMS…some natural supplements help, like Omega 3, Quercetin, Arginine, Glutamine,  and CLA. Or simply by upping  your antioxidants and your water consumption should help.  DON’T use things like ibuprofen though, try to keep it natural.


Another way is cardio at a steady state is great due to getting oxygen and blood flow to the area…which aides in recovery NATURALLY! Charles Poliquin writes that “sometimes very light, low intensity cardio the day after a heavy intense workout can help with DOMS.” There have been no studies that say working out with DOMS causes harm to you or your muscles.

So a good starting point is LOTS of water during the day (stay hydrated), a good all-round multivitamin, and then natural supplements taken pre/post training, stretching well before sleep, and then some low intensity steady state cardio the next morning.

Don’t be afraid of DOMS, I promise…they are a good thing!!

Back at it….

Well starting yesterday I’m back at serious training, including eating the right way. Two months strict then I’ll cut back and even things out. I’m also back in college classes…19 months to go till graduation!

So I figured I would track my progress back on here…

May 1
AM training
strength train – shoulders
30 min StairMaster
30 min Bike

PM Training
Insanity DVD 30mins
100 push-ups

May 2
60 min Elliptical
100 push-ups

My gym time…IS MINE…Back the hell up!!

I don’t know about most of you, but when I go to the gym…I could give a shit why anyone else is there…if the gym is completely full or empty…my training still happens! I don’t go to flippin’ socialize or meet a guy! I could care less what I look like…I have no makeup on, my hair is pulled back into a ponytail and a ball cap is on (low). My headphones are in and my music is up loud (basically so I don’t hear you talk crap). I don’t wear the latest fashion in workout gear, nor do I show off any part of my body.  I get in there and do what I went there to do…TRAIN! Whether I am working on my legs, arms, chest, back or just doing cardio…I am there FOR ME..not you! So back off!

I have had the joys of (excuse the term) fucktards come up to me and bother me. I have had a “so-called” personal trainer poke my ass and say it is getting tighter! WTF! The same one also came over (before my accident) while I was training on the bike, and pulled out one side of my earphones, to let me know I was cycling all wrong, my form was terrible. Ummm…HELLO SHITHEAD…I am on mile 65 (yes 65!) and I have 4 12inch long rods in my lower back…SERIOUSLY…you just screwed my cadence!! Do you even know what a flippin’ cadence is? Let me know when you can out bike me and walk the next day and then MAYBE JUST MAYBE I will listen to you!! FUCKER!!!

At my old gym, I got looks from the guys because a female was in the FREE weights section…REALLY…someone might as well use them since you all are so busy staring in the mirrors, talking/texting on your cell or commenting about how u would like to tap that girl that just walked past (oh, ya know the one…full of makeup, hair done, barely dressed and not an ounce of sweat on her…I am shocked she owns some type of running shoe!!)!  I loved the ones who couldn’t understand how I could go from a Power Clean, to push-ups, to Kettle-bell swings, to squats…5 times…it’s called a FUCKING WORKOUT! I know it’s a strange thing to see at a gym…someone ACTUALLY working out!!

You are probably wondering what has spawned this blog…well it happened yet again today! I was doing the leg press and two morons decided they were going to stand there chatting it up…well when I did my set and then went and did my set at the calf machine…they started to take my weight off the leg press…hence my earplug came out and I stated I wasn’t done. They decided to get all pissy…and I told them to get a life (oh and meanwhile there was the other leg press completely open and free to use!). Well I did my sets to failure…and cleaned up the area and continued on…I did 3 more types of leg workouts then hit the elliptical for some cardio…here is the hysterical part…I looked over at where the leg press is at when I got off the elliptical (30 mins later) and the same two morons where STILL standing in the exact same spot, never once even touching the machine nor doing anything else but talking! At least there jaws, mouth and tongues got a workout today!

All right…I’m done for now….thanks for listening to me rant!! LOL

Holy Crap…it’s happening!!!

So I  have A TON TO TELL!!!

FIRST ~ I am back in the gym doing WODs!! I got back in there on Saturday! It felt great…all my strength work was right on target, but OMG my cardio…I think I was going to die!! It’s nice to know that my muscle takes time to get weak, but my heart decides to fall off the face of the earth immediately!! LOL!!

SECOND ~ Lauren and Tim found this awesome space for the box…and today we got everything in writing. Now it just is up to the Cali guys! It’s happening…we are going to start helping people change their lives…not just their bodies, but everything…their minds, their attitudes, their families…EVERYTHING!! I can’t wait to watch the transformations and hear the testimonies!!! We are so gonna have a testimonies wall!!!

So here are the WODs from Saturday and today!

Saturday ~
Strength Work~
1×20 Push Press @ 75
1×20 Back Squat @ 100
1×20 Bench Press @ 75

4 Rounds For Time: 16:41
25 Push-ups
25 Squats
25 KBS @ 30
25 Sit-ups

CFE ~  Bike
4×440 ~ 1) 1:12    2) 1:02    3) 1:03    4) 0:54

Today ~
Strength Work ~
5×5 Shoulder Press (45-50-60-70-75)
5×5 Hang Clean (45-55-65-75-80)

Tabata (20 secs on 10 secs off) 8 rounds – Score lowest
Pullups – 9
Push-ups – 8
Situps – 12
Squats – 14

I really need to do a lot of cardio work to get me back to where I was! I get out of breath really quick…it sucks!!! I will get there!!! I am just glad to be back!!! WOO HOO!!! And it was great having LL there pushing me!!