Round Two – Day 33: Thankful for DOMS!

Round Two – Day 34: Yoga X

Remember that unbearable soreness that we all felt during our first week of P90X? That was delayed onset muscle syndrome. When you work out new muscle groups that have been hibernating, they wake up screaming! The pain and soreness usually lasts between five to seven days, then you will only feel the “good soreness” from a solid workout.

Well, adding running into my round two P90X schedule reacquainted me with my old friend, D.O.M.S.. My knees have been killing me all day and I was in so much pain last night, that I couldn’t fall asleep until 4:00 a.m. OUCH! I thought that I might have pulled something, or screwed up my knees from overuse. I did run pretty far for my first time out.

Thankfully, I completed Yoga X this evening and the pain went away! It’s a miracle! Well, actually, working the muscles just allowed them to release, and break up the acid that was collecting and causing me pain. Yoga and good hyrdration cured me for the day, and that is how I know that the pain is D.O.M.S. and not an injury!

Diet went well.

Tip of the day: If you are in your first week, or are working new muscle groups, try to squeeze your workouts into your morning routine. The sooner you exercise, the sooner you will get relief from delayed onset muscle syndrome.

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