My Spirit is Willing, My Back it is Strong

Stole the tittle from wave or wave, a song by the great Jim Payne. I know, I know. There's supposed to be a post about tennis elbow treatment. It's coming. I have a valid excuse. The past two weeks were the olympics, and I'm Canadian. Enough said? Sorry folks, I found it incredibly hard to sit myself down on the computer and research/write while the olympics were on the go. Stick with me. I got some good posts lined up.

Aside from that, I have wicked DOMS. For those of you new to the exercise game, DOMS are Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Maybe that's an idea for an article, hmm. One thing at a time Brandon. Ok, so basically, DOMS are soreness you get the day after/day after the day after working out. Most likely you've all experienced it to some degree. Like when your lower back is sore a couple of days after shovelling. Anyway, my upper back and shoulders are SORE!

The funny thing about DOMS is that you kinda like them, or at least I do. It's like that good soreness you feel after a great game of basketball, or cutting a load of wood - it's the soreness of physical accomplishment, and that's why it feels good. Damned if I won't complain about it though. Good or not, soreness is soreness. If you're curious, it is a result of bent over rows, jump shrugs, and upright seated rows. Now, before you bust my chops on  shrugs being an isolation exercise I'll counter you in saying that it's in element of the power clean and I'm also jumping. 

Ok, so that's about all I have to say for today. Anyone else out there have DOMS? let me know in the comments below.

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