That's definitely on the list of things to test.
I lifted a lot yesterday, and would normally be sore by now. Instead I rode my bike to the park and did a ton of arm work at max intensity without any sign of fatigue. Is this really from my new electrolyte supplementation or did I just get lucky somehow? Anybody else have this experience?
i haven't done any strict experimentation, but i am convinced that magnesium (potassium makes sense too...i should make sure i'm getting that) helps with DOMS. i'm noticing a considerable difference in recovery time between when i know i'm getting good amounts of those supplements (or food sources) and when i'm not. i've been doing new WODs all week, and the magnesium that i'm popping is the only reason i can still walk, i think.
I can never remember good sources of potassium, besides bananas, which I don't eat a lot of.
I gave up on food as a source of electrolytes. It's clear I need unnatural levels of electrolytes. My kidneys are probably trashed from years of bad living. So I'm taking 730 mg of potassium chloride and 400mg magnesium sulfate daily. And STILL no soreness. Apparently, I just became a machine.
Or you are getting used to your training. DOMS should not be a regular part of training,it just indicates you are doing something new. If you do SS or a similar program, you don't get any DOMS after a while, you just get deeply fatigued. Alternatively, maybe you are a T3000 cyborg.
If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/
Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )
I have been tracking my food at Fitday. Potassium is one mineral that I notice is low on my primal diet! So I do a little research on vitamin sups and find that it is very low in multivitamin formulations apparently because it can be dangerous in high amounts? This is true? (seems a very large amount can stop your heart) I am taking 300 mg Potassium Citrate now and am thinking of bumping it up to 500 mg daily. Thoughts? Is there a danger on a continuous basis? Seems the paleo/primal diet is low unless you eat a lot from the veggie/fruit side of things.
I am eating roughly 65% fat, 25% protein 10% carbs. I have metabolic syndrome and am working to eliminate it.
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READ THE BOOK! ...as Robb Wolf says: "Trying to convince people to save their own ass will burn you out."
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