Day 7 of my return to Brazilian JiuJitsu training, and it appears that the effect of DOMS lingers on. I suppose it will subside soon enough. DOMS = Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Just fancy physiologist talk for that unrelenting muscle ache one gets approximately 48-72 hours post-exercise. No one’s been able to pinpoint what exactly […]
Hyponatremia: Swimming in a Saltless Sea.
As one can imagine, Nov. 6th being just around the corner, runners everywhere are putting the finishing touches on their pre-marathon conditioning (that is, if they haven’t injured themselves in the process). Those who’ve been lucky, determined, or smart enough to survive this far have yet another obstacle to overcome, albeit on race day. H […]
C.H.E.K. Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself.
So in having dinner with Dr. Warden and the Evil Russian last evening (with our respective better halves), Paul Chek’s name came up. Dr. Warden asked me what I thought of Paul Chek, and I had to fight my impulse to say,”That guy is an absolute maniac and he’s going to hurt someone one of […]
How Personal Training is Like Buddhism.
Note: Let me preface this post – I am an elitist snob who believes in giving detailed explanations and having an intimidating grasp of one’s craft. This post is in no way meant to denigrate the teachings of Buddhism, nor is it meant to poke fun at the Buddhist method of asking seemlingly random questions […]