"Clear Muscle" Trial & The Workout That Gave Me Debilitating DOMS!

So I think I may have went a little overboard Wednesday with it being my first real leg workout after my deload week...I woke up with horrible DOMS the next day. Like, I have not had this kind of soreness in probably years. I mean, I couldn't even sleep well last night because every time I would move my legs it was so painful!
Here's what I did-

1)Squat jumps: 3x5
2)Squats: 155x 2x6/135x10
3)BB hip thrusts: 125x12/145x10/155x10/10
4)Single leg front loaded reverse lunges: 75x4x8
5a)Glute ham raise: 3x12
5b)Ball pike: 3x12
6a)Cable pullthroughs: 3x15
6b)Mini band walks: 2x12 lateral/2x15 forward
Finisher: 70 walking lunges

I tried to stay active yesterday as much as could, and it feels a somewhat better today. If I'm not recovered by tomorrow, I'll definitely have to modify my workout and maybe just do some light prowlers or something depending on how I feel. I think it may have been the walking lunges that did it! Don't know what I was thinking!

Well, I'm excited to say that I am participating in MuscleTech's 3 month "Clear Muscle" trial! As a part of team MuscleTech they are sending me 3 free bottles to sample and asking that I log my progress and results along the way, which I'll be doing on bodybuilding.com's forum:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=162051243&p=1248078553#post1248078553

 
So what is Clear Muscle? It is a muscle building compound called BetaTor, which is a free acid derivative of HMB. From what I understand, it basically stops catabolism(muscle breakdown). Here is how it works, according to MuscleTech.com:
 
"Once in the muscle, the compound in CLEAR MUSCLE™ activates the anabolic (musclebuilding) process in the muscle called the “p70S6k/mTOR” pathway. This is the universal pathway that must be activated for a muscle to build itself up. The compound also works on a separate pathway – the ubiquitin-proteosome-proteolytic pathway (UPPP), helping to shut down its activity. Normally, when the UPPP is activated, your muscle is broken down (catabolism). But because the compound shuts down (inhibits) the UPPP, muscle breakdown is decreased. So in short, every dose of CLEAR MUSCLE™ amps up your protein synthesis in the muscle while also decreasing muscle breakdown, putting you in the perfect state to build more muscle"
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I will admit, I was a little leary of it at first...a muscle building pill?  However, after getting some info on it, it seems legit to me, and I'm willing to give it a try!
 
Here is my "Day 1" progress photo. I'm currently about 120lbs on my scale at work. My goal is to hopefully put on some muscle(most legs and butt!) and increase my lifts. We'll see how it goes!
 


Comments

  1. thanks for sharing your workout sweetie :) the DOMs after my week off from the gym were insane, too :) i remember telling you that. i planned to do my second leg day saturday, but couldn't even move so had to go to sunday instead :) crazy what a week off can do! :) HA

    so excited to follow along your journey with you! so exciting :)

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