By request – Recovery Techniques – addendum

I’ve mentioned the FITT principle before, Frequency Intensity Type Time This comes into avoiding DOMS in quite a significant way, and I can’t quite believe I missed it off the first post – it deserves its own little addendum as it’s fairly important. If you look at your training schedule – those 4 things are fairly key in working it out. If you go ahead and change any one of those 4 things significantly in any given workout, (small increments are fine, I’m talking about quantum shifts), or if you change to a higher level on more than one of … Continue reading

By request – Recovery Techniques

So. I ache. I was out flipping tyres and throwing medicine balls around yesterday, and although I warmed down a bit, I didn’t really do any recovery – hence, I ache. Generally at the end of a session it’s common to think that you can’t be bothered to do a cool down, or you don’t have time – you shoot off and do something else, and it’s not until the next day that you curse yourself for a fool as you wander around the house trying to make a coffee with what feels like battery acid coursing around your veins. … Continue reading

DOMS – an explanation this time

It has been brought to my attention that I did not really explain DOMS in my last post. I looked at it today and realised that its very short, and just talks about me. Hmmm, maybe this time I might be able to give a bit more information as to what it is, why it happens, and how to avoid it. DOMS stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. It is the feeling of painful, tired muscles that you get maybe 24, maybe even 48 hours after hard, unaccustomed exercise. You think you’ve got away with it, and then all of … Continue reading


Ouch.So I should have spent more time stretching out, and should definitely have done some kind of recovery workout after the Herod Farm race.My calves feel cramped and the whole posterior chain from achilles to Glutes feel like they need to be stretched out on a rack.I foam rollered this morning, and got on the turbo trainer to get some blood moving through them, but still there is residual soreness.That’ll learn me. Tim ps. DOMS is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness