Sun 22 Jul 2012
I did a shoulder/arms/leg press WOW with Ed and Sherry on 7/13/12. I recovered quickly even though it was only 5 days since the prior WOW.
MedX Overhead Press
Rear deltoid fly-Jrep halves
Thick Bar Biceps Curl
EZ Bar Reverse Curl
Nautilus Plate Load Triceps
MedX Leg Press
After an 8 day respite I did a chest/back/leg press routine.
Lumbar Extension on SSS Pulldown
MedX Leg Press (with end stop technique)
MedX Chest Press
Nautilus Pullover with SS retrofits
MedX Row with SS fall-off cam
I felt very strong. However, today I am sore, hammered and irritable. My recent experience seems to suggest that recovery is somewhat trainable as opposed to being just a linear concept. Another possibility is that full recovery actually permits a higher level of performance that is simply more difficult to recover from in the acute phase. I suspect it is actually a combination of the two. Subjectively I would quantitate it as 20% deconditioning and 80% increased output, but that is entirely based on feel. I know others have enough experience in this game to have some input, so let me know what you think.
Post your WOW’s and your thoughts.