Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Whey Protien and Muscle Pain

My post from yesterday has bring me to today’s post. Natural supplements. My body obviously does not like the diary that I have been consuming and I have a change of heart. I am tempted to use a Whey Protein shake as a after workout supplement. The main reason is that I have now completed the first week of my new workout program, and I can tell you that I am in pain. I had to resort to deep heat rubs, hot baths with salt and a pain killer on this Sunday when I went out to a wakeboarding trip with my man and his friends… here is what I have been doing

Bench Press
Bent Over Barbell Row
Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Skull Crushers
Barbell Curl
3 Sets
10reps x 20lbs
10reps x 50lbs
10reps x 20lbs (each hand)
10reps x 15lbs (each hand)
10reps x 40lbs (1set)
10reps x 30lbs (2sets)
Above does not include a warm up set
Barbell Squat

Stiff Legged Deadlift
Leg Extension
Lying Leg Curls
Standing Calf Raise
Exercise Ball Crunches
Lying Leg Raises
3 Sets
12reps x bar+20lb plates
12reps x bar+25lb plates
12reps x bar+25lb plates
(the bar is @ 45lbs I believe?)

12reps x 60lbs
12reps x 50lbs
12reps x 50lbs
12reps x 40lbs

 Anyway, I hope you get the idea. I will not bore you with the details (more than happy to share it if you are interested). On Sunday after my weakboarding session in the morning I went to the gym to do my lower body work out, which included 3sets of 100lbs Leg Press. I felt that I needed to give something to my body to help it recover, since I will be back in the gym the next day…

I then turned to my boyfriend and asked him if I could have a Whey protein shake. He give me a dose which I drank immediately after my workout. Today, I will be 100% honest with you. I am in minimal pain (I won’t even call it pain, it’s just a slight discomfort) but my legs do feel “weak”.

I have always been a skeptic with weight training supplements, I personally used to believe that REAL FOOD is much better for you and sport supplements users has brought into the marketing scam that they pump out to mainstream media.

I am revaluating my option with regards to taking supplements. As you see with my log above. They are not miniature weights for a 160cm 126lbs Asian Female. I am being realistic and asking myself, how can I do the workout and give it all I can without supplementation? I will let you know if I do go ahead with adding supplements to my current plan and what I thought of it!


  1. Interesting.
    When I started working out heavily and added weights to my routines I found I was often unusually achey and VERY hungry. Until I started drinking a good whey protein shake after workouts I got a lot more muscle cramps and was less able to manage my meals and hunger than I am now. A doctor I work with put it to me this way: that I couldn't really build muscle on the protein I was taking in on my regular diet so my body wasn't getting what it needed from me even when I was eating well. The extra protein helped a lot...I felt like I was cheating at first and didn't want to do the suppliment thing, but honestly? It works for me...I refuse to take any energy or enhancing suppliments, but extra protein sure does help in my case. Just a thought...

  2. @ Geosomin, I so hear you. I feel like I am cheating too. I mean, to me, it is just too good to be true that i am shifting so much weight (the latest recoard of my leg press was 150lbs) and not feel a thing the day after just because i am drinking a protein shake. I am still trying to get my head around it....