Since I started SWF and beta-alanine I’ve been having a few bouts with tendonitis in my elbows and a few strained muscles(actually the same muscle in my back, twice). I chalk this up with some intense lifting combined with an ability to increase the workload(thanks to SWF and BA), while being on a low carb diet.
It’s possibly since I’ve been losing fat, that I might not have been getting the nutrients I need to keep healthy ligaments, joints, etc(despite using fish oil).
SWF and BA are definately doing their job, however, my training is getting railed way to much with these injuries. I’m going on some glucosamine supplements soon to see if that will allow me to keep on workin’ through this.
My question is, when you guys start taking a supplement that allows for a greater workload(SWF,BA,creatine,etc), how do you get your body to adapt to the extra work in terms of stress on joints and recovery?
This cutting cycle is proving to be my first truly successful one(lost probably 2.5 inches off my waist since I started in January), and also the most frustrating because of the injuries.