I'm one of those people who's tried most of the supplements that have come and gone over the years (remember "Hot Stuff"?), and have gotten the same results from most of them that you have. Nothing. Even when I wanted to see results so badly that you'd think I'd at least get a placebo effect!
So, I'm definitely not one to jump in with complete and total optimism and expect great results when I try a supplement. This is why I'm such a fan of Biotest's products, and the company's neverending quest to do more and do it better.
But anyway, I've been doing Chad's ABBHP, along with alot of you. Only thing was, when I started, I thought I was in pretty good shape after the Hot-Rox contest, but quickly found out that my half-assed, every-so-often workouts after the contest weren't doing the trick and I was out of shape big time!
And because I've been hitting the program with all the ferocity I could muster (and my "off" days have been anything but off), I have been one sore son of a bitch. Pretty much everything but my toes.
So last night, before bed, I took my first dose of ZMA. Not the first ever, as I've used it before and enjoyed a great night's sleep, but the first in a couple of years.
And I know the attitude about ZMA is "Yeah, it's OK. Gives you a good night's sleep with some pretty vivid dreams. Yep, pretty good stuff."
Well, this morning I stepped out of bed all prepared to do my little "wounded chicken" walk. You know, that walk where your thighs, calves, glutes, achilles tendons, etc. are so tight and stiff that your first few steps are similar to a chicken that's trying to walk after being spun around in circles by it's feet and then thrown against the wall of a barn.
Well I'll be damned if I didn't just......well, walk! Normally!
The change was really that dramatic. I know the soreness and stiffness eventually goes away, but this was too quick, too sudden. And the only thing I did differently was to take three ZMA capsules.
Definitely interesting (not to mention surprising), and definitely worth the measly $14.95 for a month's supply.
Anybody got any favorite remedies for extreme stiffness/soreness?