No working out today. Today was a rest day. The funny thing is all I can think about is working out. I am really enjoying it. I’ll admit my muscles are a little tired after 50 push ups yesterday but I drank enough water that they weren’t sore.
Tim’s Tip #3 – If your muscles are sore, you didn’t drink enough water period.
Many people have told me that they did, in fact, drink a lot of water but their muscles are still sore. I’m not buying it. I’ve heard from professional trainers that you must drink a ton of water to flush out the toxins that your muscles release when you work out or else you will be sore. I’ve experimented and found this to be completely true. I have done P90X for 45 minutes (and I’m out of shape), drank a ton of water and not been sore the next day. I have also done lesser workouts and not drank enough water and been extremely sore the following day.
Wednesdays are very busy for me so I decided that they would be my rest day each week. I thought to myself a few times, “I could do a workout set right now” but decided not to. I need the rest in my legs and arms so I took a day off. Tomorrow I’ll get back to working out and do 2-3 days in a row before I take another rest day.