Severe DOMS on 5/3/1

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I guess its because I had Christmas off from lifting. I can do the workouts ok, but the two days after I ache quite badly. On my friday session it doesnt matter, but I spar on tuesdays so I dont want to be too wrecked from my monday session.

How would you solve this? just keep training and hope it goes away? Lower the weights? Miss off some of the assistance exercises? The pain is quite bad but its not that that bothers me, its the fact I have to miss other sessions that bothers me, especially at a time when im trying to find more time to add in extra anaerobic conditioning sessions
 
It'll reduce and pretty much go away once your body gets used to that workload. Give it a few weeks and you'll only be sore for one day, etc
 
yeah I know that will happen over time, but untill it does im missing sessions.
 
Man up? Just train through it. You're doing 3 days a week right? If your that sore just do minimum reps or leave 2-3 in the tank on big lifts so you can do AMAP. If you're doing lunges or BBB sets that are killing you take a set off until you acclimate.
 
I can train through it on other days, but I cant really spar through it. I will knock off some assistance reps. Its probably partly because im trying to lose weight too, hence less food
 
Man up? Just train through it. You're doing 3 days a week right? If your that sore just do minimum reps or leave 2-3 in the tank on big lifts so you can do AMAP. If you're doing lunges or BBB sets that are killing you take a set off until you acclimate.

2 days lifting, but training mon-fri all together
 
Sack up. It's not to hard to spar through DOMS. Get plenty of sleep, eat well, foam roll and use any othe recovery methods you prefer.
 
yeah I know that will happen over time, but untill it does im missing sessions.

You're missing sessions because you're choosing to miss them. Train through it. You might just feel better.
 
Listen to Keo. He is wise beyond his height.
 
3x skill training, 2xlifting on 531 really is extremely low volume..... As everyone has said... More ir less, might be a matter of "sacking up" for a bit
 
I tend to feel better when I'm sore and actually just go train. It is one of the only things that alleviates it. It does not mean you're injured, therefore, train.
 
Agreed. DOMS has little actual effect on training, and tends to go away with more use. If it's an issue, try some foam rolling after sessions. Helps a bit.
 
Listen to Keo. He is wise beyond his height.

He's wise because of his height, you infidel.

Anyway, working out helps to ease the pain of doms for me, cardio, lifting, etc. The first few minutes suck, but after that I'm fine.
 
I guess its because I had Christmas off from lifting. I can do the workouts ok, but the two days after I ache quite badly. On my friday session it doesnt matter, but I spar on tuesdays so I dont want to be too wrecked from my monday session.

How would you solve this? just keep training and hope it goes away? Lower the weights? Miss off some of the assistance exercises? The pain is quite bad but its not that that bothers me, its the fact I have to miss other sessions that bothers me, especially at a time when im trying to find more time to add in extra anaerobic conditioning sessions

DOMS should go away as you get back into a regular training schedule.

In a larger sense, I don't think there is a solution, though. You can't serve two masters at one time. I think everyone figures this out sooner or later. You are going to either learn to strike a balance where you are not pushing yourself 100% in either activity, or you are going to have to figure out which one is your priority and make concessions with the other when you need to.
 
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Get lots of sleep, and water, and naps. Naps are the secret to life.
 
Mark Rippetoe:
If you are so inflamed that you can't train, and ibuprofen and fish oil help with inflammation, maybe you'd better take the fucking ibuprofen and fish oil.
 
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