So, I've been taking 1gr ofa day for the last 10/15 days (don't remember)
because I had 50gr of it sitting here for the longest time, I didn't wanna toss it..
Since the stuff makes me sleepy I've been dosing it 500mg first thing in the morning
(enough coffee gets rid of the sleepiness and I'm too damn busy anyway during the day)
and another 500mg post workout (which is midnight, so the sleepiness is welcome)
Now, I've noticed only one thing while on it, which is
I was getting slightly less DOMS, and since I workout every day
this allowed me to use more weight and overall push more.
Actually, the weight increased quite a bit, broke few PRs and
went up on every exercise, this on top of turning my only day off in a legit wo day.
It seems all good right?
I'm not sure.. I mean, obviously more weight and more reps means strength increase
(due to a better recovery since recovery IS my worst enemy because I just trash my own self everyday)
and more muscle growth.
But let's take yesterday's wo for example, it was back day (well, one of 'em in my week..)
after warming up my first two exercises are the heaviest ones, bb t-bar rows and then one arm db rows.
Overload is just a metaphor for me with these two exercises, I just *love* the pain on my back and lats
and when I'm done with these two I literally feel like I'm growing wings. I literally go for the maximum amount
of pain i can possibly stand. Then the rest of the workout proceeds...
Obviously this causes me insane DOMS for the following 2/3 days.
Yesterday I broke my PR on bb t-rows, out of excitement I picked up the bar AGAIN at the last set,
and nailed 2 more reps on top of the new PR. Same goes for db rows, went up with weights
and and and..
So according to what usually happens DOMS should have been much worse, if anything, the same right?
Instead, I'm not that sore today (which makes me slightly pissed)..
So after all this boring paragraph, my question is:
if reduces muscle inflammation, does it means it slows down muscle growth somehow?
I mean, I damage my muscle in the gym busting my a## but if agmatine reduces the damages produced
by the training, doesn't it the same as my workout was less " "?
I am pretty sure I'm missing a very simple point here because I sense the answer is "no" but please,
educate me on this