You will be able to find the video to last night’s workout shortly on my youtube channel. In case you don’t get a chance to check it out, let me know explain. I had a basketball game at 9:30 last night. I have been sticking with my goal of getting 8 hours per night (of sleep) every night so far and my goal was 6/7 nights. I knew that last night would be the one night I didn’t get 8 hours. So I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do what I used to do in highschool, workout after my game. There were a few reasons for this, one was to relive the good old days of my high school basketball career. My HS Coach, Paul Parker, died suddenly two nights ago so in a way, this was a tribute. Second, I need to force myself out of my comfort zone every so often, it is good for my mind. Lastly and the one that I am concerned about when it comes to my athletes, is recovery. I wanted to experience how my legs and knees would feel if I got a lower body workout in right after my game. I knew that this knowledge could be used with my teams and clients, so I had to take advantage of it. My legs were already warm from the game and it was not a heavy lower body day, just a speed day. I have read from other strength coaches that in season, it helps recovery to lift right after competition. So I smoked my lower body for about 40 minutes until the clock hit midnight and then called it a night. To my pleasure, my legs felt great this morning and my knees felt even better, a rarity after playing a game. I theorize that the increased blood flow to the lower body helped to flush out the toxins and bring much needed nutrients to aid in recovery. Keep this in mind next time you are sore from an athletic event. I will be sure to continue experimenting and to bring you the results of my underground lab.