Originally Posted by Garrett Smith
General joint soreness after months of hard training....I tend to look at adrenal fatigue issues, as in the adrenals are not making enough cortisol/cortisone (the body's strongest anti-inflammatory) to keep you out of discomfort....The sign that this is adrenally-related goes hand-in-hand with your account of what happens in your athletic endeavors. Bell rings or set starts, adrenals kick in what they can, you feel better for a little while. You start resting, the pain settles back in.
Your assessment sounds spot on. I will look into the ASI. What is the treatment? Are you saying this is something I can fix/prevent by getting my adrenals back in balance rather than having to rest for a week or two?
Sounds like something a round of steroids (non-anabolic) may fix... If so, is that good to take steroids to clear up the problem then keep training. I always thought this was my body trying to tell me I should rest before I blow out a shoulder or elbow.