Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I've been working out at the gym consistently for over a month now. So far, it's been pretty fun! I've discovered that my gym has a step class. The instructor keeps it very low impact, but it's still intense. Afterwards, there's a 10 minute ab section. The best part about the ab section is that it doesn't hurt my hip at all. It's not your traditional crunches. More planks, side planks, and pilates type movements. This class is definitely a keeper!
The kickboxing class is also good. As long as I keep it low impact, it's fun. Sometimes she'll add two long running/walking segments in between instead of the choreographed parts. It's nice that she's switching things up.
As for weights, I've just been sort of doing my own thing, not really sticking to a program. Mostly split routines, upper and lower body, supersetting and pyramiding up. I feel that since I'm mostly confined to the gym that this would be a good time to start New Rules of Lifting for Women. I've had the book for over a year, and I haven't even cracked it open yet. Shame on me! Of course, I still have a few strength DVDs at home that don't take up a lot of space. I think I'm almost afraid to do anything lower body at the gym that isn't on a machine, because I'm afraid I'll hurt myself. Past injuries and current disabilities make me very afraid to try anything too strenuous, because I'll be in pain for days.