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1st recovery day from strength training

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The good news is that I'm only a little sore today. I suspect it may have something to do with my diet because I've read several times that on low-carb there is less build-up of lactic acid and therefore faster recovery. Time will tell.
This morning I did low-level cardio and decided to start taking advantage of my gym membership since I don't like running outside when it's dark.
I did 12 minutes elliptical, new to me, takes time to get used to; 12 minutes rowing machine which I enjoyed; 12 minutes treadmill uphill walking at incline of 8; 12 minutes of recumbent bicycle which I found very boring. I ended with 12 minutes of stretching.
heartrate was between 115-130, calories burned about 350
Hopefully I'll get some swimming in this afternoon.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOPINTOS 10/2/2012 8:41PM

    Sounds awesome! Have you checked into Cold Showers/Baths for recovery? I am not really sure of the benefits for that, I mostly researched for the BAT benefits(brown fat which really isnt fat, I dont think, that is just what it looks like I think)

Anyways, you are doing fantastic!!

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-LINDA_S 10/2/2012 2:20PM

    Glad it didn't kill you! I like the recumbent bike for HIIT--don't have to stay on it long and the time goes faster.

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WOUBBIE 10/2/2012 1:13PM

    I've read that too - EGALITAIRE posted a blog about it one day and it seems to me too that I only get sore now when I've really overdone it. (Like last week - It never occured to me that my trapezius muscles had never supported anything heavier than my coat collar... Ouch.)

Good going! You'll have "Sarah Connor arms" in no time!

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MYLADY4 10/2/2012 12:48PM

    Good for you. Hopefully you will still feel good tomorrow, for me, DOMS is always worse the second day after a good strength workout.

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ERIN1957 10/2/2012 12:42PM

    woohoo way to go!

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PJ2222 10/2/2012 10:28AM

    Way to go! Keep up the good work!
Just don't quit because perseverance is THE key!
Best wishes and continued success! emoticon emoticon

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