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The reintroduction of strength training

Thursday, November 29, 2012

You know what happens when you stop training for a few weeks?

Yep, it's like starting over, all over again. So this week, I had Spark recommend three workouts for me, 20 minute ones. Upper, lower, and core, with at least a rest day between.

Between that and getting back in the pool, I'm feeling the beginnings of my December plan starting to shape up. You see, December is my own little "line in the sand" month. I am not yet ready to start training for next year's running season, and I want to get the strength training back in the mix. I will not give up my break walks at work, as they are valuable far beyond their cardio benefit.

Here's to all of us finding our own way to get through the holiday season, doing the least damage possible. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SLENDERELLA61 12/1/2012 12:10PM

    I went back to ST this week, too. I even ran a little bit sore today and was okay with it. It is time for me to once again focus on strength, especially of my core. Yep, we think alike!!

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WATERMELLEN 11/30/2012 9:05PM

    Love the ST -- and when I was running a lot, I tended to miss out on it.

I keep thinking I should get back to the pool again too . . .

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MAGGIE101857 11/30/2012 7:22AM

    Love that you keep changing things up to stay motivated!

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LEANJEAN6 11/30/2012 6:47AM

    Good for you to re-group!----perhaps build some "you" time in there too---whatever that is--LOL---Good morning Barb-Glad you are back online!-Lynda emoticon

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DEBRA0818 11/30/2012 5:09AM

    What a great tool Spark People has to help interested parties work out so the parties they're interested in don't undo all the hard work from the working out. Or something like that!

I'm getting my own program for the month of December too!


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DALID414 11/29/2012 11:05PM

    I need a December plan! Besides hitting my goal weight.

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_LINDA 11/29/2012 10:49PM

    Good for you getting back into ST, women so very much need it.
I did a 50 min circuit video today with weights and my shoulders are sure feeling it already :P, not to mention legs -they had you doing the weights while squatting, lunging and doing that old fashioned cross chop no one seems to do anymore :P But I am missing my live classes tremendously, had some great instructors there.
My first Christmas Party at the bridge club comes this Saturday..Finding our way through the minefields indeed..
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DLDMIL 11/29/2012 10:44PM

    great plan for the month. emoticon emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 11/29/2012 10:38PM

    Right now kind of in a holding pattern between work, Mom and gun club renewals. Just running out of time to do much exercise. Will come up for air soon I hope.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/29/2012 10:33PM

    Good luck! Got to keep the motivation going thru December . . . but managing to get a plan together for me too.

HUGS and good luck!

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MSLZZY 11/29/2012 10:32PM

    Whatever works for you. Time for me to fine tune
my workouts.

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ANDI571 11/29/2012 9:36PM

    Good for you. I need to get some of your motivation. I am holding my own, but seem to be on hiatus right now. The good thing, I am maintaining, so I must be doing something right.

Keep up the good work my friend!

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PATRICIAAK 11/29/2012 9:35PM

    You're an achiever!

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MOBYCARP 11/29/2012 9:23PM

    Good on you, mixing it up. Actually, re-starting strength training isn't quite like starting from scratch. Yeah, you get that world class DOMS the first time back; but the strength should come back faster than the first time you built it. Your body will remember that it's done this sort of thing before, and react appropriately.

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