Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Spring has definately started to be sprung here! The snow is melting, the birds are singing, the sun is shining. With spring comes eagerness to get outside and enjoy the weather. As an avid horse rider I look forward to the snow being gone with great eagerness. I also know that with any warm weather comes the potential for injuries and DOMS from us jumping in to fast and to soon.
Words of caution for all fellow spring lovers: Work up your pace S-L-O-W-L-Y and proceed with caution if you want to avoid the dreaded DOMS and or risk muscle injury. If you have not adopted a current workout schedule sit down and think about what you can commit yourself to. I do a ball routine every other day and weights in my quest for fitness. Does that mean I can go out and jog around the block.... sure if it was only for 2 minutes. I know my fitness level would not get me around my entire block without muscle injury and or bad shin splints. Does this mean I can't go outside, no it means I will go out and pace myself do a brisk 20-30min walk building up each and every day.
For our equine counterparts or for some people their dogs this means that they to must get fit before jumping into things full fledged to avoid risk of injury. Be kind to your pets and ease them into a workout routine as well before you tackle that long trail ride or trail hike!
As always following a workout Rest, Hydrate and Reset. Give your body time to adjust to the new demands you are placing on it. Water, water and more water! Your body is mostly water so drink up to stay well hydrated! Then Reset, do it all over again building on your workouts as you go. Good luck to you all you Spring springers! Lets get moving and enjoy our wonderful season!!!!!