Circuit training... bloopers and pain
Friday, February 14, 2014
So our gym has added a premium class with a football training coach. Pretty standard circuit training, a little bit of crossfit-inspired (including those big ropes.)
I have no intention of spending extra money on it (it's $10 a class, or $70 a month. ON TOP of my regular fees!) but they offer a free trial, so why not?
Overall, it wasn't anything to write home about. I DID enjoy it, but I'm not really at the fitness level where it was feasible for me, yet. I've lost a lot of endurance. There was a big strength component, but I don't like timed strength. I work to failure, in as few reps as possible. I actually pushed myself a bit too hard, and overdid it; I did NOT feel good at the end. I like to feel exhausted, not dizzy and out of sorts. I didn't eat before the gym session; I wasn't planning on an intense workout, but I got roped into it.
The best part, though, was when I totally busted my butt. One of the stations was an ab station; one of the trainers got the bright idea to put me on a stability ball, and throw a medicine ball at me.
Yeah. I don't have good balance on the best of days. It didn't help that he was throwing the damn thing at my FACE. So that would throw me off balance, and finally, when I rolled off the back of the thing and narrowly avoided nailing a machine with my head, I told him I'd just stick with the leg lifts.
Overall, I don't regret doing it, but it wasn't the best class I've ever done, and I'm unimpressed. I prefer to work hard... not overwork.