I have recently begun taking some yoga classes and am finding that I like the more challenging ones best (like Power Flow or Ashtanga). I often feel quite sore (especially in the arms and core, but it varies by which poses we do) after these classes, so I know I am getting some strength building from them. On the other hand, I know that there are parts of my body that are not worked nearly as much by yoga, so I should do some strength training with weights (plus the parts that ARE worked by yoga can benefit from a different type of workout too). I am feeling really confused about how to incorporate both yoga and strength training (which I am not a total beginner at, by the way).
I tend to stick to full body strength training workouts, because it allows me to strength train less frequently, and I find it very confusing to track which parts were worked on what days. Am I going to have to switch to training certain parts in order to work around yoga? If so, how do you know which muscles you worked? It's easy enough to look at a muscle chart and say ok, this part is the blah blah muscle, but how do I know the soreness I am feeling is precisely THAT muscle? Plus, I love compound moves that work as much of the body as possible. I don't want to give that up and have to do more single muscle moves.
Edited by: TURQUOISELILY at: 1/11/2014 (12:48)
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