Strength Training = Ow!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

I have a real basic program when I start. I eat less and do my utmost to be more active where ever possible. I had set up the fitness tracker to design the plans for my strength training. Full body was no joke! I haven't done this type of exercise since high school which was about 9 years ago. I thought squats - okay, lunges - okay, mod-pushups - I'll do my best, tricep press with bent knees - never heard of them, but I'll give it my best, swimming - weird but okay, bicycle crunches - I'll try.

Wow!!! I made it through squats, lunges, then came the treaded push ups...I finished them, but that barely happened. Then the tricep press was extremely hard after the push ups... I was sweating and hoofing and puffing...I felt the the big bad wolf, but I kept pushing it. Other than the extreme exhaustion of the tricep press and push up...weird that I had the hardest time doing the swimming one it has to do with coordinating my right arm left leg combo and then switching to left arm with the right leg. Just could get it...I was like dude I totally can swim why is this exercise giving me such a hard time.

A day later and OOOooowwwwww! Woke up this morning and my body was grouchy and upset. Pain receptors were getting quite a work out with every move I made. I didn't let that stop me from doing my cardio and taking a walk.

I am doing my best to get it done for myself and pushing myself to set some goals and make it through. I have changed my setting from full body to do strength training 6 days a week, but alternating upper, lower, and core. In the hopes that my entire won't be this sore and I can give the muscles the chance to rest.

Do you do strength training? If so how did you feel after it, or am I just a baby when it comes to the soreness after?
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    Oh Yeah, if you're really working those muscles... and they aren't used to it, they're gonna be yelling at you the next day! But doesn't it kinda feel good in a weird way? LOL I kinda love being sore because I know I'm working hard. I started with the same program you did (and I used to have a personal trainer and be able to do way more), and I was sooooo sore I only did it once my first week. Then the next time I was able to do it all of my scheduled times. It will get better, no you're not a baby, and woohoo for working hard!
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