Strength Training is the New Cardio.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I have not blogged in a long time.
Some of you may have noticed from my status updates that I injured both my legs in a water ski fall. Basically I pulled both my hamstrings, and the tendon that runs from your groin to your thigh. OUCH! Doctor ordered no workouts for 7-10 days at a minimum. That was no problem, I could barely walk!
After ten days of anti-inflammatory meds, rest, and lots of icing, I felt ready to hit the gym again. I started slowly with a yoga class, did some elliptical the next day, and today did Body Pump.
What have I learned from all this? I am weak. I have too little muscle strength, and that is why I got injured in the firts place. I have run a half-marathon, I can rock a 60 min spin class...cardio is not my problem. I have really fallen to the wayside in strength training.
Why? Because I don't like it. I get bored.
I can't have that attitude anymore. I know how good it is for you. I woul dbe lucky to get in one strength training session every two weeks. I am now going to make a goal of attending at least 2 Body Pump classes a week, and add in some of my own strenght training after cardio sessions. Especially my hamstrings, as they proved to be my weakest point.
Wish me luck on this new journey of improved strength. I am excited!!!
And if anyone has any suggestions of moves or workouts, i would love to hear them!