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SO unbelievably sore

Friday, August 24, 2012

So yesterday at boot camp, our trainer really put us through the wringer. First, he told us to put 10 lb weights on our barbells. (Most of us do 7 1/2 or smaller, normally. Everyone in there was used to doing more than 5.)

Then we went into crossfit mode.

I don't know what it's called, but basically we deadlifted, then went into an overhead press. Did that for a minute. I didn't do a full overhead press; I've figured out that's how I hurt my shoulder, and I'm NOT risking further injury now that I can't go to the doctor. We combined that with 5 pushups. did it again. Five times.

Rested for a bit, then went outside and ran around the building, combined with mountain climbers. then around the building. 8 times. Back in the building, squats with barbell. Then mountain climbers. It was basically bull-blown circuit training.

It just... FRICKIN HURT. I actually felt really good at one point after he demoed the exercise, and then used ME as the example of proper form! I was doing it perfectly, he said. That really made me feel good.

Anyway, today my thighs hurt SO much. Every time I stand, it's murder. But it's a GOOD pain... not the pain of "ouch I've pulled something" but good old fashioned DOMS. The good thing is that my shoulder doesn't hurt at all; my suspicion about the exercise that caused my injury has apparently panned out, and my modifications worked. I might be able to heal this thing on my own. I hope.

I didn't eat well today; ate a bit too much at the cheap pizza buffet. I did eat an enormous salad, though, and opted for the whole wheat crust white pizza, so while I overate, I overate on relatively healthy stuff. (Edited to Add: I just did the math on my overeating. *I still ate at maintenance!* not even 2,000 calories. I didn't track, but I made the right choices, so that though I went over my range, I still stayed in maintenance range!)

I've been VERY busy today otherwise. It's beta test launch day on NaNoWriMo. Wrangling a ton of beta testers, manually promoting them, and fielding questions, it's been very meticulous and busy. I am very blessed with fantastic volunteers and co-workers, though; it's a labor of love!
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    What an awesome workout you had! I was impressed that you still ate well even when you thought you didn't.
    Keep up the great work, you are a good motivator!!!
    I love being sore from a great workout.
    2065 days ago
    Dead lift + overhead press is called a snatch, as opposed to the clean and jerk, which is lifting the bar to rest across the shoulders, then pressing up. You know, none of it sounded dirty when my brother explained it. But yeah, in Olympic lifting the two together are your total weight. Clean and jerk is usually more weight,
    2065 days ago
    Pain is good. LOL
    2066 days ago
  • MPLANE37
    Yeah, I am almost dead. It is over 24h by now, and still sore in my legs, chest, arms... I had a terrible Saturday because of being so sore. Damn.
    2066 days ago
    You came out just fine this time, but the "no pain no gain" saying is not true - you can get better without hurting yourself. The BW has come to grief at least twice because she didn't dog it in an exercise class. The instructor doesn't know how fit every individual is, and some don't do the exercise correctly. We were going to various doctors for a year and a half, and finally ended up at a pain specialise, which she still sees frequently. No one ever did offer a cure.
    2066 days ago
    Take good care !
    2067 days ago
    Wow, you're really pushing yourself - awesome! Glad to hear you're keeping at it. Hope your weekend is good!

    2067 days ago
    Do you need to install handicap bars around your toilet?


    When I have bad thigh / butt DOMS, I start using the handicapped stalls at work!
    2067 days ago
    sounds like a heck of a workout! I love those workouts when it is a good soreness at the end and next day! Sounds like you did emoticon emoticon . We all have those not so good eating days, but at least in the midst of all that yummy food you made good choices! Work sounds busy and fun. Keep up all your good hard work!
    2067 days ago
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