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Ow, ow, OW!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Well, yesterday at boot camp, I really busted my butt. I did some serious full-body lifting, kettlebells, squats, squat jumps, and more fun stuff at the direction of the trainer teaching the class.

I woke up fairly sore this morning... but I figured, hey, I need to go to the gym and work some of this out.

BIG mistake.

I'm in a lot of pain right now. Not the "ow I've hurt myself" pain, but definitely "I've pushed myself too far" pain. I've taken ibuprofen (what usually takes care of it for me) but it's barely put a dent in it. I think I would have been okay with just cardio, but the problem? More squats! Gah. He KNEW I just did that yesterday.

I was too proud to stop, so I went ahead and finished up the class. At least the ab portion was tolerable!

Sometimes, my own pride and sense of competition gets the better of me. I will admit, I'm a little addicted to the pain... while it sucks, it's kinda a mark of pride to hurt. I like to hurt after a good workout. So I'm a weirdo and a bit of a masochist. ;) I love the feeling while I'm working out, that rolling burn, and I love the soreness the day after that's the mark of a particularly challenging or new workout.

This, however, is a bit much, even for me. It even hurts to sit down on the toilet! Fortunately, I do have some anti-inflammatory left from my doctor, I'm going to take that, get some hot tea on, try to keep moving (don't worry, just walking around my very small house) to keep the stiffness from setting in.

And you'll be proud of me... I've already told the trainer that I would NOT be there for tomorrow's boot camp. Even I know when I've had enough, eventually! I may be able to aim for the Saturday class. We'll see how I feel by then.

In the mean time, laugh at my distress, for I am a big old dummy.
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    This is what has kept me from doing any ST yet. I get sore just walking on the treadmill!
    2048 days ago
    I hope you'll feel better, soon !
    2049 days ago
  • MPLANE37
    That is what I am scared of. Of course I have been there, many times in fact, and I no longer wish to overtrain (may be I am getting old after all). As a result, when I feel sore, I take the day off. Wednesday's workout did not get me sore at all today, but this is a first since about 9 weeks. Tomorrow I will increment all weights by 2.5kgs (5.5lbs), and I will see if that will get me sore or not.
    2049 days ago
    Hang in there!
    2050 days ago
  • BILL60
    We all have been there and will re-visit again. Hang tough!!
    2050 days ago
    Yes! Been there! I remember the legs hurting so much that sitting down and standing back up again were so painful! You just kind of half sit and then fall into the seat! It sucks, but at the same time you do feel proud of your soreness because it means that you have pushed yourself and worked hard.
    2050 days ago
    That is one reason I held off on this landscaping job I needed to do. I was wanting to get back into shape so I would NOT over do it. It worked too. I was just a bit sore this morning and then I went out and did another 8 hours of digging, chopping, hauling, etc. Again, a bit tight and sore and I used my foam roller on my back, but it helped straighten me back out. I'll probably do another dose of Ibu for the night, but I will be fine tomorrow when I get to do lighter work.
    2050 days ago
    When you take exercise to the limit, all the good is had by just one workout a week. Going to far makes it take extra time for you to recover - sometimes even months. There is a good book (newly out) called "Body by Science." It talks to what you have been doing, but even the conventional advice is three workouts a week, or even two for older persons. You get the same results with three workouts or one, but every day is not advocated by anyone I have ever read. They do advocate aerobic workouts daily, but not overdoing them either.

    You will survive this, but pacing yourself is the smartest thing you can do now. I'm glad you had the sense to rebel. The BW ruined herself in a class at the Y, and after 18 months and many different doctors, eventually wound up with a pain specialist - a legitimate one who treats most of the professional baseball and football problems here in the Tampa Bay area.
    2050 days ago
    Pushing yourself too much can cause injuries, including muscle tears. By not allowing time to rest and recouperate you can cause permanent damage. It is one thing to feel sore after a hard workout, but it is another thing to push yourself to the point you can barely move. You should probably take a few days off from hard workouts and stick to something slow and gentle, such as yoga or tai chi, to allow your body to feel better.

    Be more vocal with the trainers. They are not in your body and can't know how you're feeling until you tell them. Pushing until you hurt yourself is not what they want. Tell them 'this is what's sore today, can we hit a different area?' What's easier, taking 1 day off to rest or a few weeks or months off if you have a serious injury?
    2050 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Remember, ice first, then heat,, how about some small ice bags wrapped in a towel on you butt/back/shoulders/thighs,etc for a few , then some heat..
    how about sneaking into the local Holiday Inn and jumping in their spa?LOL Aaaaah.... feel those jets.. maybe pitch in for the cost of a room with some buddies and go there legit!!LOL spend the whole day and night in that bubbly water..
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    2050 days ago

    my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

    i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

    we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

    2050 days ago
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