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1st recovery day from strength training

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The good news is that I'm only a little sore today. I suspect it may have something to do with my diet because I've read several times that on low-carb there is less build-up of lactic acid and therefore faster recovery. Time will tell.
This morning I did low-level cardio and decided to start taking advantage of my gym membership since I don't like running outside when it's dark.
I did 12 minutes elliptical, new to me, takes time to get used to; 12 minutes rowing machine which I enjoyed; 12 minutes treadmill uphill walking at incline of 8; 12 minutes of recumbent bicycle which I found very boring. I ended with 12 minutes of stretching.
heartrate was between 115-130, calories burned about 350
Hopefully I'll get some swimming in this afternoon.
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    Sounds awesome! Have you checked into Cold Showers/Baths for recovery? I am not really sure of the benefits for that, I mostly researched for the BAT benefits(brown fat which really isnt fat, I dont think, that is just what it looks like I think)

    Anyways, you are doing fantastic!!
    2026 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
    Glad it didn't kill you! I like the recumbent bike for HIIT--don't have to stay on it long and the time goes faster.
    2027 days ago
    I've read that too - EGALITAIRE posted a blog about it one day and it seems to me too that I only get sore now when I've really overdone it. (Like last week - It never occured to me that my trapezius muscles had never supported anything heavier than my coat collar... Ouch.)

    Good going! You'll have "Sarah Connor arms" in no time!
    2027 days ago
    Good for you. Hopefully you will still feel good tomorrow, for me, DOMS is always worse the second day after a good strength workout.
    2027 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    woohoo way to go!
    2027 days ago
  • PJ2222
    Way to go! Keep up the good work!
    Just don't quit because perseverance is THE key!
    Best wishes and continued success! emoticon emoticon
    2027 days ago
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