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Circuit training... bloopers and pain

Friday, February 14, 2014

So our gym has added a premium class with a football training coach. Pretty standard circuit training, a little bit of crossfit-inspired (including those big ropes.)

I have no intention of spending extra money on it (it's $10 a class, or $70 a month. ON TOP of my regular fees!) but they offer a free trial, so why not?

Overall, it wasn't anything to write home about. I DID enjoy it, but I'm not really at the fitness level where it was feasible for me, yet. I've lost a lot of endurance. There was a big strength component, but I don't like timed strength. I work to failure, in as few reps as possible. I actually pushed myself a bit too hard, and overdid it; I did NOT feel good at the end. I like to feel exhausted, not dizzy and out of sorts. I didn't eat before the gym session; I wasn't planning on an intense workout, but I got roped into it.

The best part, though, was when I totally busted my butt. One of the stations was an ab station; one of the trainers got the bright idea to put me on a stability ball, and throw a medicine ball at me.

Yeah. I don't have good balance on the best of days. It didn't help that he was throwing the damn thing at my FACE. So that would throw me off balance, and finally, when I rolled off the back of the thing and narrowly avoided nailing a machine with my head, I told him I'd just stick with the leg lifts.

Overall, I don't regret doing it, but it wasn't the best class I've ever done, and I'm unimpressed. I prefer to work hard... not overwork.
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    Well, you should have kicked his butt. How do you like your Glo Getter?
    1889 days ago
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    That's definitely the kind of thing you have to have a good fitness base for! Way to go for it! It's classes like that that remind me how out of shape I am. Probably why I hardly ever do them... haha
    1891 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/17/2014 12:02:55 PM
    Not everything works out well, but I really applaud you for experimenting with something new. I tend to get stuck in ruts, and so when I set myself a goal to experiment with something say once per month or whatever, i sometimes happen upon something I love. So again, thanks for sharing this, it's inspired me to try something new this month.
    1894 days ago
    Been there as well!
    1894 days ago
    I have a tough time when it's just too hot in these types of classes. There have been several times that I had to walk outside to keep from tossing my cookies. And burpees (or any move to prone when my heart rate is really up there) only make it worse.

    I just paid for my third round of 10 classes. If I'd just EAT RIGHT I'm sure I'd really be getting some results
    1894 days ago
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