I’ve stepped up some of my interval training in the last few days and my legs are really feeling it. One legged dead lifts… I think I know why they call them “dead” lifts. Because you wish you were dead while you’re doing them and then afterwards you realize that you are dead.
Beauty of being a fitness instructor #1,002,981: You don’t get sore as often. The more you move your body, the more it adapts to what you’re doing. So when you take or teach a challenging class, chances are good you’ll be in pretty good shape the next day. This is both a blessing (because who likes that funny cowboy walk after doing too many squats?) and a curse (less soreness probably means your body isn’t working as hard and burning as many calories).
Chances are good if you have a training coming up, you’ll be pretty sore the next day. This isn’t because the trainings are so hard, but because you’re standing and sitting on a hard floor for 6-8 hours. Tip: If your training is in a group ex room with balance balls, sit on the balance balls during the lecture times instead of the floor. Your spine will thank you.
I know there are lots of fancy creams and stuff out there like Bio Freeze and arnica gel. I prefer drinking lots of water and soaking in epsom salts. I used them every day during my first week as a fitness instructor and then my body adapted and I didn’t need them any more. I took them with my to Turbo Camp (3 days of working out on a hard hotel ballroom floor, ouch!). They are old-school, but they miracle workers. And cheap too!
I got a late post up last night for those of you who missed it. Happy Humpday! Are you ready for Friday? How about another Friday giveaway?? Woot woot! FYI, I’ll be co-teaching Zumba tonight at Nashua Athletic Club at 6 pm. Drop-in rate is $12. Come shake it with me!