Day 3 Training, not only am I week, but I'm not very coordinated
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Day 3 starts at 5:30. I was a couple minutes late and hurried as quick as I could into the building (I may be the slowest walker on my Spark Walk this weekend). Then she tells me it's lower body, so grab the 12# weights.
Deadlifts, kettlebells, lots of lunges.
At one point she said, "Do your quads really hurt that bad? Is that why you aren't going down very far?" UMMM yes, they still hurt from Monday. I can't even pee and you want me to squat.
She always has us do X for 30 (30 seems to be her favorite number) but sometimes she says 20, and rarely 15. If I was a tad more coordinated and didn't have to focus so hard on exactly what I am supposed to be doing, this might not be a problem.
Sonya: Good, how many is that?
Me: I don't know, I think I have said 5-6 about 4 times
Sonya: Ok, you are on 12
Sonya: Good Job Laura! You're doing Great
I then start to wobble, lose balance and F#@K, what number was that?
Luckily on day three she begins to figure this out. Counts for me when I am struggling and keeps the compliments to a minimum until after I am done with the set hahaha
Today I had to do step ups onto a table. Step up with right, bring up left, bring down right, bring down left. Repeat on the other side. Do it 30 times. I was SHAKING!! My knees are so shaky, I have no idea what number I am on because I am just focusing on not falling. i look over at the one other person training with me today, he has 15# weights (I have none) and PLUS he is wearing ankle weights and his table is taller than mine. OVERACHIEVER!!! I'm struggling and he's wearing ankle weights? (okay, okay, he is getting ready to take some Ranger test or something and that's part of the test) Still, I am feeling pretty week. I decide my 30 are over when his are.
Second Set, she brings over a couple of staking blocks, just a little shorter than the table YAY, plus I am closer to the mirrored wall so I feel like I will have something to grab on to if I fall.
Third set, bring your knee up. She only makes me do one block this time. I totally counted right!! hahaha
I also had to do the leg magic machine today. From the website:
Leg Magic's specially designed track and built-in Pulse Resistance Technology is designed to specifically activate and engage the muscles in your hips, buns and thighs. Small controlled movements against the new Pulse Resistance coil make for added muscle sculpting, amazing definition and your sexiest silhouette ever!
So I am pretty sure that I worked my arms out more than my legs on this one. Because I was using the handles to push up so my legs wouldn't have to really do much.
Also, I don't think I have enough muscle in my booty to protect my back when I am doing the kettlebell swing where you swing the kettlebell through your legs and pop out your hips (squeezing your hamstrings and glutes) to make it go up. Might be PMS related, but my back wasn't liking it very much.
Then she said the word that almost made me run right out the door.... "BURPEES"!
Sonya: Do you know what those are? Oh I can tell by the look on your face that you DO know what those are.
So I managed to do 3, but not really, they were really ridiculous looking, and then I modified them a bit and quit when the guy was done with his 15 :D
So AFTER training I drank a protein shake, which she tells me I should do to help with the muscle soreness. Good thing I have been drinking them on my way to training, huh?
Back on Super Bowl Sunday she asked me if I was taking Glu... something and I told her no, and she said I should because even though my knees aren't killing me now, with the running I do, I could have problems when I am older. So I went to Trader Joes and found that Glucosamine is made from shellfish, and Chondroitin is bovine. so I googled Vegan alternatives and I am thrilled to say I got two bottles for $7.99 at Puritan's Pride.
So this morning she says are you taking Glu... something and I tell her I found a vegan version and I am waiting for it to come in the mail. She was a bit confused when I told her there was shellfish in it. Apparently Glutamine (aka L Glutamine) will help with muscle soreness as well.
That's my tip of the day! I'm off to The Vitamin Store to pick some up. One scoop in the morning, one before bed and one after your workout (mix it with water or throw it in your protein shake).
Tomorrow I will be going to the 6pm session because I have an event in Atwater.
Oh, and the guy from this morning came back tonight, because apparently once a day just wasn't enough for him. WHO DOES THAT? Oh, that's right, someone that is taking a fitness test. UGH!