48-Hour Burn

So Sunday afternoon I went to the gym, like usual, and planned on a normal legs workout. But I guess it wasn’t so “normal” because it is now 48 hours later and my lower body is still. so. sore. It’s awesome. 😉

So what was the key? I did pretty normal exercises, but I changed things up a bit. Here’s how:

  • Lunge and lift: Instead of dumbbells like usual, I used a 20-lb body bar (3 sets, 15 reps)
  • Lunges: On the Bosu! I used the body bar again, and the bosu added an element of instability and balance (3 sets, 15 reps)
  • Dead lifts: On the Bosu with the body bar (3 sets, 15 reps)
  • Calf raises: I used the body bar and stood on a step instead of just on the ground (3 sets, 30 reps)
  • Standing hamstring curl: 3 sets, 10 reps, 80 lbs (upped the weight!)

This is proof that switching up exercises works! I used an unstable surface and decided to use a body bar instead of dumbbells like usual. So next time you’re doing weights, try using a medicine ball, a kettleball, or a body bar to use your muscles in different ways. Also experiment with a Bosu or an exercise ball. Being on an unstable surface forces your body to recruit more muscles, including those in your core.

Let’s see, what else has been going on…oh yeah, Team in Training has started! We had our kick-off party last Wednesday—which was highlighted by an amazing speaker—and our first training on Saturday morning. Ah, the joy of getting used to that early Saturday alarm clock. 🙂 But at least they’re easing us into it so far! For the majority of last season we met at 6 a.m., and we’re only meeting at 7:15 right now.

But our first training went so well. Our team is pretty big and hopefully everyone will stick around. I love being a mentor and feeling more involved than I was last season. I just hope I can live up to the expectations of being a good mentor! On the injured knee front, I did a really strong three miles and felt absolutely fine. I iced my knee afterward, but it was only the tiniest bit sore.

And I’ve still been enjoying these delicious Glo bars. It’s been a week, and I still have five left—I think that’s pretty good. 🙂

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This Crave flavor was pretty good, but it wasn’t my favorite. I’ve loved the Adore flavor (s’more) and the chocolate peppermint ones the best.

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Team in Training workout tomorrow night…I’ll keep you updated! Check the exercise schedule for the most up-to-date info.

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