I have sore arms today (& yesterday) & not from training!! (glutes today from training)! We had our vaccinations yesterday for the PNG trip. The tetanus booster wasn't too bad & I could sleep on that side last night, but the Hep A & B Booster kept me away most of the night (had a shot in each arm). I kept wanting roll onto that side & it kept waking me up!!! Ouch! I could barely lift my arms over my head last night!
Thankfully my trainer had scheduled legs for last nights work out. Not sure if he made a modification to the work out to accommodate my arms as he rolled his eyes & said "& you think your training tonight?" My response was "you said we were doing legs!!!". Thankfully no push ups, but lots of weighted squats & lunges.
The last exercise we did was hamstring curls on the XRslides. I can remember the first time I did this exercise, or should that be didn't. The idea is you lie on your back, place a heel on each slide with your feet hip width apart, lift your hips off the ground & slide your heels in towards your butt & back out again. I could only do one leg at a time & it was SO SO HARD to do!! Last night I had no problem doing it properly with both feet at once. By the 3rd set of 12 it was getting HARD, but I could still do it. I reminded trainer of this, he laughed & said "yes, I remember. Something we've been doing has strengthened those muscles hasn't it."
That is what I am loving so much about training at the moment. Seeing the changes in what I can do. I'm definitely meeting the goals I set: Fitter, Stronger, Leaner. Not super specific, but in all areas I'm smashin' it!!
Which reminds me, speaking of training, I felt like I was on the set of a TV show the other night. Trainer had found one of his misplaced training tools after being MIA for a year. Lucky me had the pleasure of 1st test run Tuesday night. It was a huge green elastic band. I stood inside it with the band around my hips; trainer stood inside it the opposite end facing the same direction as me with it around his back & then grabbed the sides & held them like reins. Got the idea? I then had to sprint the length of the gym towing my trainer who was leaning back against the band & using his body weight & strength to stop me from going anywhere. Bloody hard work when I stopped giggling.
Anyhoo. Enough about training.
What are you all up to this weekend? I've got my folks visiting & we are collecting our ration packs for the PNG trip on Sunday. 21 sleeps til we leave!!!!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!