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Day 154: a day of DOMS

Good morning ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday morning heralded the return of something I had more or less forgotten about…DOMS! for those of you that don’t know, that is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and soreness, as far as I can tell is something of an understatement!

DOMS

This is something that I remember happening, when I didn’t work out every day, but your body adapts to things that it does regularly and it gets to the point where you rarely get very sore…

unless…

you do something completely new and difficult and use your body in ways it is really not used to – like gymnastics!

However…It is a kind of good pain, because you know you have worked and you know that you will rebuild stronger ๐Ÿ˜€ and you know it will go away eventually and in theory, never be as bad again as it is the first time…in theory…

Friday also brought on another visit to Sophie the sports therapist who pummeled and prodded and stuck new tape to my shoulder with the warning that it might be sore for a few days… although to be honest what with all the other soreness…I couldn’t tell…

Because of all this, I decided to do a bodyweight circuit at home instead of gong to the gym…it was a good little circuit and it lasted about 45 mins, so at least that isย something. here is what I did:

15 mins on my step machine

20 x press ups according to my press up training app (I couldn’t do more, they hurt my shoulder!)

sets of squats (20, 16, 14, 15) with sets of 10 lunges per leg in between.

20 sit ups, 20 hip bridges, 20 bicycle crunches, 20 hip bridges,

Then my physio exercises from Sophie, and stretching + foam rollering ๐Ÿ™‚

It was quite leg intensive, as they were the bits that hurt least!

But DOMS or no DOMS, Day 154 complete ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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