I’m scared… I’m scared of being sore!
Like a drinker who’s scared of the next day hangover.
Or a runner who races, who’s scared of next day DOMS and even worse, day 2 DOMS.
I’m scared of the after effects of strength training! I’ve not done it for so long, I’ll need to ease myself in.
I have a plan, and the plan is to ease in gently with bodyweight work once a week, and then light weights once a week it I feel ok. And progress from there, 1-2 strength sessions a week to complement my runs and swims.
I did a good quick mostly bodyweight circuit on Sunday after our run:
12 minutes of:
Quick Squat (no weight)
Press up / KB Row
And two days later my hamstrings and chest are still feeling it a little. They were achy yesterday, and a little sore today, but on the mend.
So tomorrow’s plan, is to do the top circuit above before I travel to Inverness:
3 sets of 6 reps of each exercise.
Focussing on lowering the weight slow: eccentric.
Then depending on how long that takes, I’ll go a wee run.
Maybe I’ll lower the Deadlift weight in fact! (Ease myself in!)
I’ll see you, Squat Bar, at 630am tomorrow morning!! 😉 Cape will be ON!