Guess what– I’m still sore. Like "movement, ow" levels of sore. I seriously thought about postponing today’s workout until tomorrow, but finally decided to just do it– gently, of course, but just to see what I could handle. The plan is structured to start with low resistance/high reps and move through higher resistance/fewer reps to higher resistance/higher reps. In that regard I cheated a little; I kept the load the same (except rows, which I increased) and did the fewer reps. I figured this was okay, since apparently I overdid the loads on Tuesday! Happily, it feels like my body’s already adapting and it wasn’t as hard.
For the first time ever, gym staff offered me form tips. (I exist!) A staff member came over and watched me doing squats, then asked if I wanted some advice. (Yes, please!) He said that I was getting my butt down low enough but I was tending to bend forward on the way back up, and he said that if I look up at the ceiling that would help me to keep my back straighter. I’ll give it a try next time. I hope it helps! That’s something I’ve tried to correct on my own but when I start to get tired I fall forward.
A few weeks ago I was doing triangle pose and I felt my right hip go sort of ‘clunk’ and it was uncomfortable– definitely a new feeling there, sort of bone-on-bone. I adjusted the pose and it was okay, but ever since that hip’s been weird; I notice it every once in a while. I noticed it today doing step-ups too. I’m a little worried, but I’ll let it rest over the weekend and stretch it gently and see what happens.