F U, DOMS

Still sore and hobbling around :( It’s really just my hamstrings– darn you, single-leg RDLs! But they connect to so much other stuff that doing Workout B today felt like more harm than good. I did it anyway, though– most of it at least, since I had to skip the intervals due to time constraints. I’d like to get them in tomorrow before a longer run, but who knows how my legs will be feeling. (The partial single-leg squats in today’s workout were really hard, so I bet my legs will be fried.)

This is my #1 biggest frustration with lifting: I get so damn sore! I would prefer to keep doing a range of activity on non-lifting days, running and swimming and yoga and sportsy things, but I feel so shredded after lifting and other activities seem to keep me from recovering fully. And I hate taking full, do-nothing rest days. I miss running.

I probably need to do better at easing back in to lifting…well, it has been several months since I lifted on-program and it’s to be expected that I have soreness. I guess I’ll just have to enforce proper rest until the DOMS subsides. I won’t be happy about it though.

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3 Responses to F U, DOMS

  1. Gingerzingi says:

    Oh, the horrible DOMS…! I’ve whacked myself good, several times.

    I’m not very conscientious about stretching after, and I don’t even have one of those foam rollers that are all the rage. Probably that would help. Also: 1-legged RDLs are killer! I know you know what you’re doing, but I’m still adding my own caution to be super careful with form on those; very easy to hurt yourself. Well, it was for me, anyway.

    • G says:

      Yeah, I’m going to drop the weight and watch my form next week. The fact that it’s my hamstrings that are sore means that I’m probably doing it mostly right, but still.

      I appreciate your assurance that I know that I’m doing! Some days I wonder… :)

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