I had a KILLER leg workout yesterday morning and I was expecting some serious DOMS. Yes, I was expecting DELAYED onset muscle soreness when I woke up today. Imagine my surprise when 12 hours post-workout, I could barely squat down to feed the cats.
Here’s what I had going on yesterday morning:
|Circuit 1 repeated 3 times|
|Leg Extension||75#||12 reps|
|Lunges with Plates (the weighted, not-for-eating kind)||25# plate||2×12/leg|
|35# plate||1x 12/leg|
|Single-Leg Calf Raise with Plates||25# plate||2×12/leg|
|Circuit 2 repeated 3 times|
|Leg Press||90#||15 reps|
|Kneeling Leg Curl||25#||3×10/leg|
|Standing Calf Raise||160#||15 reps|
|Circuit 3 repeated 3 times|
|Smith Machine Barbell Squat||50#||3×10 reps|
|Stiff-Leg Deadlift||70#||3×10 reps|
|Incline Calf Press||180#||15 reps|
I sandwiched this strength routine with 15 minutes of elliptical (following the Body for Life exertion pattern) and 10 minutes of V-stride. It was glorious!
The soreness, however? Not so glorious. 12 hours post-work. Tonight, I can barely move! I know a bubble bath is in order for me – a long, very warm bubble bath. Thank you BFL for allowing me to feel my workouts. Seriously, I love the pain, because it is something I have not experienced in a while which basically means I had stopped pushing myself.
The post-workout eats today, I gotta say, made me more excited than a cooked meal. I stopped by the Harris Teeter salad bar for a delicious mix.
Colorful and delicious-looking, no? There’s no way I can down 5 eggs. I’m an egg white only type of girl. Something about powdery egg yolks.. ick!! My belly was happy, but probably not quite as happy as these guys! Food-induced nap? I think so!
What type of workout has given you the most painful DOMS? I love new routines, ya’ll!
How do you feel about hard-boiled egg yolks? I’ll take them mixed with some relish, yogurt and paprika a la deviled eggs, but other than that.. fuhgeddaboutit!