I’ve been trying to type this post for the last several minutes but with little success. My shoulders and arms are in severe agony and pain. Excruciating, down-right, kick ass pain! My legs are in no better condition – with muscle spasms every time I reach for my water bottle. Hydrate – they say?!
This is the day I actually wrote the post. I needed 4 days of recovery from DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness).
Reason : Another hardcore (self-afflicted) class at my local gym – after a long hiatus.
On the gym schedule this class was highlighted in ‘red’ which essentially means – hopefully you will be able to walk (or crawl) out of the class alive and breathing. When you see a red class, you also inevitably remind yourself of the waiver you signed – giving up your rights to everything after class. The class was called ‘Rip ‘n’ Lift’. I think they purposely come up with these ingenious names that intrigue you to a point where you think if I do one of these classes – I’m definitely looking ripped.
(Reality check : not happening).
It is however, an extremely well choreographed group class which incorporates the use of the barbell along with some free weights and some highly motivating music tracks – pretty similar to Bodypump!
This is how my Sunday transpired.