Part 2 to come, the one with how I can’t move because I am that incredibly sore 😉
I am SO PROUD! I did my HIIT workout as planned this morning. Yes it burned. Yes I am still shaking. Yes I may have drowned in my own sweat a little bit.
It was AWESOME.
I dug out my gymboss timer from my bodyrock days (that bad boy has had soooo much use in its time, it is looking a little ghetto these days as a result) and got to work.
Three tabata style sessions with a one minute break in between. I did legs, core, and arms, because I didn’t want to focus on just one body part and then not be able to move it at all tomorrow. This way I will be sore all over but not so sore in any one spot that I want to amputate it 🙂
Number one, legs (three sets of each exercise for thirty seconds at a time, and 10 seconds break in between to catch my breath and get into position):
– squat jumps
– jump lunges
Number two, arms (same as above):
– push ups (from my knees obviously 😉 )
Number three, core (same as above):
– reverse crunches
It hurt, but in the BEST way.
And followed up by a good 20 minute yoga style stretching sesh. It is so long since I did a workout like this that I know I am going to be sore, but I hope that the stretching and the fact that I made it a full body workout will help a little. The whole point of HIIT is to push really hard for a short amount of time and so having muscle soreness afterwards is pretty much a given anyway – time to embrace it! Also it is going to motivate me to do extra yoga in the next few days because I don’t like to be so bunched up and that is one of the reasons I haven’t done HIIT for so long. BUT it is going to help me get stronger and so long term it is going to help my yoga and my running and that is what I need to focus on 🙂
Do you do HIIT workouts?
Have you tried Tabata before?
What was your workout today?
Do you love or loathe the sore muscle feeling? – I actually usually love it and start craving it after a while, but in the beginning it is definitely more of a loathing.