With Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, (DOMS), the second day is usually the worst and if walking up and down stairs sideways isn’t a good indicator, I don’t know what is. My thighs feel like they were tenderized with baseball bats. Tuesday, I was at the track (no Dave, not the one with horses and betting windows) and did walking lunges non-stop for 400 meters. Today, I’m at the gym wanting a workout that doesn’t involve my legs bending more than a few degrees. My main friends have been Motrin and fish oil, but if misery loves company, another friend, Brent “Oak” Oakeson, also having done the 400 meter walking lunges, called to find out if I was hurting as much as he was.
As we lamented our hammered legs, George Gutierrez arrives to Met-Rx with fresh sticks, wanting to do a kettlebell/run combo. I was more than happy to get him going and time him. I just wasn’t going to join him.
George did great. He did 3 rounds of 400 meter runs and 30 swings, adding 10 each round from the last time and still knocking off 1:45 from just a few days ago, to finish with 8:07. Afterwards, George was still fresh enough to continue some technique work with the 20 kg bell. I think George is digging kettlebells!
My workout was toned down considerably from George’s. After warming up with several sets of push-ups and sit-ups, I did some halos and clean and presses with the 20 kg kettlebell. My main workout was simple:
3×30 kettlebell swings, 20 kg, 10 both hands, 10 ea hand2x30 kettlebell swings, 20 kg, alternating hands. There was full recovery this time between sets.
Played with the bells some more afterwards, but that was enough for today. I want to load up for a good squat session tomorrow.