Personal Training… Legs.
Another personal training leg day with Sam. I’m starting to look forward to these days and dread them at the same time. It’s hard to take so many steps back in order to try and correct things, but I know it’ll be worth it in the long run. But just when you think you’re getting better, you take a swift kick to the hip. Figuratively. But it sure feels like literally.
I was getting “warmed up” before Sam was finished up with his previous client. I say “warmed up” because tonight I learned the difference between warming up and stretching. I had my hamstrings and hips pretty loose and got some foam rolling for my lower back. Once we got into squatting (body weight for form, and then kettle bells to work on posture) I could already tell something was starting to be a bit off. The funny thing is that we never really go heavy on these things. I mean, I get up to 45 lbs per kettle bell and front squat that, but I’ve been able to hit singles at 205. This isn’t heavy, but it absolutely fries my system.
By the time we got into lunges, that’s where stuff started to go downhill pretty quick. I could feel a tightness in my right hip and between sets I’d try opening up my hips a bit more to see if I could get rid of the tightness. But that wasn’t helping at all. In reality, it was probably making things a bit worse. By the time I had some water breaks near the end of the session, I was already favouring my right hip when I was walking. There’s nothing like pulling your hip doing some 25 pound lunges…
I’ll be travelling for work tomorrow, so I’ll be missing at least tomorrow and I imagine the following day for training. Kind of sucks, but that’s just how it is. I’ll be sure to make up for it when I’m back. Might be a good opportunity to let my hip rest up.