Thursday, 8 January 2009

Muscles? What Muscles???

I have been reminded that I possess certain muscle groups called triceps and quadriceps. It is quite apparent that they have not been used to the fullest extent in the last little while because I can really feel them today after one swim and two bike workouts. Yeowza!

Thankfully it isn’t an excruciating pain, just a ‘Hello. Thank you for using us again pain. Here’s just a little bit of payback for ignoring us the last few months.’

It took me a bit today to feel my triceps, but I felt my quads as soon as I tried to walk downstairs. My vastus medialis to be exact. (Yes, I did have to look that up!) "Oh hello there Mr. Vastus Medialis. Thank you for stopping in and reminding me that I haven't been working out much. I'd greatly appreciate it if you would get used to what is going on quickly so that I am able to walk up and down the stairs without such discomfort."

This may take a while to happen because although my quads were a wee bit sore, I did a low cadence workout on my bike today. Just to spice the old bike workout up a bit, I threw in some sets of squats.

In all honesty, it was a great workout and I felt strong throughout. I did a 15 minute warmup, then started in on the sets. Three minutes of low cadence work, one minute of ball squats, and one minute easy. All of this four times.

Throwing ball squats in the workout really broke things up and added an extra little challenge. Surprisingly, my legs didn't feel tired at the end...until I tried to walk back up the stairs out of the dungeon and up to the top floor.

At some point during the day I thought, hmmmm, what is that strange feeling in the back of my arms. OH! Triceps! Right. Forgot all about you guys. Guess I really was pushing the water yesterday. Excellent.

I take this little bit of soreness as a good sign. I'm putting effort into my workouts and my body is feeling it. Progress is being made. Soon enough I will be back in fighting form. Nothing can stop me now!!!

Well, except for the rest day that I have tomorrow, which I am going to take and I make no apologies for it!

Peace out my friends!


  1. I feel like breaking out into a karate chop after reading the end of your blog posting. Sorry, I am not sure where that came from.

    Biking + Squats = BAD ASS

  2. Muscles? What Muscles???

    Those great lumps of sculpted rock on your arms and shoulders and thighs and abs. Those muscles.

    I'm amazed at what you get done for getting back into working out. That workout would totally knacker me.

  3. Hahahahaha, Shannon! Quote: "Biking + Squats = BAD ASS"

    Biking + Squats = Hard, walnut-cracking ass!!

    :) :) :) :)