For some maybe sadistic reason, I was looking forward to skipping my run yesterday and instead head home to do my first workout to the Iron Strength DVD I bought. Yes, maybe sadistic is right. I'd watched the routine after the DVD arrived, just to see what I was getting myself in to, and for whatever reason, I was excited to try it.
The main routine is about 50 minutes when all is said and done. There is a quick warm up to get the muscles loose, then it's right into the exercises. Anywhere from squats and lunges, to core work to upper body work. It's a total body strengthening routine and there's very little rest between each super set. I was huffing and puffing and even pausing the DVD to get some more time to catch my breath. I hadn't done that type of workout in quite a while. There's is the warm up, 5 super sets, then planks and stretching to wrap it up.
For those just beginning, he does have one of the "models" so a modified version, which I was doing for some of the workouts. I certainly did the modified push ups because I remembered how many push ups are in the routine, as well as other arm workouts, and I didn't want to kill my arms. My legs would be dead, but I wanted my arms to make it through.
So how am I feeling? At the moment, my lower quads are jelly. I live on the 3rd floor, so walking down the stairs to my car was interesting this morning, as was walking down the stairs in the parking garage at work. My glutes are OK, but I'm anticipating them getting sore as the day progresses. My hamstrings are a little tight, but the main soreness is right in my quads. They're taking all my attention this morning.