I went to a group fitness class (that was not yoga) for the first time in a few years, and was unsure how I felt about it. I went after doing my own weights workout, since I didn’t trust the class to accomplish my goals. I usually lift full-body heavy weights 5×5 – so the weights I choose are heavy enough that I can’t do more than 5 reps. The style of the class was the typical BodyPump/Total Body Conditioning class, with light weights and many reps in a set period of time. I was sore afterwards and a sweaty beast – it was definitely different than what I usually do.
Part of me is stuck in a rut – I feel sick of my current workout routine and doing full-body 3x a week places stress on my shoulders and hip flexors. So instead of my usual 3x a week weights, 2-3x a week running or HIIT cardio, I am going to take this week before my 10K to stretch out and do some injury prevention with yoga.
Does anyone else feel this way? I know my boyfriend switches up his lifting split every so often, alternating between a 3-day split and full-body 3x a week. A lot of it is also mental – some of the beginning strength programs repeat the same workouts over and over again and people have great results. Other programs advocate frequent changes and remixes. I’ve been doing the same/similar workout for almost a year now, and I’ve seen some improvements but I feel like I could be stronger or look different (though I’d have to eat less for the latter and that’s not happening).
So the plan for this week is a little different but hopefully it only means recovery from a possible shoulder strain and stronger lifts next week, and successfully completing my first 10K!