It’s been a dream of mine (well, for the past year) to convince a student athlete to train me in the world of strength training. I see them often in the fitness center, and late last spring I joked with a football player that I could use him as a trainer. Sadly, he went home for the summer.
Last week, I found out about a student who is also a personal trainer who is also taking on staff/faculty for internship hours this semester.
Yesterday was my first workout with her. My arms have not forgiven me yet. (I don’t even know how I’m typing this, except I’m super shaky.)
Also, I’m so glad I have ProCompression socks. For real. Soreness. (Also, for real – that link is an affiliate link.)
She started me off with a 10-minute warm-up. (I was a little late in getting to the fitness center, or I would have done 15 minutes.) Then she worked me through a few circuits on various machines and weights. I cooled down on the treadmill for another 10 minutes. Total I think my workout was about 45 minutes.
We went over my goals for this semester. I have a couple of races I want to train for, and I want strength training to become a habit (and something I enjoy doing.) I also have pregnancy weight that doesn’t seem to want to leave. She’s going to help me focus on exercises that will help with both – the weight loss and the race training.
She measured my body fat percentage – and no surprise, there wasn’t much fat on my legs. That helped my overall percentage to be lower (because upper body? I’ve got the fat.)
I’m so excited to be working with her.
And I’m so happy I stocked up on ProCompression socks late last month. I’m going to need them.
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