So yesterday was the 1st day of working out and today is my first rest day. To be honest, I don’t really feel as tired as I thought I would. Even purposely letting my strength slip has not led to any overbearing muscle soreness that is usually attributed to going back to a weight program after a hiatus. It is too early to give a full synopsis of who I think can benefit from the program fully but I can shed a little light already.
Personally me I like the feel of my body being a little sore the next day after a workout. I only mean a little, your body is a remarkable machine that will tell you if your taking something entirely way too fast. That is one of the reasons we feel muscle soreness. As many fitness professionals will say, DOMS, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. In layman’s terms, its simply stating that you essentially are tearing your muscles apart and your feeling it now. So those tears are what are rebuilt and what makes us stronger over time. This particular day 1 workout left me feeling none of that overall from my pull up workout or my push up workout. I will admit that the sit up routine was actually pretty intense. As many of you that workout are probably aware of, the soreness you feel is a good thing. It means things are working in your body to become better.
During the workout I completely felt what I was supposed to, however at this point I am severely doubtful that things are actually working. Its only day one of course, but then again no soreness?
In retrospect this might be expected. The workout plan that is suggested for each respective plan is built on a ladder pyramid style workout. For instance the push ups start with 13 reps, followed by rest, and then 11 reps. It continues in the same fashion until you do the prescribed number of reps. The pull up routine works relatively the same with the difference being the types of pull ups that are done. Neutral, wide, chin ups being examples. The sit-ups works roughly the same way but with sets of exercises that are meant to work different parts of the abdominal muscles. So overall this makes the workout for the whole abdominal section.
Like I said previously it is far too soon to pass thorough judgement. Especially since its only 2 days into the whole thing. The end is in the results though. Further reflections will be based on physique and mental changes from doing a new workout. Stay Tuned.
Have anything to add about how you’ve felt after starting a new workout? Share it in the comments.