Remember last week I decided it’s time to return to strength training? Well, I started off with the 300 workout which left my back and chest very sore from its excessive amounts of push ups and pull ups. So, Friday I decided to do a leg workout. Just to balance things out.
Good idea, right? Three days later, my legs are still sore from it.
Before I did the workout, I got to watch some of the best athletes in the world practice hand-offs and get loose for the Penn Relays.
One of my assistant coaches was lucky enough to get a picture with Justin Gatlin and Maurice Greene. Unfortunately, I was on the wrong side of the track to see them. Oh well.
After soaking up the sun and watching the various teams run around, I decided to get in a workout of my own. I didn’t feel like going for a run because I went for a 4-miler the previous day. Instead, I went for a body-weight, lower-body-intensive, CrossFit-inspired workout.
Body Weight Lower Body Burner
**Complete as quickly as possible
100 Lunges (50 each leg)
100 Calf Raises
100 Sit ups
It took me about 12 minutes to complete this workout. Right after I was done, my legs felt jello-y, but I had NO idea how sore it would make me. There was a 5k that started on campus yesterday that I wanted to do, but when I woke up my legs still wouldn’t move. I am not sure whether it has been my lack of lifting that made me so sore or the fact that this workout is just very intense. I plan to try this again one of these days, but hopefully it doesn’t hurt as badly.