I hear from clients as a fitness trainer this phrase so often in some variation,
” I used to be in shape, I used to run _____ miles a week, I used to lift weights, ” ” I used to be 25 pounds lighter.”
Using myself as an example , having been mostly off a fitness regiment due to my leg injury , rehabbing the knee has been my focus. This has been a difficult program but after 4 months , progress has been steady but slow.
I was told to pick up the intensity so I can gain more endurance and strength as the first goal was to regain mobility. Today I went to my old training gym I worked at for 8 years in order to crank it up a bit. I chatted with the trainer buds I know from the gym and that was great.
My workout was as follows.
35 minutes on the upright bike , level 8 -12, HR up to 140
Two sets of pull downs, 10 reps, 80 lbs.
Two sets of curls, 10 reps, 25 lbs.
Two sets of pushups off a smith machine, 10-15 reps.
Two sets of lunges, 10 reps. no weight
Two sets of squats, 10 reps. no weight
Two sets of lateral step downs, 10 reps , no weight
Two sets of individual two raises, 10 reps, no weight.
Iced for 20 minutes and called it a day.
Now several hours later, my damaged leg is feeling very funky and my upper body will feel it tomorrow.
” I used to be.”