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Monday, January 22, 2007

DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Yesterday I felt deliciously sore in parts of my upper and lower body - I have to admit to liking some DOMS. :-) Simply because they mean I 've had a great workout, challenging myself.

Why the DOMS? I was using the overtaining principle with weights - this helps with fat loss and muscle definition and endurance.

Saturday I completed a FIRM Classic - Volume 1, aerobic weight training.

Sunday was Taebo Total Body Blasting - intervals of cardio ( Taebo) and resistance work. And swam laps at the pool with dh and the boys.

Monday I did the FIRM Volume 1 again.

Hence the DOMS.

This meant it was time for cardio today - did Taebo Cardio Circuit 2, 55 minutes of Taebo with circuits for upper body/lower body/abs/total body.

I was dancing around a bit and letting loose between some of these circuits ~ those endorphins, you know! lol!

(Laughs at self).

Shelley ( BB's dd) mentions at the end of this workout that it's not just physical but also spiritual - we work on the inside and the outside follows.

A nice thought..


Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Leonie - this is one of the best feelings for me!

I love it!

Leonie said...


Hey, why not join s on the blog!

Cindy said...

I really like that, too and it never fails I am really sore after a PT session. Fun post.

Maria.. come on board, would love to have you. I got my pedometer in the mail (like $12) and want to see how much activity I can add in non-dedicated workout time. Walks to the park count!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

I'm only a walker, though due to life circumstances....what do you think????

Rachel May said...

I think walking counts. In fact it's great because it's a way to balance fitness with the rest of your life.

Leonie, I'm a big wimp. Some days I can take the DOMS, but other days I reach for the motrin.... :(

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Oh, soon I'll be a swimmer - MY FAVORITE!

Ok, I'll join...you want to sign me up?

Cindy said...

Hi Maria..

I sent you an invite.. let me know if you need any help or don't see it in your email.

Glad to have you join us!

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