Day 314: If in doubt…Squat!
So what exercise do you do when you have the end of a cold and an arm injury that is rapidly healing?
Well…tabata and squats of course…but I’ll come to that in a minute 😀
First of all, my arm…I had an appointment with Sophie the sports therapist to check I hadn’t done vast amounts of damage and that my arm was not about to fall off…
The consensus of opinion is the pain I had was warning pain, that if I carried on hanging on stuff I would damage something, but as I stopped very quickly, I managed not to damage myself too much. It felt like the biceps and triceps, which have been tight for a while, got pulled, they had no stretch and sort of seized up to protect themselves from tearing. So it hurts and is a bit like a giant bruise but not actually a tear or anything! Sophie massaged it and poked and prodded it…which hurt…then hurt less (which is good). She then put magic tape on it, which I think actually does something and is not like the multi-coloured plasters they give to kids to make them feel better…
which ever it is…my arm feel better so that is all that maters…
This means dancing season is go 😀
All I have to do is shake this cold…but I am sure it is on its last legs, beaten into submission by vitamin c and lemsip!
Despite the fact that things are getting better I didn’t want to run the risk of making myself worse again by going overboard so I devised a cunning little cardio / lower body work out that I could do at home 🙂
I started with a round of tabata (because I am getting obsessed with it…) which consisted of:
20s side to side shuffle
Repeat x 4
I next I did the first half of the first installment of my May squat challenge:
50 Standard squats which I did in 2 sets of 25
then repeat the above tabata
Then the second half of the first installment of the squat challenge:
50 Plie Squats which I also did in 2 sets of 25
I followed this by 3 sets of 10 Lunge rotations
Then (because my legs hated me by this point) I moved down to the floor and did 2 x 20 Crunches, 2 x 20 bridges 1 x 20 single leg extensions.
I finished the whole thing off with a bit of foam rollering and the stretches Sophie gave me 🙂
Day 314 Complete 😀