Monday, February 16, 2009

Welcome To The Week

Clearly I've been awakened by my inner-masochist (lovez him) as this morning I opted for a 5:30 a.m. spin/core class. There are times when I can love me some spin, and times when I want to beat the shit out of it. Today was a love fest but this spin class was just 45 minutes + 15 minutes of "core."

As you might know, I'm a STOTT PILATES certified instructor (in case you didn't see the 1-page ad in the NY and LA Times) so I always am interested in what people are doing for core exercises. The instructor today is a great lady; I've done her spin classes many times, and once last year got the big idea I would do body pump and nearly died for 72 hours afterward. If I had one thing to say about her it would be that she's a bit generous on repetition.

I don't believe in numbers. I believe in properly recruiting the muscles and exercising the correctly. When you reach a point where muscles have fatigued and are failing, and keep pressing on to reach a magic number, you risk compromising and over-developing your tight/strong areas.

I liked the exercises she had us do, but I totally quit when I reached my point and do I feel guilty for it? Oh hell nah. Will I do it again Wednesday morning? You betcha! I feel so great and exhilirated now. Monday is mine!

1 comment:

Pennisi's said...

I bet you have one lean and sexy body! I am jealous!!