Overtraining or what, age?

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Overtraining or what, age?
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Mon, 10-26-2009 - 8:01pm

My legs have been so tired lately!






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Registered: 04-21-2003
Mon, 11-02-2009 - 8:35am

Thanks for your input....I agree with you. I think part of the problem was that I did not have compromised form and I was able to do what he was asking me. If I hadn't been able to and spoke up, he would have stopped me. I have 20+ years of experience with free-weights and it felt pretty natural to me...painful when the weights were heavy but mentally, I can get past that.
I have a session later this morning at 11:00. We are definitely having a serious talk about what I want to accomplish and what I expect from him.
I'll let you know what happens.

Nathalie

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Mon, 11-02-2009 - 8:44am

I really appreciate all the great advice and comments that you and the others here on the board gave me.
The wine thing is weird huh? She told us that when she was a professional ballerina in Russia they always made sure not to drink the day before or the day of a performance....it would really affect them except for vodka...LOL! She said vodka is fine and doesn't do anything to your brain-muscle connection.
I think it's pretty interesting and would like to find more scientific data about this reaction to certain types of alcohol.
I love a glass of wine once or twice a week :)

I know for a fact that I strained my muscles. It was the worst pain I have ever felt. Today I feel perfectly normal...which is great. Yesterday I did a bit of leaf-raking and house cleaning which I think helped my circulation and getting rid of the last of the toxins in my system.

I have a session with the trainer today at 11:00 so I will be having a serious talk with him about what my goals are and what I expect from him...if he can't agree with me then I will ask the gym for another trainer. For sure.

I'll let you know what happens

Thanks for your support.

Nathalie

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Mon, 11-02-2009 - 9:03am

Thanks you for your kind comments...all you gals on the board are really great and supportive!
I tried to talk to DH about this but he has never been a "Gym Rat" so he doesn't really get it. He is very supportive and was quite upset to see me in so much agony. He even offered to go and punch out the trainer because he hurt me!LOL! Typical guy response huh?

I really don't know why I got so sore! I have been doing weights here and there a few sets 2 to 3 x a week so it's not like I had been doing nothing. I just don't think I should have been so sore.

Ballet is hard in a different way. When I started back is had been about 20 years for me too and you know what? I was completely crippled for a week. I remember going to my friends house to help her sew some drapes and we were in her basement work room. I literally could not get back up the stairs...my muscles would not move!!!She had to hold me and move my legs one at a time to go up the stairs. Talk about ridiculous...we laughed hysterically for a while after that ordeal.

I think once I talk to the trainer we will get things sorted out between us. I plan on taking him to a ballet class in the near future. I think he needs to do something out of his element to see what it feels like to be in the trainee's shoes...know what I mean? Plus I have this great desire to have him experience the level of soreness that I had after his sessions.
Cruel I know :)
We have people of all ages in our ballet class and it's very hands on. The teacher gives us all individual attention and ensures that we do not injure ourselves she will actually come and move you/show you what she wants you to do. I just love it! My good friend with MS (multipe sclerosis)has been going for the last 17 years! she is in great shape and this is what keeps her illness under control. With doing ballet she certainly has more good days then bad. We even have a lady who is 73 and she goes 3 times a week and even does the advanced class. She has a beautiful body and looks more like a 25 year old than a 73 year old. I kid you not. Her face is wrinkly but even her face looks about 20 years younger than her age.
AWESOME!
There's a big burly guy who works in a brick factory that comes 3 times a week. He loves dance and has taken ballroom before. He works out with weights and has a great physique. He was the star of our year end recital and had to do all sorts of lifts and spins with all of us girls. Weeee!

I love it!

Nathalie

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 11-02-2009 - 11:08am

Vodka, it is, then!






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