Last night was my first workout session with my personal trainer and it's safe to say he kicked my butt.
We focused heavily on legs and abs, and when I woke up this morning my butt could feel every single squat and lunge I did.
Getting in and out of chairs is not going to be a fun task today, but I'm sure I'll survive.
My trainer asked me to get to the gym about 30 minutes before our session so I could get in a good warm up. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical before we even got to work.
The training session itself was set up in a circuit fashion. I did several different exercises in a row until I was fatigued. For the lower body, I did tons and tons of squats and lunges.
For abs, I did weighted crunches on a Bosu ball, and then got to play around a bit with the gym's suspension system.
I'm not even sure I can explain how this worked so I'm going to try illustrate.
I started by putting my feet through the loops like the guy below:
And then I had my arms balancing on a Bosu ball kind of like this lady below:
Then I had to pull my knees in to my chest and extend them back out to a straight position, all while balancing on the ball and the TRX straps.
So this is what I looked like when I was out in full plank:
I could only get through about five or six of these before I was just dead.
We wrapped the session up with some stretching, which might have been my favorite part. I love when other people stretch me, it feels so much better than any stretching I do on my own.
Overall, it was an awesome session and I'm really looking forward to next week's.