It seems March is a month of trying new things and taking risks. Last weekend, a time trial; this weekend, a swim meet. And today…TRX!
TRX is best explained by Coach here. After reading that, I knew it was something I needed to give a try. It takes a lot for me to put on muscle (it’s taken 3 years to develop moderate swim muscles) and I’m willing to work any way I can to address weaknesses in my body strength.
So today was day 1 of TRX! I was a little nervous after reading Julia’s post about how sore she’d gotten. We’ll see in another day if any insane amount of DOMS kicks in – I tried to moderate my first time on the equipment and ease into it. Some of the moves I did felt intuitive and I loved being able to use my body weight to work the muscles harder. Others…were a bit of a challenge – I can tell I will gain all sorts of core strength if I keep this up, I was working so hard to hold positions!
Yes, I had to use Max’s red velvety dog bed as padding for the moves the required knee contact with the floor…it was too ouchy to have them directly on the hardwood!
And with that, I need to crawl off to warm soft bed and collapse…