I forgot to mention it, but on Monday I had the MOST intense physical therapy session. I’ve been to treatment for various injuries over the years but none of them have been like this.
My treatment appointments are usually done in three parts:
- soft tissue massage (this is to improve my range of motion)
- lessons in body positioning (this usually involves the skeleton hehehe)
I write workout and not exercises because this is basically like having a personal trainer kick your ass. We focus on lower body with strengthening exercises that are specific to the muscles that I need to develop.
Monday’s workout was SO HARD that I was collapsing during one exercise in the last set. I was drenched in sweat. Obviously my doctor knew he had really put me through the ringer because he high fived me three times before I left. It still hurts today
I get asked all the time how much progress I’m seeing. Honestly, I can’t even tell you how pleased I am with the results. I’ve experienced a huge reduction in pain. I’m stronger than I have ever been, and I’ve even started to see definition in my leg muscles.
Speaking of sweaty I’m heading to hot pilates for the first time. The only pilates I’ve ever done is the beginner’s workout from Blogilates.
FYI Toronto friends – Moksha Yoga St Clair West is offering free classes all week this week.
Brad went to hot yoga last night. He loves hot yoga and has done it a tonne over the last five years. However he hadn’t been in about six months and it was so hot yesterday. When he got home last night he looked like burning, sweating death.
At first he told me that he spent a good amount of time in savasana. Eventually it came out that he wasn’t lying nicely in corpse pose but instead rubbing his face and rolling around gasping for breath.
I asked him if he wanted to guest post this morning about hot yoga but apparently this morning he was still too hot.
Have you tried hot yoga? What about hot outdoor workouts – do you do them or stay inside for your session?