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My Pinky Toes Don’t Hurt

on January 7, 2014

Yeah, that’s pretty much it. Oh, and maybe my eyelids. I think I’m doing something wrong because I feel like I have a perpetual case of DOMS.



Since I went to the obstacle gym on Saturday morning, I’ve barely been able to move. I felt like I had done all 3 strength days combined for full body soreness. Sunday was the absolute worst day because that’s how my body usually works – the second day is the worst. Yesterday was a bit better when I woke up, but then I went to the gym for chest/tricep day and started my new strength routine. My, how things changed after that.

My friend Dan gave me a little exercise to throw in there for triceps called The Monster. I can’t find a video of exactly what it is online but basically it involves 3 exercises performed in succession as one rep: skull crusher, into a lying tricep extension right into a close grip bench press (excuse the horrible videos – I couldn’t really find what I wanted. Try not to laugh at “Buff Dudes”). The whole thing is done with an EZ Curl bar with the close grip the entire time. Once all 3 are done, that’s just one rep. Just one. Are you getting that? Just. One. Rep.

Today, my triceps are angry. Very angry. My chest also isn’t very pleased because in addition to switching up my Smith machine bench press to a flat bench dumbbell press, I also now do decline bench dumbbell presses. That’s a horse of a different color. Who knew they’d be so much more difficult?!?

So yeah…good times. But you know what, it feels awesome!!





10 responses to “My Pinky Toes Don’t Hurt

  1. You can always become a Cyberman!

    Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
    Episode: The Age of Steel (2006)
    We think of the humans. We think of their difference and their pain. They suffer in the skin. They must be upgraded

  2. Yankee Girl says:

    Just think. A week from now after the new strength stuff and obstacle gym is old hat, your body will be like, “monster today? Pfft, whatevs.”

  3. TartanJogger says:

    DOMS: love em and hate em at the same time!

  4. Oh, I bet you are SORE. Hopefully it is a happy sore though because you knwo you have been working hard.

  5. Sore is good!! I need to step up my strength training!!!

  6. It’s what I call a “good sore!”

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