Holy Shit, Ouch!  

aascrompn 43M
6957 posts
5/5/2006 6:34 am

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Holy Shit, Ouch!

Ok, I don't mean to keep boring you great people of my workouts, but I had to share something (last time, for now).

I have fairly decent legs. I grew up playing soccer, so I've been told, to this day, that I still have soccer player legs. I am going for more bodybuilder shaped legs, so working them is very important to me.

I have been lifting on and off since I was 15. I've read everything from basic lifts to advanced lifts that you see in magazines. I realized a couple of years ago that the best way for ME to build, is to stick to the basic lifts. I'm able to gain more strength and size with the basics.

I'm not very fond of working legs, as it's the most strenuous out of any other muscle group that I work. I really despise squats, but I'm good at them... My new personal trainer decided we were going to work legs last night. I had been prepared for the standard squats, ham curl excersises. I told him that I had just done legs two days prior, but he insisted this was just to learn new techniques and not to really work them too hard. You should really only do legs about once per week to allow them to heal fully. What was about to ensue was the hardest shit that I've done since I wrestled in high school.

What are Plyometric Exercises?
In the simplest of terms, plyometrics are exercises that involve a jumping movement. For example, skipping, bounding, jumping rope, hopping, lunges, jump squats, and clap push-ups are all examples of plyometric exercises.

He had me grab a 25 lb. dumbell, perform a squat, jump straight up, and land, going back into a squat stance. Let me tell you that this is NOT easy. He had me do 15 reps for 3 sets. This builds the guads (front part of the leg) from the squat and jump portion of the lift, and it builds the Hamstrings (back portion of the leg) from the landing. I was completely out of breath by rep 10 on the first set (need to quit smoking). I could not seem to ever get my breath fully back for the entire hour.

My legs feel good, but are still shaky today. This hit me harder than I ever thought possible. I guess using a personal trainer isn't as bad as I once thought. I have a ton of the same knowledge as they, when it comes to nutrition, and basic understanding of lifts and muscle knowledge, but his experience of different lifts is what I'm really paying for. He knows where I want to be and is making sure that I get there! Not a bad use of money.

Sorry to bore you again, but I wanted to share my shock of what seems to be basic, but in reality is so very, very hard.

My body is physically exhausted. My mind is much more clear, but I just need to keep this up about another week before my energy levels adapt.


southrnpeach333 51F

5/5/2006 6:42 am

My sons go to a speed and agililty trainer who uses many plyometric training techniques. It is amazing what these exercises will do for your body and performance.

aascrompn replies on 5/5/2006 9:29 am:
Yes, I believe that it's going to help me build strength, which should really break me through the squat plateu I'm in.

fantasylover_05 63M

5/5/2006 7:14 am

My Trainer has me do plyo's now and then... such as jumping up onto a 26" high platform from a flat footed stance... it sucks! LOL

I do believe a trainer is great.. they can pick up on nuances in your form that is actually limiting the isolation of the muscle gropu you are trying to work

So many people do not perform exercises correctly and it does them little good and exposes them to potential injury!

Keep at it!!!

I am rooting for ya!

aascrompn replies on 5/5/2006 9:35 am:
Thanks for the email! You sure can lift heavy!

I hate the plyo's as well! I know they will work, though.

Yes, he said that I had 90% proper form, but caught many things I was never aware of before.

I agree that if it's not done with the proper form, it will do little for you. I don't lift heavy at all to be honest with you. Through better technique, I'm able to surpass many others who lift really heavey and have bad form.

Seriously_Real 49M

5/5/2006 7:21 am

I'm quite pleased to hear about the benefits your getting that do to things other than the muscle groups. And you know what? I don't get tired of reading the lifting posts, for some reason. Maybe it is just because it is so real and honest, I don't know. But I'll tell you this -- you are coming real close to inspiring me to get into the gym and start lifting.


aascrompn replies on 5/5/2006 9:56 am:
I think it's helping my metal state a HUGE amount! I'm looking less for The One and am able to take things day by day. Sure, I still long for Her, but now that I'm getting in better shape, I feel much more confidant about Her finding me.

I'm happy to hear that you like reading about this. I will continue to post them then.

I think it would be great if I were to convince you to go.

HBowt2 60F

5/5/2006 7:35 am

like to get my legs shaky doing something else....

aascrompn replies on 5/5/2006 9:57 am:
Oh, do tell!!

EroticaXTC 51F

5/5/2006 7:38 am

I'm actually glad you're writing these posts, because I'm learning some things here that I probably wouldn't have sought out on my own!

aascrompn replies on 5/5/2006 9:57 am:
Well I can assist you w/ learning squats...

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
5/5/2006 9:04 am

i love doing leg work outs as my legs are strong and enjoy the pushing,pulling,bending ect but since last year my Doc has banned me from any leg exercises using weights and putting any strain on my knees walking fast is not the same as running free as a breeze

I'm a

i'm here to stay

jadedbabe78 107F

5/5/2006 9:21 am

Hey, share them anytime...they're not boring.

Leg work outs are what I'm best at...maybe it's because I don't have any upper body strength....lol.


aascrompn replies on 5/5/2006 9:58 am:
This is true for most women! Show me some leg...

catseyes23 62F

5/5/2006 9:46 am

I can just imagine you, poor thing! I would prefer to do other things that would make my legs shake! Keep at it!


aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:11 am:
What are other things that make legs shake??

EroticaXTC 51F

5/5/2006 11:51 am

au contraire my friend, Squats is my "forte'" !!! It was my strongest suit in my weight training class in high school

aascrompn replies on 5/5/2006 11:59 am:
Fine... How about you do pullups and I'll spot you... from the front.

mycin62 55F

5/5/2006 12:13 pm

Hey, stop bragging about your legs and let's SEE them already

aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:12 am:
Can you see them now?

rm_gerson42 53M
2419 posts
5/5/2006 3:06 pm

Yeah, we wanna see your.......sorry, got caught up in the moment. Forgot, Im strait.
Reminds me of a book I read as a kid about Arnold. He used to go out to the forest with his weightlifting buddies and they would do this insane leg workout and just blast them. They would put logs on their shoulders and hop around. Feel the burn baby!

aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:13 am:
I heard about that... Didn't he mention that in his Modern Day Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding?

frangipanigal 46F
10406 posts
5/5/2006 4:37 pm

Keep at it and do some for me please. I AM GOING TO GO BACK SOON!!! Just remind me OK...

Frangi x

aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:13 am:
It's time to go back now...

MyRealLoverOne 47M

5/5/2006 4:48 pm

I think you are eating too much claim chowder....that's what's making you puke.........

aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:14 am:
Maybe, but it's full of protien... You are not going to let me live that one down, are you?

ArtisticTwist75 42F
2505 posts
5/5/2006 7:53 pm

I know of other ways to make men weak in the knee's. Think my way is more fun.


aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:15 am:
Please explain in detail, as I'm a very visual person...

Knot4Everyone 41F

5/5/2006 9:04 pm

I just read a tip on how to work on your hamstrings - go up the stairs in reverse! I realize you're talking about a much more in-depth workout, but this going-up-stairs-backwards thing seems to have an effect! WARNING: Please exercise caution when traveling up a stairway backwards - USE THE HAND RAILS!

Just trying to help!

Hope the workouts get easier!

aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:16 am:
Thanks for the tip, sexy! I'm usually drunk, so maybe walking backwards isn't a great idea...

LustyTaurus 49M
21253 posts
5/5/2006 10:19 pm

When I competed and trained with the National High Performance Training Center, plyometrics was standard practice for almost every muscle group...excellent for building muscular endurance, strength and speed without bulking up hugely...also excellent to build a good base to bulk up.

aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:16 am:
That's what I am more or less going for at this point. I want a stronger foundation to build from.

Babel__Fish 46F

5/6/2006 2:22 am

Thanks for posting this! I have learned something today that i wan use in the future and I am going to do some research on the subject.


aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:17 am:
No problem! Stay tuned for further workouts!

Phuc_Buddy 47M

5/6/2006 10:06 am

Well, well so you have soccer player legs...hmmmmm. You should definately show them off in your profile. They would go nicely with those innocent looking eyes and cute little smile you have going on.

Well I was wondering if you wanted a workout partner. Someone to help you really work on those legs and the rest of your lower body. I could show you how lie on your back and stretch them so you feel a good burn. It really helps to strengthen the gluts and keep you flexible. It is good that your trainer has you doing squats but I think I can take your workout to a whole new level. I can introduce you to a whole new type of squat that includes some thrusting motion. I'll keep you in perfect form and don't worry it will only hurt for a little while.

After I work your lower body to the point you are definately week in the knees I'll be happy to relax the rest of your sweaty body with a nice total body hot oil massage. I'll rub down those sore hamstrings, quadraceps, calves and gluts. I'll relax those shoulders, biceps, triceps and chest. And as a little something extra I'll even through in the happy ending before I have you hit the showers so I can remove the oil from your body and get you into the sauna for another good sweat.

aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:17 am:
I am so very relieved to know that this was your dare!

warmandsexy52 65M
13164 posts
5/6/2006 1:34 pm

Climbing a big hill with 20 kilos (44 lbs) of flying equipment on my back is tough on the legs but good for the muscles.

aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:18 am:
44lbs. can get a little heavy. We used to have to "ruck" w/ 60lb packs in the Army.

bardicman 51M

5/7/2006 12:13 am

I got something you can jump squat on

I am not dead yet

aascrompn replies on 5/8/2006 6:18 am:
Nice hair!

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