At the suggestion of my brother-in-law, I tried the "Scientific 7-Minute Workout" yesterday. Of course, tough guy that I am, 7 minutes didn't sound like enough - despite the science behind it - so I did it twice. It got the heart beating and in the end it felt like I had really worked a "number" of muscles - how's that for a non-scientific take on the effort I exerted? The killer for me - the side plank at the end of the routine. I just couldn't figure out how to balance. Do I put one leg on top of the other - or "cheat" by having both feet touch the ground?
This morning I woke up stiff in spots - mostly below the belt. I don't "work out" a lot, and what I do is mostly upper body stuff. I enjoy my push-ups (any where, any time), and pull-ups on the bars at the local park - or our own Rainbow Play System in the back yard. The only lower-body work I do is walking and the occasional hobbled run. My legs are stiff and sore (in a good way) in a number of places. For what its' worth, my Achilles feels pretty good and my knee is fine. At this rate I'll have healed myself before I can even get in to see the PT - on May 28.