I went to a Body Pump class last night and made my lower back sore. It is always somewhat sore but this morning it is REALLY sore. I either used too much weight or did something incorrectly or both.
I am thinking of wearing one of those belts that fits tightly around the mid-section for support of the lower back. Have any of you done this or have any information about doing this? I know I see those belts hanging around for the men who lift really heavy amounts. My wimpy little weights would look like baby rattles to them. I have heard that it's not wise to use those belts because one can become dependent on them. If it prevents a sore lower back I am going to try it. I think the belts are to prevent hernias for the men.
This Body Pump class was at a different time than the other one so there was a different instructor. She came in and WOW! Talk about cut. I could see every muscle. She almost looked stringy with muscle. She didn't have much personality and chewed bubble gum and blew bubbles the whole time. She didn't give any encouragement. I am not running her down. She was nice but all business. I couldn't hear her very well. The man I had for the first class was all personality, very friendly, and shouted encouragement as the class progressed. He didn't have a mouth full of gum and he was very good at what he did. I watched the girl and she did do something I haven't been doing. At the top of a dead lift she really tucked in her butt. I could see this in the mirror behind her and, as I said, every muscle showed.
I can't go to my step aerobics class this morning because Historic Centerville is producing a book for our BiCentennial this year. They want a group picture of the board members taken at 10 a.m. and guess who is on the board?
I am going to go to a Body Flow class tonight. Flowing my body may be less painful than pumping it. Hope so. Be careful out there today. I am going to go take some pain pills.