All that work for FIVE Activity Points?!
11/30/2011 12:53 AM
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I've been trying to vary my workout routines lately. Tonight, I took a Body Pump class at my gym. It's like weight lifting set to music. I've taken it before (a looong time ago) and I can honestly say - it's not my favorite workout. I MUCH prefer Body Step (step aerobics).
It's not that it isn't a good workout - I just think Step is more fun. Body Pump is a 55 minute class and we work the entire body. We use a bar and slide weights on and off for different parts of the body. I worked EVERY part of my body! My quads, my wads and my odds. I don't know what the "technical" names for the different muscle groups are - I just know that I am going to be sore tomorrow!
I got home and excitedly logged on to my eTools to track my APs and do you know - I only got 5 stinkin' points for a 55 minute weight lifting class? Granted, it wasn't the intensity of my step classes but I normally earn 12 APs for a step class and I was hoping for at least 8 or 9 for the Body Pump class.
My heart was pumping; I was sweating and breathing deeply and only 5 APs? RealIy?! I know I was working pretty vigorously because my muscles were shaking. You know that slight tremble when you try to use a muscle that is just TIRED? After class, I stood at the top of the stairs for a bit; afraid to walk down for fear that I wouldn't be able to control the muscles in my thighs and I would just keep going and going. I didn't want to run over anybody! My arm even shook a bit as I tried to raise my hand to put the key in my car's ignition. As I sit and type - I can feel the muscles in the backs of my legs start to tighten up. I hope I can get out bed tomorrow!
Well, I guess APs are APs. Just be warned - not all are created equal! :)