So I used the Hundred Pushup challenge and applied it to lower-body exercises on Monday. I did a grand total of 50: right leg lunges, left leg lunges, squats with weights and what I can hamstring “bows,” where you bend over and then flatten your back and use your hamstrings to bring yourself upright again. (Oh, and I did those weighted, too.)
Yesterday I was sore, and figured that today I’d be ready to go again!
Today my hamstrings hate me. Really. Serious hate, people. My butt is a little sore, but it doesn’t hate me with the fiery passion of my hamstrings. I’m not sure I can actually work out today, they hate me so much. Ow. Ow owowowowowow. Like that.
AAaaaaaaaaanyway. Because the lunges are unhappy things for my knees, I’m going to resurrect some of my old dance exercises. Because I can’t be the ONLY one with wonky knees, watch this space. I’ll post some how-to’s later. That is, how to exercise your quads and butt without lunges or equipment (because I’m too damn lazy to go to the gym) and without jacking up your knees (Yay! for no impact!). I think I’ve even found some links!