Well, i’ve started going to the gym, mostly to lose weight, but also to gain some muscle. For the first time since middle school when weight training was required in P.E., I tried some of the weight machines while with a friend on Wednesday. After i was done, i was super sore. I didnt know just how sore til later that night and the next day. I could hardly hold a phone reciever to my ear, hold my book bag, etc. Now, i’m pretty sure i probably over did it, and wont do THAT again!
But, what i’m wondering is, since when i sleep my arms normally bend at the elbows, and when i wake up i can hardly move my arms back fully straight without feeling it. I’m beginning to think that as the muscle fibers repair themselves, they get locked in the bent arm position, and dislike when i extend my arm out. Is this the case? Have i caused my arms to stay in a slightly bent position for a few days? Any way to keep this from happening again?
I seriously feel like i’m constantly stiff in my arms. I can eventually bend them straight, but i have to slowly do it. The plus side is, my legs seem to be fairly strong, and i havent had the problems with them that i’ve had with my upper body (the legs at least get some sort of work out)
Anyway, on saturday, i’ll be with another friend who knows how to do weights properly so he’ll show me what to do :).