I’ve been working out at home for about a year.
On a lark I went to a free sample “Group Power” class at a local gym where I’m not a member. My impression is that most of the glasses are for girls, but this was described as barbell squats, lunges and presses. It sounded interesting so I went.
Well, the class was all women except for me and a 70-year-old guy. It was basically aerobics set to music using barbell weights rather than dancing.
The supplied weights were less that what I’m used to lifting at home, but instead of 5 reps and a rest, it was continues reps for the 5-6 munutes of the song. By 4-5 minutes of continious lifting, I was hurting, so I actually had to lighten up a little.
Now two days later, my arms, especially the triceps, are still sore. Maybe it’s because I don’t have tricep extensions in my current home routine.
So my questions are: What are the advantages/disadvantage of the lower-intensity/hi rep routine like this comapred to a 5 reps & rest routine?
Should I wait for the soreness to subside before resuming my routine at home? Or just go a little lighter on the tris?