First of all this is my first post!!! My question is, how should your body feel after a strength training session. Recently I hired a personal trainer (even though I'm recently qualified myself) because I work in a gym and find myself doing lots of classes, spin, conditioning, boxercise ect which is great for my cardio fitness and endurance training... but its not going to get me ripped like Zuzanna Light!
Also I eat what I like... which works against me (I love Chocolate flapjack!). So my PT was hired to get me my results, he has changed my diet and put me on a strength/hypertrophy route to lean up and clean up!
I did my first session yesterday solo and after the session felt like I hadnt worked hard enough, even though I failed on a few sets like he told me to expect and my final set of everything was really tough! I don't know if its because I'm use to that feeling of cardiovascular exhaustion, and when Ive been doing weights previously I can feel my muscles fatigueing because its been more endurance.
Ive woke up today with a few aches in my lower back and traps but in general don't have any DOMS. Is this normal? I left the gym full of energy..... but then I got home and slept for 2 hours! I don't understand?!?!
Can you please post and let me know if what I'm feeling is normal and if you have had similar experiences?
I look forward to hearing from you all, the first step to the body of a warrior!!!