Posting this separately so I can feel properly credit for it being a STRENGTH workout!
On Wednesday night I hauled out the ol’ 5# dumbbells and did a TNT 3 sets x 10 reps of 3 shuolder exercises, then for the heck out of, since I dread lower body weights to much and I’m out of it, I put in 3 sets of static lunges too. This was during TV, since a strength DVD was too much–had too much dread factor, plus since we moved to Brussels I can’t find where my resistance bands are, and Cathe uses those a lot for her ‘late model’ workouts.
In 2001 while I was in the (US) Army I broke my lower left leg at Airborne School, which healed in the bones but I have lots of ligament tears and a partially collapsed arch. No big deal, I just need arch supports and I should stay away from wearing heels (although that sucks, as I’m 5’1/156cm). And I shouldn’t do impact cardio like running anymore–the shin splints I got from overtraining were the lynch pin of the injury anyway. ANYHOO! From here onward even when I can squat 40# with Cathe, lunges always make me wobbly. In fact even when I’ve been training for a while I frequently need to go entirely weightless to truly do a full lunge with 90-degree angles in the knee. I do cheater lunges all the time–so I’m really proud I (a) talked myself into a late-night strength workout and (b) accomplished lunges with 10# of total resistance. Our heirloom Persian rug helped a lot, I stood on it so my legs wouldn’t slide–poor little fibers.