The common thinking is that lifting heavy weights is only for people who want big muscles, but Ariel Conant soon found out - the hard way - that that isn't true at all.
With my new "can do" attitude, I was more than ready to tackle week three at Coastal Fitness Performance Training.
After two weeks of training, my stamina has improved a bit, and I no longer fall over backwards when I attempt a kick. The muscular tension from the gruelling Muay Thai cardio sessions is nicely relieved by the antigravity yoga.
The odds were not in my favour this week. And, okay, I may have unintentionally volunteered myself for one of my mishaps, but still.
It was Sunday morning, I should be in bed, but I found myself on a bus going to Central to ride a stationary bicycle.
"I'm not strong enough." During week two, these were the thoughts I had holding me back. Although my muscles had mostly stopped aching and were getting used to the regular workouts, I still didn't think I was really that strong.
After a lovely summer of lounging and eating out, it’s time to get started with my share of the #YPGetFit challenge. Fortunately my body scan said I have a metabolic age of 23. That’s closer to my mental age of 13 than to my real age, so I must be doing something right. Still, we can probably...
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Young Post's reporter Wong Yat-hei takes on the bike, and learns the hard way that it's going to be an uphill struggle
Young Post reporter Ariel Conant first week of strength training at Coastal Fitness was a story of blood, sweat and tears. (OK, no blood or tears, but certainly lots of sweat!)