I've always been curious about you at yoga. I can't hack it. I can get through Body Balance IF it is after another cless eg Cross Trainer as I treat it as a long stretch, but can't go just for that class. But I also think i'm not doing things properly as other people (mostly instructors) say they are sore the next day. I always thought they were saying that to sell the class. I've never been sore after a BB class.
I admit my skill level in this area is close to zero and my flexibility is not up to the girls.
But yes I find it an hour long bludge.
If I have done a class prior I can feel the worked prior muscles but not much extra.
When I did it at Balance Lambton sometimes I could feel it if the poses held a position such as a lunge for a very long time.
So the choice to go to Pump instead was easy.
Even in Pump parts of this are a bludge.
For chest I am on 17 kg which is very easy for the first two sets until we do a round of low pulse push-ups and from there I struggle onwards upon returning to 17 kg again.
All my squats and lunges at 25 kg seem easy so I will have to try back to 30 kg.
Wow! None of the guys (35-45 yr) are doing quite that much consistently in my class. Guess it depends on what you're after.
The other yoga classes I was doing recently seemed more like “yoga for beginners” and the poses were simpler and the instructors voice was very soothing.
I got so relaxed in these classes I could almost fall asleep at the end. This was of bigger interest to me than flexibility or muscle mass.
I got the instructor to write down the yoga name to see where I could attend in future but I haven’t found it yet.
I used (several years ago) to have 30 kg for legs and 20 kg for everything else apart from triceps so I will work my way back to this.
My personal aim is restored muscle mass and endurance to get back how I was when I met KC (in Wallalong stump removal peak strength levels). Both for my health and physical appearance.