Leg Day. Ouch. I love leg day. I think it has something to do with the fact that a chick's bottom half happens to be pretty strong in comparison to the upper part. Our legs - that is where our power comes from. In a self defense class that I take we learn to use our legs to kick, beat, push, run. We learn that our legs are our best friends.
Our friends? Really? Women have issues with their legs and/or basically the entire lower half of their bodies. I am not immune to this so when I train legs I try to spend alot of time thanking them, feeling the power in them and basically acknowledging that they carry me around on a daily basis and have for most of my life and that they could, literally, save that life at any given time.
I think this is a good practice considering how most of us ladies really feel about our legs. I had a fitness professional tell at some point that I had "gifted quads" and this simply meant to me that my legs were big. And, from the perspective of most females, they are.
But, I like to work them. I like to rely on them. I like the way they carry me and the way I can ride half-seat as many time around the arena as my instructor tells me to without even flinching. LOL.
So, today it was squats and deadlifts. Along with some weighted crab crawls, inverted leg raises and some other freestyle leg burner stuff. I will walk again I'm sure. Maybe tomorrow....
Because the ability to express ourselves and care for ourselves through motion is something we should be grateful for...