Today was all right. I tried a few 100’s that weren’t so great. Hanging did not work out like I’d imagined. Hm…However, I love “marching”, either on the stability ball or the foam roller while I do the 100’s because it is hard, and I feel like I’m really not there yet. Now why would I love the places where I am not fully capable? Because that is where my body has something new to learn. Besides it’s fun rolling off a roller or a ball. Makes me lighten up and laugh.
Several people have mentioned that as I keep increasing my numbers there is more and more chance that I will experience muscle fatigue and I could injure myself. True, true.
Thinking about that has made me aware that not only do I need to do opposite actions (spinal extensions) as I have been doing, but I need to really make sure I get enough fluids and rest. And when I rest, I need to make sure that I am not keeping a deep core contraction/constriction, that I actually release.
I took a long, lovely bath before my last two hundred today, then when I did my hundred, on the reformer, I tried to initiate the pose from my core, and keep the surface muscles resting as much as possible. It was a floaty feeling. Then between sets, I just let myself breathe and relax. When I was relaxed, I began again, trying to initiate from the core. Second set felt even better.