In an effort to get into shape and build up some upper body strength for an upcoming tour, I have begun going to the University gym (in addition to Monday spinning classes, weekend trainer rides, and lots and lots of brisk walking)
At the gym I ride the stat bikes because I am bicycle-less during the week and I figure it's better than nothing. I have also started doing some light weights (I've also got weights at both places I live). And I discovered that this gym has a whole section of rowing machines. I love rowing machines!! A cardio and upper body workout (and legs too, to some extent) all in one!
So yesterday I rowed 18 minutes (3 kms) ... and felt great the whole time.
I thought I'd feel it this morning, but when I got up, I felt great!
Well, today ... as the day has progressed ... I have become sorer and sorer and sorer. Now I can hardly move! This morning I thought I was going to get away with rowing 18 minutes ... this evening I know better. I'll row again next week when I recover, and will hopefully build up these muscles that currently ache.
Now ... for those of you that row ... do you feel it in your upper back (shoulders), or in your lower back?