I just recently signed up for a 12 week program, which includes 4 personal trainer sessions.
I've been to the gym before, and I have done spin and weight classes, but I have never worked as hard as I have, then with a personal trainer.
One thing that I never heard about was when I use the leg extension machine or leg curler I should do 10 regular counts, and then for 5 counts I should bring my toes together and for 5 counts bring my heels to together. Has anybody heard about doing this? Is it safe to do it this way?
Another thing, I thought that my lower body strength was pretty good, but now when I do the leg curls or leg extensions, after the first 10 to 15 counts , I feel a strong burn in my legs, these past few times it has only been in my shins. Is this extreme burn the lactic acid build up, and should subside as the weeks go by? I find that I need to take a breath or 2 before I continue to do any more leg curls or extensions.