I had my first personal training session on Tuesday morning. We did lots of resistance stuff, all outdoors so mostly body weight, resistance bands etc. There was a lot of squatting and lunges.
I am a 32 year old woman currently weighing about 200lbs. Even though I was going to the gym before our most recent lockdown closed it, I am not fit. I was mostly doing cardio stuff. I did manage to lose 13lbs doing this but because the gym has closed I needed to find an alternative - hence the PT sessions!
After the session my legs felt very "wobbly" and weak and I struggled walking home and getting up the stairs to my flat. When I woke up the next day (yesterday) I could barely walk, it was so painful. Anything that meant I had to put weight on my legs was very very difficult. Today it is marginally better, but I'm still struggling quite a lot. I've done all the rememedies, stretching, massage, hot bath, etc. so I don't need suggestions for that.
My question is, is this normal for a first workout with a PT?
Did she push me too hard? Did I push myself too hard? It felt OK at the time of doing it.
And most importantly, should I go back next week? Will it happen again or will I be a bit stronger next time? I am very worried about this happening again next week because it has pretty much put me out of action for 2 days. I know it can be "no pain no gain" but this seems a bit ridiculous.