I have a problem.. I started my strength training a couple of days ago following a really easy program for beginners. It requires 30 squats (3 x 10), 30 rows and 30 push-ups.
I was reasonably active before I started MFP. I walk to work every day (30 min round trip), went for walks probably 2 more times a week and took longer hikes on the weekends. My legs should be in great shape! They have no fat on them that I can see except my 2 little 'cupcakes' ( the little handful of fat between my thighs at the top). Now, after doing just 30 squats I have not been able to walk properly for 2 days! and I couldn't even go on my little half hour ride yesterday because I could barely get up my stairs into my apartment. I will have to try again tonight but I don't even know if i can do it then.
I use a chair behind me to make sure that my form is right and I have had a trainer show me before so I am reasonably sure that I am not doing them wrong. The only thing I can think of is just that I am too fat for these still and I should just lay off doing more work to my legs for a while until I drop a bit more weight. I was totally fine and in no abnormal pain at all from doing my 'normal' active stuff before this (walking everyday and biking every 2nd) My arms/back are a little sore,which I totally expected from the rows & push-ups but even when I was working out before (when I weighed less) I don't ever remember not being able to walk properly for 2+ days from squats and I used to do a lot more of them!
Any Ideas? Should I just wait for a while and keep on doing my other stuff? The problem is that if I can't do my normal things I can't get the exercise calories for them and since I don't get anything from working out its counter productive to kill my legs doing it.