It’s nearly Valentines Day, and I’ve found the perfect match: yoga and the gym.
In an earlier post, I told you I have a hamstring injury. I think it might be because I supinate, (where the foot rolls out more than it should) but that’s a different post.
It’s not serious but I’ve been dealing with the dreaded ‘sit bone pain’ on and off for a while. To help with recovery, I’ve modified my yoga practice.
And I’ve been going to the gym.
I had always shied away from the gym because I thought: hey, the world is your gym! (a la Jeremy from Peep Show). Who wants to run on a machine?
(I haven’t used the running machine because I still sort of feel like that).
But the weights! Oh boy.
If anyone has overstretched their hamstring and has sit bone pain (a super common yoga injury) – let me introduce you to deadlifting. Or leg curls.
It feels amazing to use gentle weights to strengthen an overworked hamstring. Seriously.
Yes, yoga provides a full body workout – there are plenty of hamstring strengthening exercises (locust, warrior 3).
But if you have hurt yourself and need to build strength in targeted muscle groups, then get thee to a gym.