We had a grading last Saturday at karate, it is my job at a grading to run the warm up and put the boot s to everyone. I created something on the spot that was only about 12 minutes long, but a lot of people were tired at the end, including myself. I took part in the grading, as so along with all the students I did all the kicks, all the punches, all the jumping jacks, crunchies and double the pushups throughout.
Now if you have not seem The Avengers, first get out from under your rock, it’s a great movie in many ways. But there is a part where Bruce Banner (The Hulk) as been asked what his secret is to keep turning into the big green monster under control. He’s coy for a while and then right as he big fight is about to the begin someone says to him “you better get angry” (or something like that). He goes “You asked me what my secret is, the secret is: I’m always angry!`as he turns into the Hulk.
Later after the grading Mike said to me something like I guess you don`t really get sore at all anymore?’ At the time I answered ‘no, not really’ I was thinking about it later and told Amber about the conversation. Really what I should have said is that ‘Actually, I’m always sore.’
It’s not that I am always in pain or anything, but just that I nearly always feel like my muscles are worked. I could literally have a massage every day and feel like I was being torn apart (and love it).
At first I was sore like ‘Oooohhhhh my muscles ache!’ and now I’m just a bit sore, but it’s a good sore. It’s not a sore that prevents me from doing anything. It’s just something you get used to. I think that too many people get that initial soreness and then feel that it’s too much and stop, or stop working hard. If you fight through that beginning it soon feels way better!