I'm no expert, but I've been around.
This guy pushed you way too hard. You should not not be able to walk and/or have to take to your bed. Four times a week for a beginner is just too much.
I'm not doing CF, but I recently started a group fitness class that's working my body unlike anything ever has (bodyweight, compound movements, deep stretching), so exactly what you're writing about is up-front-and-center for me, right now.
The first class felt like a true accomplishment and triumph to complete and I was pushed to right at my max, but it did not blow me out of the water, like what you're describing. I was sore for the next 2 days, but it was the good kind of sore (as opposed to the over-the-top kind of sore--I do know what you are talking about) and I was able to move .... and I looked forward to the next time I could go (not dreading it). I was only able to do 2 times a week, with lots of recovery in between. It has taken about 4 weeks for me to even consider going 3 times a week. In the beginning I was working so hard I was nauseous, but now I'm not even that. (P.S. I'm 42.)
What this guy is trying to get you to do is just to much for you, where you are right now, and it's pissing me off a little that he's just barreling ahead and not listening to you or your body. Not a good sign.
Last edited by TigerLily; 09-14-2011 at 04:38 PM.
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