Absolute(FIT) Relativity

via – Lydia M., AVAC’s AbsoluteFIT Blogger

We’ve All Got Our Strengths … and Weaknesses.

The other day in Strength and Endurance, trainer Marie had us doing a move wherein we lay on the mats with our heels up on a stability ball, rose up into a bridge, and used our hamstrings and quads to move the ball toward us and away from us. large-ball

This move was pretty much in my wheelhouse — I’ve got decent core strength after all these AbsoluteFIT sessions, and my quads and hamstrings are by far the best-developed muscles in my body. One of my workout partners said, “You make this look easy!”

Well … yeah, THAT exercise — but did you see me try to do the pushups on the BOSU? Hoooo boy. Graceless sweaty struggling ensued, and I had to do them on my knees anyway — while on either side of me, people were cranking them out, no problem, at full extension.

What I’m saying is, everybody has their thing — no matter how fit you are overall, there will be some moves that are just plain difficult for you, and some that are relatively easy. Don’t ever be intimidated by what somebody else in the studio is doing, because we’re all here to improve.

—Lydia M. 


Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast with Texas roots, a New York education, and a Californian heart. She plays bass, reads a lot, watches too much TV, and can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week. Her life goals include having a body like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2, and/or having Bill Murray randomly crash a party she is attending. If you need something from her, try bribing her with good coffee or cold beer; odds are, she wants one or the other of those right now.



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