April 22nd, 2015
I promised a frank account of my experiences getting back into the shape I want to be in.
Some of it isn’t pretty but it is pretty funny.
That little cartoon always made me giggle, but I never thought it actually happens. I know we have all felt like it was about to happen… but to actually happen?? Nooooo…
Training leads to all sorts of fun body sounds. Pops, snaps, cracks and the classic Pfffffffft…
Try not to let it freak you out, anyone who has spend anytime moving their body, never mid pushing it to extremes, has experienced an unexpected soundtrack. Gym etiquette says you either ignore what has happened and those around you will do the same, or acknowledge it with a laugh.. and move on.
Trust me, as a powerlifter, max lift day can create a virtual symphony.
Back to the thigh clap.
I am innocently enough pushing through box jumps when I hear a strange sound. I ignore it and move on. I am working hard, really hard, I hear it again! Perhaps Andrew is just cheering me on. He can be very encouraging, but that didn’t seem right. The sounds continues. With every jump I hear the usual thud of my feet, scream of my lungs, and gasp of wonderment that I am still upright and not lying injured on the floor. Yet.. something is different.
OMG. The momentum and effort was causing my THIGHS TO CLAP TOGETHER.
In my earlier years this delightful experience would of led to tears, shame and horror.
Happily I am older and wiser.
First I clarified with trainer Andrew that I was indeed hearing this sound.
Following that I clarify that he isn’t traumatized.
Cue the laughter ~ and more box jumps.
Ready to start the journey for a healthier you?
BTW: Never google thigh clap.. just don’t do it.