The program is getting easier now that I have many of the movements memorized. On one of two occasions I was able to slow jog for 12 minutes without stopping, so this is progress.
- Right hip pain is fading and not a problem. Doubt arthitis. Probably a soft tissue thing.
- Two days of pain in the left side of my chest, worse with chest wall muscle movement. I suspect I caused it by too much pressure on a muscle when using the hard foam roller. This is a 5-inch wide cylinder that you put on the ground then roll various parts of your body against, to give yourself a massage. It hurts if you allow too much of your body weight to be supported by the foam. The pain came on gradually, so it shouldn’t be a cracked rib or torn muscle/ligament.
I’m glad to report I can finish some of the work outs in 30 minutes, in contrast to the two hours I spent on the very first day.
Disclosure: I don’t know Mark Verstegen. I’m not being paid to write about his Core Performance program, nor do I earn a commision if you click the link to his book at Amazon.com.