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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Late Workout

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Happy Tuesday Peeps. I was super tired today and almost didn't do today's workout but I managed to squeeze it in at 8:30. Of course, I feel 100 times better after working out too. I'm still struggling with finding ways to do a couple of the body weight exercises. I should be able to get the equipment I need within the next month so I'll keep making do until then.

I'm noticing little differences already, like the little definition I'm seeing in my arms. You know when people clench their jaws and you can see that little muscle in their cheek? I CAN SEE MINE NOW!!!

Monday my husband and I went over to his aunt's place and ended up helping them lay sod. At first I just watched my husband do it. I thought to myself that there was no way I could lift the sod. Then I realized hey I lift weights, why couldn't I lift sod? So, I did and it felt good to be able to help out. 

Here is tonight's workout:

Deadlift: 5 sets 60 lbs x 6 reps 
NOTE: I added 5 lbs to last week's weight

Chin-ups: 5 sets x 6
NOTE: I stood on a box and used my arms to pull myself up (my feet stayed on the box). I try to pull up as much as I can with my arms.

Standing Overhead Press: 5 sets x 45 lbs
NOTE: I added 5 lbs to last week's weight

Plank: 3 x 20 seconds
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  1. Hey, eLLe, I thought I commented on this last time, but it didn't show up. Anyway, I said that I had recently started to lift heavy too. I wanted to know if, when you do your deadlifts, squats etc., are you counting the bar in your weight? Or just the weight you put on the bar? I wasn't sure how to record my numbers yet. Thanks. Oh and I also said congrats on your progress!

  2. Hi DisparateLi!
    Thank you for your comments, I love to hear from the people who read my blog.
    To answer your question I do count the weight of my barbell. My barbell weighs 15 lbs just on it's own. This week's deadlift was 25 lbs on each side plus the weight of the barbell (15 lbs) to equal 60 lbs.
    I suggest weighing your barbell and adding it to your total weight. I hope this helps!


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