My aim in life, among a few others around job, life, etc, is to be able to skater squat, row, clean & push press and bench a pair of 50 kg (110lb) dumbbells, before I hit 50 years (I’m 46 and a fairly lean 200lbs).
I just want to pour a whiskey after dinner, put on some heavy rock, and work out with a pair of dumbbells…and if God is good to me, I intend to be able to achieve the above and hold onto that strength until its time to develop a ferocious hookers and coke habit (otherwise known as “going out with a bang”).
So, I’m going to leave this here as a log…
The Good - I can row a pair of 50s like I’m ringin’ a bell. The skater squats are OK also, as I always did them for the bike. I can do a few sets of five reps.
The Bad - My bench is stuck at 45s, for the longest time.
The Ugly - Push press with 40s (88lbs) makes me want to pass out (I have low blood pressure, well, that’s my excuse anyway)
I might just have to settle for the skaters, row and bench, and leave the push press a bit lighter, but that’s loser talk, so for the time being I’ll keep the courage up. Given my OK rowing strength, I have left it on the back burner for a while, while I get that bench press moving…but man it’s hard. The advice from CT is to mix it up on reps and isos, pauses, etc.
I’ll let you know how I get on.