Deja made me join. Or rather, Deja has encouraged for a couple of months to get my head out of my ass and join you. So I am. So she’ll stop bothering me.
I’m looking forward to keeping up with everyone’s journals. I workout alone; I don’t have any RL female friends who lift.
My short-tem goals right now are: weight loss (I’m all fatty), and some flexibility work. I have some piriformis problems I want to kick, and I think my lifting is inhibited by a lack of flexibility. Long-term goals… I’m kicking around. I am working out at a gym for the moment but I worked out at home all summer with a sandbag and some kettlebells. I have farmer friends who’ve promised me a tire, and I’ve been looking into some homemade equipment.
I’d really like to try a strongman comp, just to see what I think. I’m hoping that my local SpendyGym, which fancies itself a bit much, will host one again this fall. I’m a little up in the air about plans because I have a few big sort of life decisions to make, but I know I need goals to focus on. I’ll probably ride a century this summer (usual cancer center fundraiser that I do).
So maybe the goals will be: weight loss to June, century in July, focus on strength for strongman toe-dipping in the fall?
This was my most recent (Wednesday) ME upper body lift.
WS4SB Week 3, Day 1
5 minute bike warmup
approx 3 mins foam rolling
barbell bench press (goal: warmup to 3-5 reps ME on final set)
1x135lbs.x3 (last 2 assisted)
1x145lbs.x2 (assisted. This was a little but of a bummer b/c I think I could have hit 145 for a PR if the guy spotting me hadn’t jumped in so quickly.)
incline db presses (goal: 3 sets of 6-10 reps)
Pendlay rows (goal: 4 sets of 10-15 reps)
Rear Delt/Upper Back:
face pulls (goal: 3 sets of 12-15 reps)
swiss ball pulley crunches (goal: 4 sets of 8-15 reps)
shoulder prehab exercises
grip training: static holds
1x60 lbs dbsx1 min
1x60 lbs dbsx45 secs
1x60 lbs dbsx35 secs
I’m going to do my lower body ME this afternoon. Umm. That’s all. Carry on.