I finally decided to register as a new member, however; I've been lurking this site for a few months trying to glean as much information as possible. I only recently discovered the powerful women forum and many of the posts here have been quite inspiring, so I decided to join in!
First a little bit about me:
I teach and practice karate - hopefully going for my 3rd degree black belt this May.
I'm also a competitive dodgeball player - not many of us around, but it is such a rush!
Though I have dabbled in weight training, this is my first year really taking it seriously. Last summer I completed p90x and really slimmed up. This year I wanted to move on to bigger, heavier things.
I had grand plans for the off-season this summer. I had a weight training program all set up to increase leg strength, agility and speed. I bought a squat rack for the basement and a shiny new barbell and was ready to squat and deadlift my way to better sports performance.....
Then I partially dislocated my kneecap in my last dodgeball game of the season (the championship game at that - we still won at least) so no heavy squats or deadlifts for quite a while. Which meant that I had to completely change my training program to accommodate for rehab exercises. It looks like I am going to be doing a hell of a lot of upper body work for the next couple of months.
I still do have some of goals for the summer/fall.
1. Rehab my knee
2. Bench press 135lbs (body weight)
3. 10 consecutive chin-ups
You all seem like such a knowledgeable group that I am looking forward to the feedback. I am quite new at building workouts for myself, so we'll see where this goes. All I do know, is that I'm awesomely sore from my chest workout on Monday!
Nice to meet you all!