I came across Dan John’s “One Lift a Day” program, and was struck by the simplicity. I have some psychological hurdles with regards to weight lifting that I’m trying to clear. That is, I make excuses in my head, i.e. that I’m “pacing myself” or otherwise let myself believe that I’m at maximum capacity when I’m not. OLAD looks like a great way to force myself into honesty and maximum exertion, while hopefully making strength gains as well.
My food log is here: http://www.calorieking.com/public/?member=erica057 . Supplements: Fish oil, CLA; Surge post-workout; for my lazy thyroid, prescription Synthroid, iron, vitamin D, and B12. For my five lifts, I’m doing BB rows, DB chest press, military press, back squats, and rack pulls.
While my main goals at the moment are fat loss and improving my boxing, I look and feel much better when I’m also lifting weights.
No makin’ fun of my wussy lifts, just pretend that there’s a 1 or 2 on the front of the load
8/10: 7x5 bent-over barbell rows, using tips for good form from Mike Robertson’s “Wanna Grow? Gotta Row!”. 50-60-70-70-60-60-50
Boxing workout with my trainer for 90 minutes in the evening (I lifted on my lunch break). Just my luck here – he has NEVER had me really do any lifting before with our workout. But today, after the boxing workout, he had me do 3x10 circuits on the cable machine: French press, reverse curl, seated rows, iron cross, pulldowns, and rear pulldowns. I was NOT anticipating that after my bent rows day! Such is life…