Some quick background: female, 39 yo (today!), been cycling for 25 years. Started lifting last week, and have given up the cardio for the winter. Also, I work out at home, and have no intention of joining a gym.
Here’s my problem: I can’t get the bar over my head for my squats exercise. The max weight I can lift over my head is 55 lbs, which is far less than I can squat; at least I assume so because I can squat 55 lbs all day. I also do dead lifts, which I like.
My max on that today was 75, but I could have added/done more. I’m trying not to do too much because it’s only my first full week adn I want some baseline #'s.
So, what exercises should I do so that I can lift more weight above my head?
And what exercises should I do in the meantime for my legs? Doing only 55 lbs for squats is very frustrating and leaves me feeling like I have done no workout at all.