Strength Changes

Didn’t feel like going to the gym yesterday at all.. In fact all I wanted to do was lay on the couch and eat something not healthy. But on the advice of a friend I “just did it”. I knew that going could be a toss up..If I get there and don’t push myself then I might as well have not gone to begin with. So I pushed myself. I hit a couple of personal milestones as far as weights go. On the flat bench press using dumbbells I ended up with more weight that I’ve ever done for working sets. Working sets are those done after warm ups and usually between 6-8 reps. I did 8 reps with 45lbs, 50lbs, and 55lbs. For my last set I did 6 reps with 60lbs. That’s 60lbs in each hand! I was really impressed and felt like I could have done another set but probably wouldn’t have gotten the 6 reps I wanted.

I also set a personal best with 125lb incline bench press with barbells. Felt really good after that and powered through the rest of my workout along with a good cardio session. It’s days like yesterday that motivate me. I’m really glad that I went and more than that, I’m glad I pushed myself to get a good workout.

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  1. Mom says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I was thinking about you last night and so this morning I want to tell you that writing here on a regular basis may contribute to keeping you on task… Just a thought…

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