krokador wrote: »
lkpducky wrote: »
Worked out for the first time since a week ago. At a fancy pants hotel in San Diego for a conference. The "fitness center" had dumbbells up to 50 lb and a couple of kettle bells, 45 and 20 lb. Dumbbells went up in 5 lb increments though. Also, the benches would not flatten completely! One end went down then up.
Did bench presses 5x 5 @ 30 lb DBS. Couldn't go to 35 lb. Wish they had barbells!
And they are hexagonal. Hard to do goblet squats. Managed 3 x 5 @ 45 lb and started to feel weak.
Oh, did OHP 5 x 5 @ 15 lb DBS.
krokador wrote: »
Ifebruary-ly (If ever a really), anyone? xD (Puns for daaayyyss, however bad they might be xD)
Hey, hi! It's, well, me, again.
Things have been pretty hard for me lately, wife was sick adn had to go back home to the states, then I was sick, had to move, was sick(er) again... worked out like 3 times over the course of the last month. It's been really bad. But I finally feel like a human being again (kinda, yesterday's back to the gym squat fest has my whole lower body feeling supah stiff and dang tender. Like an overcooked tenderized steak. Yup) so I'm gonna get back into the gist of things and I hope you guys will take me back.
Plan to get back into it is to do a run of 35x3 (a KB/bw hybrid workout plan over the course of 5 weeks) where I'm gonna just be doing the basic with minimal assistance work to begin with (first 1-2 weeks, anyway), and try to get my body back into shape and correct some of the imbalances that have caused back and adductor issues in the past while I'm getting back into the groove of things. Then I'll start adding in a little more conditioning and some barbell lifts.
I wasn't able to deadlift or do bent-over rows at all prior to the forced time off because of some lower back injury that I was trying to rest so it could recover... And my squats were pretty terrible and also were aggravating said injury, so doing the barbell lifts right now is just not my priority. i need to rebuild the strength in my stabilizers from the ground up, AND to lose quite a bit of weight so the KB/DB workout is easier to scale depending on how I feel that day. I do wanna go back to lifting heavy, but the last time I tried to rebuild slowly through deloading the weight considerably I hit a wall and got hurt again, so we're doing this from the ground up this time around, starting with my own body's mastery.
And in that spirit, did some yoga today to try and work through the DOMS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN-FPh7r1yg&index=142&list=WL was actually a good one, I've tried a few routines on youtube and never really liked any of them before), and I'll probably spend a few minutes playing around with some bear crawls and monkeys just to get some blood through the whole body. My shoulders are struggling with keeping my weight up doing pretty much anything bodyweight (I could still strict press the 30lbs KB for 6 reps on both sides yesterday, so it's not really a loss of strength as much as it is I've gotten heavy xD), so I need to build my endurance back up. It was really sad yesterday when I tried to do a 3 min AMRAP of burpees and only managed like 6 of 'em through the 20 I did where I did a real push-up and did not just collapse to the ground crossfit style.
Woah, I wrote a novel. Sorry! Anyways, it's good to be back!
niknakmac123 wrote: »
So apparently this morning the squat police were at the gym. After I did a set of squats with just the bar to start warming up this lady who I have seen at the gym once before (earlier this week) comes up to and says. The assisted machine is better for your back. I said ok and continued to put my weights on the rack thinking the conversation was over. I was wrong she then continues that my squat is too deep and I am going to hurt my back. I didn't respond and she was like I just wanted to let you know.
Now i'm thinking in my head...
a) I don't lift with my back I lift with my legs and butt
b) focus on your own workout and don't focus on mine
c) clearly she doesn't know that most people do not squat deep enough to get the true benefits
d) i wish i could squat deeper but I am not that flexible
I went a good six months without any squat police i'm going to have to put my *kitten* face back on so they know to leave me alone.
I continued to do my 140lb squats the way i usually do them and turned up my music really loud. I feel like i should have asked her to show me her squat or if she was an expert in squatting but it was too early in the morning for me to come up with snarky comments.
lkpducky wrote: »
So today when I started lifting, I felt weak as though I'd forgotten how to lift
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