Finished B2 yesterday and my lower back is sore. I assume it is from deadlifts. I used 85lbs which was pretty heavy for me. I worry about my form when doing deadlifts with such heavy weights. I don't want to hurt my back. Is it normal for my lower back to be sore?
My gym does not have any barbells, so I am adapting all of the exercises for use with dumbbells. I live in a condo community so I get to use our gym for 'free'. I'm checking out other people's starting weights here, and I'm a little surprised to see how high some of them are, but I am assuming it is because they have access to barbells. Because we have no bars, I am using my arms to support all of the weight for certain leg exercises, and am struggling with them as a result. I feel like my legs can handle more weight, but my arms just can't hold 40+ lb dumbbells long enough yet to do 30 reps of step ups and lunges, lol. Anyone have any suggestions for this problem?
just wanted to jump in to bump the thread.
I've completed 5 workouts so far. I'm really loving the program this time around.
I started stage one tonight. I had my book and chart with me. I had a little problem with finding the machines/weights I needed but the guys there were so nice. I asked questions and they were more than willing to help me. So my stats for first day was
squats 45lbs/15 65lbs/15
pushups 15 15
seated row 55 lbs/15 70 lbs/15
step up 20 lbs/15 30 lbs/15
prone jackknifes 8 8
Looking forward to workout B on Friday
rsharper - your working leg should start parallel to the ground, so it depends how long your legs are. I use 6 risers.
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