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24 July 2003 @ 11:06 pm
*kicks back and relaxes*  
Part of the reason I felt grouchy recently is that my fat-loss plan got yanked off its rails and thrown in a gravel pit somewhere. On Tuesday, I got this really random leg owie and lower back pull, which kinda sorta prevented me from doing any sort of working out that involved legs. Last night, Ai brought over a fuckton of these yummy butter cookies. I WAS strictly adhering to the concept of eating as few simple carbs as possible, but I caved and inhaled a bunch of the delicious treats. And I did it again tonight. Bleh. At least I really didn't have that many, and at least my workout schedule is back to normal. Rando and I went to the mall tonight, which was fun, especially because he got a haircut and looks So So CUUUUUUTE right now. ^_^

Back to the subject of workouts: I've wanted to keep an online record of my lifting and cardio for a while, and this is a great place for such writings, so here we go...

Bench press - 5x5 @ 85 pounds (all reps completed...w00t!)
Incline dumbbell press - 10, 8 @ 25
Barbell military press - 8, 6, 5 @ 45 (as a bonus, I finally figured out how to properly hang clean the bar up into position, and it FLEW...that was pretty cool, Beavis)
Cable rope crunch - 15 @ 120, 12 @ 120
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair
Englebert Slaptyback: Thumbs Updrjayphd on July 25th, 2003 04:13 am (UTC)
Wow. Now I feel weak. ;) Then again, I don't think I've EVER used any muscles in my chest, so I guess I'm allowed. Not really sure what's normal for someone like me... know of any good sites for guys that don't know anything about lifting? I saw that there's plenty for women (if I could remember them, I'd pass them along to D). All I know is I could, last time I tried, leg-press 450. And I did three sets of eight reps on a fly machine... one at 50, one at 37.5, and one at 25. I'm probably doing everything wrong that's humanly possible. ^^;;;
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on July 27th, 2003 01:13 am (UTC)
Don't worry if you don't have your routine in place yet. You're getting off your butt and into the habit of working out, and that's A Good Thing (tm) indeed. ^_^

Sound strength training advice applies to both men and women. Although the following website has some female-specific content (e.g. suggested form modifications and debunking of fitness myths that scare many women out of the weight room), it's an excellent source of lifting info for everybody. It's what got me inspired to lift seriously in the first place. ^_^

Krista Smash!