Hellooooo – long time no update! A few of you followers have been nagging me to post, so here goes!

This Week’s Workouts

Monday, February 3
Squats 40 lbs 8×4
Bench presses 30 lbs 4×5
Bent-over rows 30lbs 8×4
Overhead barbell presses 30lbs 8×4
Stiff-legged deadlifts 40lbs 8×4
Barbell curls 30lbs 8×4
Calf raises 8×4

Thursday, February 6
Squats 40 lbs 8×4
Bench presses 30 lbs 4×5
Bent-over rows 30lbs 8×4
Overhead barbell presses 30lbs 8×4
Stiff-legged deadlifts 40lbs 8×4
Barbell curls 30lbs 8×4
Calf raises 8×4

Saturday, February 8
Squats 45 lbs 8×4
Bench presses 35 lbs 4×5 (struggled to lift this again)
Bent-over rows 35lbs 8×4
Overhead barbell presses 30lbs 8×4
Stiff-legged deadlifts 45lbs 8×4
Barbell curls 30lbs 8×4
Calf raises 8×4

Sunday, February 9
Treadmill: incline 5; speed 5.5 – 5 min (+ 2 min slower speed)
Squats 50 lbs 8×4
Bench presses 30 lbs 8×2.5
Bent-over rows 30lbs 8×4
Overhead barbell presses 30lbs 8×4
Stiff-legged deadlifts 50lbs 8×4
Barbell curls 30lbs 8×4
Calf raises 8×4
Treadmill: incline 5; speed 5.0 – 10 min (+2 min slower speed)
+ random stretches

AND SOME BREAKING NEWS…

I can finally squat 50 lbs.

Okay, to be brutally honest … squatting 50 lbs is a pathetic goal. I recall walking to the squat machine last year and being able to squat +50 lbs. It’s a bit different this time because I am not using the squat rack to help me start my stance – I’m just picking up a barbell and lifting it over my head to begin my squat workout. I’m not too sure what’s better – using a barbell or using the bar + weight add-on’s via the squat machine, so let me know your thoughts on this!

Feeling Comfortable? Lift More!

During my Saturday workout (see above), I went to the gym with KS. He pointed out that I was underestimating myself and that I could probably lift more. At first I was too stubborn to admit he was right, but deep down I knew it was true.

After every workout, I usually anticipate feeling sore the next day but the pain never comes any more… I didn’t really question it and just assumed the stretches I did after lifting prevented me from feeling sore, so I went along with that reasoning. However, I think it’s finally time to challenge myself a bit more and INCREASE MY WEIGHTS.

Oh boy. New challenges, wabam! Things will be a bit more exciting in the next few weeks…

Wish me good luck (seriously!!!) – I will need it.

Original post written on Weaklings Getting Fit by Yours Truly

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