I’ve been lazy this week. I’ve only done one weight lifting workout.


Warm up – 1/4 mile walk, 1/2 mile run, 1/4 mile walk

Workout #1 – 3 rounds

  • 8 reverse curls
  • 10 tricep kickbacks
  • 8 bicep curls
  • 10 dips

I used 12.5 lb weights for the curls and kickbacks.  Since I was at the gym I used their assisted dip machine.  It offsets your weight so you aren’t lifting your whole body weight for dips or pull ups.  I set it so I was lifting 100 lbs on the dips.  I was pretty proud of being able to do 30 of those with good range of motion.

Workout #2

  • 5 cleans every minute on the minute for 8 minutes

The clean is the lift that goes from the floor to under your chin.  I was doing hang cleans so I started with the bar at my thighs.  I did 75 lbs.  I think I did 75 lbs.  The bar I was using wasn’t labelled.  It felt like a 35 lb bar but the reps were easier than I expected so I started second guessing myself and thinking that maybe it was a light bar.  Why do we do that instead of thinking that we’ve gotten stronger?  I had the husband look at the bar and he thought it felt like 35 lbs too.  I think I need to take a day and go and figure out what my max is on that lift now.  I know I was stuck at 95 for a long time.