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.


5 Replies to “Fitness Tuesday”

  1. The most important part is that you keep taking action. Even if you thought you could have done more, you still did a great job, because you actually hit the gym (and many people can’t even do this).

  2. Like Satia says, one is better than none. I’ve only done one this week also but there’s a few days left so still lots of time left in play. Have a fun rest of the week. Hans

  3. Look at it this way, at least you did something. You probably did other “workouts” as well, walking, climbing stairs, lawn mowing, etc. Real life activities that can add up to a workout. Pretty impressive on the pullups – I use the assisted lift at the gym but I can only do 8 tops with 100 pounds.

  4. One is better than none and so many people who are obviously unhappy with the way they feel/look and do nothing. So pat yourself on the back for doing something and maybe aim for doing one more thing next week.

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