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Why I love weight training


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

One word: Progress!
I never saw progress like this when I was dieting, or running, or doing yoga. In the weight room I increase my weights every time. 5 weeks ago, I couldn't deadlift 30 pounds, but today I lifted 65. I couldn't even do one push-up at 60 but today I did 10 in a row.
Here is tangible evidence, in writing (yes, I keep training logs) that I can improve at a sport! I really love going every training day and discovering what I'm capable of.
Also, even though I always wanted a long, lean dancer's build, I might be coming to terms with my short, stocky eastern european ancestry. It seems better suited for weight lifting.

AND I did 3 sets of 12 of these babies today WITHOUT falling off:

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PMRUNNER 6/13/2013 5:02AM

    Awesome! Keep it up!

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GETSTRONGRRR 6/12/2013 9:12PM

    Good on you....it really is incredibly important, especially as we get older. I call myself an adult-onset weight lifter.

Today, at 53, I can lift more, and with better form, than many of the 20-somethings I see in the gym.....feels pretty good!

Stay strong!

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LJCANNON 6/12/2013 8:01PM

    emoticon Weight Lifting really Does Do A Body Good!!

emoticon Excellent Progress, by the way! Congratulations!!

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AGILECAT 6/12/2013 10:40AM

    Way to go! Isn't it funny how advertising appeals to ease, comfort, convenience, etc., but I firmly believe that our bodies naturally WANT to be challenged and to grow strong.

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ROCKLAND2010 6/12/2013 10:17AM

    Congratulations! The secret to life long fitness is discovering what you enjoy.
Thank you for sharing.
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PENNYSAVER2 6/12/2013 10:15AM

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 6/12/2013 7:04AM

    Discovering what you're capable of IS inspiring!! Yeah you!! and I couldn't agree more... feeling strong is powerful!

Annie

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NISSANGIRL 6/12/2013 6:59AM

    emoticon That is emoticon u r an inspiration girl! keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RHYMESWITHBABY 6/12/2013 6:49AM

    I am so with you on this! emoticon

(Congrats on the ball work, and lifting, and all the other progress you are making! It sure feels good, doesn't it?)

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TCANNO 6/12/2013 6:07AM

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