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Heavier and heavier...


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Not meno, not really. Maybe a pound or two but I can justify that because Ive started lifting. Not massive weight just yet but gradually bigger.

I had a really good session on Saturday morning. Barbell squats, dead lifts and bent over rows. I hit top weights of 55kg, 65kg and 50kg respectively, doing 6 reps of each, which Im more than happy with at this early stage.

Whats helping me at the moment is my competitive spirit and a social network/tracking site/online game called Fitocracy. Its a truly amazing community of like minded people all motivating each other to get fit or die trying (not really but it sounds good). You get points for each exercise you log and you get to level up over time as you gain more and more points. You can also collect awards for completing certain activities which just adds to the fun!
Im back in the gym tomorrow morning regardless of how sore my hamstrings and quads are. Ill be aiming to hit 75kg on the dead lifts, this is roughly 3/4 of my body weight! If I can add 10kg to squats and bent over rows too Ill be really happy.
I also completed my biggest dumbbell bench press of 20kg (in each hand) which I want to try and push up to 25kg.

Ill let you know how I get on!

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ANAIS57 2/10/2014 12:00PM

    you inspired me to get back with my weights... at least until the great american road trip starts in 19 days.

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TAICHIDANCER 2/5/2014 5:48PM

    Congrats. I'm gonna have to start calling you "Arnold" ... er excuse me: Ah-nold!

I'll check out this other site. Thanks for an interesting blog.

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GARDENQE2 2/5/2014 5:16PM

    Congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COURTNEYBIKINI 2/1/2014 3:35PM

  I just saw that site yesterday, it looks really cool! Anyway we can make fitness fun is awesome. Works very well for competitive people like yourself.

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COURTNEYBIKINI 2/1/2014 3:35PM

  I just saw that site yesterday, it looks really cool! Anyway we can make fitness fun is awesome. Works very well for competitive people like yourself.

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KLMEIRING 2/1/2014 10:33AM

    This sounds amazing! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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GOANNA2 1/30/2014 7:37AM

    That sounds like a good workout. emoticon

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DIPDAB2011 1/30/2014 5:31AM

    Good for you!

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ALIIDA 1/30/2014 3:17AM

    Wow! Well done! It sounds a lot of fun as well as healthy. A great February to you, too!

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ARTJAC 1/29/2014 11:09PM

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NORASPAT 1/29/2014 3:53PM

    emoticon DH and I were Married on August Bank holiday MONDAY. I just rushed to my American calendar and yours will be the 4th according to it.
DH and I have our 51st anniversary on August the 6th,

GREAT work on your weights, emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.

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RAWCOOKIE 1/29/2014 3:36PM

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I've just graduated from 1.5k to 2k on my dumbells!
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small beginnings - but feeling a lot stronger

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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 1/29/2014 1:33PM

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RNRHEATHER 1/29/2014 12:58PM

  I'm a Fito, too! Just a noob ;-) rockandrollheat. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/29/2014 12:08PM

    Nice work!

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BATCHICK 1/29/2014 12:01PM

    This is why I love strength training and specifically lifting. I love watching the numbers grow to wieghts I thought there's NO way I could ever lift.
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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/29/2014 10:57AM

    That sounds awesome! You are obviously enjoying it.
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