Barbells are going down...I mean up!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It is official. I am becoming the master of the barbell.....SLOWLY.p

The workout I did yesterday was pretty good. Since I have never used the barbell before I spent most of the workout ensuring I had good form with the added weight. I only added the barbell itself to start because to be honest I have no idea how much I can lift yet in each exercise. If I lifted too much to start I know ide injure myself.

I completed:
One kick ass warm-up 15 mins
squats - 4 sets of 5 reps with the barbell
Overhead press - 4 sets of 5 reps with the barbell
Inverted rows - 3 sets of max reps(my results: 3, 3, 2)
One body stretching cool-down 10 mins

To be honest it definitely felt tougher to do each exercise with the barbell, but I think I could have done more reps, which means the weight needs to go up. Again I mainly focused on form to start but On thursday i am going to add 5 lbs to the barbell and see how that feels.

As for nutrition. I did 60%awesome 20% good and 20% needs improvement.

Which basically means I rocked the food I brought, I drank 8 cups of water and had a ton of veggies. I definitely need more protein though. Also I splurged on chocolate a bit. All in all that is way better then Monday!

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    rowr! That is Awesome!!!!

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    1894 days ago
    great job but when using barbells remeber you are working out muscle groups and you need to make sure you dont overwork those groups it looked like you did back and shoulders sorry if i am giving you info you already know i dont want to be the backseat gym guy if you ver need any good barbell workouts let me know barbells are great for every muscle group
    1894 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    WooHoo! I love weight work! emoticon
    1894 days ago
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