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28 March 2009 @ 03:23 pm
FEEL THE BURN!  
Oh man.. I did 3 sets of deadlifts two days ago and my legs are still sore. This is the kind of burn I wasn't getting at Curves.. but if I can supplement my gym workout with this, I might actually see some progress. I've been looking at all sorts of weightlifting sites for tips, so I know my form is good. I'm lifting with my legs, and being careful to keep my back straight and not put the weight on my spine. The sites said that for someone at my level of fitness, I should try 100lbs first. Mr. Matt says the barbell post rod thingy is like 25 lbs on it's own, and only put 50 lbs total on it. So.. roughly 75 lbs. I'm glad I didn't have that extra 25, because GOOD LORD. I barely got through that last set, and my legs felt like jelly.

I rested them yesterday, and I'm not sure if I should rest them today or not because they are still sore. The gym isn't open today, so maybe I'll do an hour on my bike instead. I'm pretty sure the bike works different muscle groups, because squatting is killing me, but walking isn't so bad.

I'm not sure how big of a rest period I should shoot for. I was planning on just doing weights Tues/Thurs, but I might have to space them out a little more, or at least not do thurs until I become more accustomed to the weight. I don't want to go too soon and hurt myself, but I don't want to wait too long and not get the muscle mass. I'm seriously not shooting for female weight lifter or anything like that.. but if I can increase my fitness level though more muscle mass and more calories burnt, I wouldn't mind looking just a tiny bit athletic in the end :P lawl

I'ma shoot for Linda Hamilton Terminator 2, yo! (Well, ok.. I'll never get THERE, but even halfway to that would look pretty hot)