Saturday, February 05, 2011
I came across this article the other day, and it got me a-thinking: I really miss lifting heavy. Not that I've ever been a power-lifter, per se, but I used to lift much heavier weights (and a heck of a lot more frequently). So I headed down to the home gym this morning (smith machine, free weights, etc), and decided to push some ell-bees around. I started doing some dead lifts (which I've never really done before), and just like the guy in the article, I'm a weakling (95 lbs. I didn't try to max out because I wanted to maintain form on an exercise I've never done before). Needless to say, my legs were (and are) a bit tired. I then headed over to the flat bench (which, btw, I used in conjunction with the smith machine so I don't accidentally kill myself while no one else was around), and worked my way up to what I would consider a reasonable max (220 lbs...no terrible, considering that I haven't lifted in a while). Long story short: I'm motivated again. I even took a few videos of my dead lift to make sure that my form was correct (looked pretty good). This is gonna be a great year, right Louis?