Blond.Bee wrote:Linnéa76- Yeah I'd say my technique has definitely improved and I've always had muscly thighs so there's always been decent strength there. Since this is my first routine with heavier weights I'd say there's a good chance my trainer started me off light to get me hooked and not scare me off! I think the main thing thats changed is my mindset. I've stopped thinking I can't, when I think I'm done I keep going just one more, or up another 2.5k just to check. My mind plays tricks on me- telling me to stop when I really don't have to. The thing that has really helped is a protein shake before bed and getting a good nights sleep! and I think this might go without saying but walking and stretching on off days seems to help. oh and water! keep hydrated, I feel so much weaker if I forget to drink.
You've got a really good squat! (don't forget I'm a good 20kg heavier than you!) just keep chipping away at it, get that little bit deeper, push one more rep out or try a tiny bit more weight than you usually do. (& I don't know if this is normal, but...) I find if I let my trainer put the weights on and not tell me how much it is I can push myself further maybe you could give that a try? Keep at it! x
Linnéa76 wrote:Or if you're taking turns in the squat cage with someone and want to impress them. So you'll be trying the deadlift soon, I'm guessing 90 kg for reps?
Blond.Bee wrote:If I get to 90 I could come join you up the north end of the strength table or if I get 70 I'd make my goal and get into the top half of the table.
I predict you'll have some cool three digit numbers in a not to distant future.
30 mins wii fit- boxing, step, hoola hoop-that one is great for your core! & fun
hardcore iv wrote:Nice work on the Wiifit. What is your WiiFit age, if you are happy to share it? I had a go on it yesterday and it gave me an age of 43, classified me as obese and said my ideal body weight was 76kg. Only a little bit off
Blond.Bee wrote:hardcore iv wrote:Nice work on the Wiifit. What is your WiiFit age, if you are happy to share it? I had a go on it yesterday and it gave me an age of 43, classified me as obese and said my ideal body weight was 76kg. Only a little bit off
Ta I think it's good fun (even if you do look a little silly!) Must admit I'm glad to hear someone else has had a go at it, what did you try?
Blond.Bee wrote:Horrible cramps and nausea all night, slept for maybe an hour... But dragged my sorry self to the gym anyway, testing the theory that exercise can reduce the pain... and I can tell you it's utter crap.
seasiren wrote:ha .... I had to laugh at this 'cause I was once told the same thing and came to the same conclusion as you.