Work got in the way of my gym time yesterday (sadface) so today I felt like I ought to do a variety of things to make up for the run I didn’t do yesterday. I went to the gym and decided that I would run a fast mile on the treadmill, lift, then do another fast mile and call it good. (I also have yoga class later this afternoon. We’ll see if I make it!)
My lifts went well! Thanks, everyone, for the EZ bar suggestion for skullcrushers; the bar even has a curve so I don’t whack my head, it was pretty much the best thing.
I accidentally jumped my squats up to 105lb, and I finished 2 sets with some grunting but nothing too heroic. I probably should stick at 105 for a while, though it’s kind of a strange feeling, each rep takes some effort and after a set I’m tired but I feel like I could definitely do more. Also, the noise my knees made when I lowered for the first rep was sort of awful, but after that they were quiet. Knees are weird. I suppose if I’m building up squats I ought to counter with some hamstring/glute work too…
I tried out the lifting straps for my deadlifts, but I don’t think I have the hang of them yet– I need to learn to wrap them up one-handed. I wound up with one wrapped properly and one too loose.