J was back today so we went to the gym to lift heavy things. Since I’m only lifting 2 days a week I really shouldn’t skip days– I wind up losing a lot of progress when I do. Today’s lifts were rough!
I’m still sorting out my squat form. I was working on letting the weight come down as far as I could without my heels coming off the ground at the bottom of the lift. My ankles are so inflexible! I don’t think I quite got to parallel. It seems like the biggest hurdle with squats is in my brain, not my legs– none of my other lifts take as much psyching myself up to do, and I wind up doing the sets slowly because I have to talk myself through them. I’m sure my body can handle it; I wonder what the catch in my brain is?
My partner got one of those squeezy grip trainers. I ought to use it to help get my deadlifts going. I’m still worried about my hands though– I play piano and enjoy other activities that require manual dexterity and I’m not sure the effect that grip training will have on that.