Getting better all the time

Wow, I am seeing so much improvement in this stage! I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep adding 5-10lb per week to these dumbbell lifts. Actually… it’s getting to the point where wrangling the dumbbells is harder than doing the actual prescribed exercise. I can use 2 hands to get a 40lb dumbbell to my shoulder for the reverse lunges, but for something like the push press that clean-ish motion gets very awkward with dumbbells… I suppose I can switch to barbell, I’ve done barbell push presses before.

I finished up the workout with 15 minutes on the treadmill. I seem to be getting faster. Well, it’s probably a bad idea to draw conclusions based on a short run on a flat treadmill, but it was 1.4 miles in 15 minutes (10:43 pace), which I find impressive for myself, anyway. It would be fun to do a test one day to see just how quickly I can run a mile, to provide some gratification to my inner high schooler…

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2 Responses to Getting better all the time

  1. ebay313 says:

    Congrats on all the progress! :)
    Barbells do seem much easier to handle at heavier weights- at least they are to me.

    • G says:

      Thanks! The two-handed grip on the bar seems to make a big difference– dumbbells want to just flop every which way…

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