I have always loved lifting weights. I have taken weight training Kinesiology Activity class for 2 semesters at University. I never lifted too heavy then. Stuck with 5’s, 8′, and 10 pound dumbbells for upper body. Leg presses were pretty much with 80 pounds. I think I may have went up to 100 pounds by then end of the semester. I know I could have done more but they scare me. I was kinda afraid of blowing out my knee. Which is silly. I am just a wuss sometimes.
I have had a set of 12 pound dumbbells that I have used every now and then for 6 years. They were a good starting point for arms and upper body for me. But I am sort of out growing them on my weakest muscles – which are my delts.
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The BF bought his son a 20 and a 15 pound dumbbell for xmas. We both have been using the weights regularly and now, 20 isn’t easy, (for the BF, it’s gotten easy, for me, it’s getting easier) but I KNOW I am gaining strength and I need to try a rep or two with 25.
I need some new weight additions.
On my short run days on Tuesdays, I have been doing intervals, doing something with the weights for an upper body workout as a warm up, and have been integrating the weights for intervals at every mile.
Today, Thursday, I had the need to lift again, and so I did. It was so enjoyable today that I didn’t want to run. But I did. Those Hokas and my treddy would have been very upset at me if I didn’t.
Maybe it was because of my brekkie, maybe because I love looking at my new muscle definition working as I lift. But weights and just a few miles felt good today. I wish I didn’t have to go to work so I could have kept my workout going even longer. 🙂
How often do you do weights? Do you prefer machines or free weights?