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Lifting, lifting, lifting

I've been lifting weights once a week. It's probably not enough to make progress, but it's better than nothing. My current goal is weights once a week and cardio twice, the cardio preferably including intervals followed by some slow trudging.

More than three times a week would be ideal, but I've decided I only get to be mad at myself if I go fewer than three times.

I've also decided I should bring my gym bag with me even when I think I am not going that evening - a couple of times I've had things planned, and then they fell through at the last minute, and I couldn't go to the gym, either. So, lesson learned.

I figured out why my deadlifts were so easy last night. It was because I forgot I went up to 30 pounds of plates a couple of weeks ago, and only put on 20. *sigh*

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lawbabeak
Jun. 26th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
I've realized my car should ideally have three bags in the trunk: my "going fishing" bag (with fishing-appropriate clothes, shoes, hat, and sunscreen), my water workout bag (towel and bathing suit), and my non-water workout (t-shirt, shorts, socks, sneaks). This is the advantage of living in a car culture city - I can have three bug-out bags at the ready, without actually having to carry them everywhere!
nifwitch
Jun. 26th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
3 times a week seems reasonable. Sounds like a plan!
tyellas
Jun. 26th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
Weights only once?? I'm very curious about what you're doing. I've been lifting since my Bryn Mawr days off and on, and I've always been told, to see differences as well as feel them, lift at least twice a week, preferably 3 times. My current workout plan is lifting twice a week, one day an uppper body workout, one day lower, with Pilates on a third day taking care of abs in the middle. I add cardio onto the weight sessions as a warm up.
oracne
Jun. 28th, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
I seem to need at least 2 days to recover, and too often my schedule interfered with the gym, or I was just too tired. Also, I get bored.

I do a lot in my one workout - squats, deadlifts, chest press, seated row, and sometimes lat pulldowns and seated leg press if I have any energy left. Occasionally some other machines, so I don't get bored.
firecat
Jun. 27th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
I made progress when I lifted once a week.
oracne
Jun. 28th, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
That's good to know!
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