Weightlifting can sometimes be a challenge. There are days I can bench 85 -100 pounds, I can squat the same amount, and then there are days…….. I must decrease my weights. Sometimes it is because of a RA (rheumatoid arthritis flare), but there are days I just don’t have the strength.
Of course there are factors that can affect this. Factors such as in adequate hours of sleep, too little or too high caloric intake, usually it is the too little, stress, inadequate fluid intake. These are just a few. However I do encourage myself as I encourage anyone else that experience days as this, to just decrease the weights and keep going.
I know a as I sometimes motivate myself to not give up, do not be disappointed; you are a WINNER don’t stop now. To a great week of WORK OUT and being STRONG.
It was my birthday and I wanted to enjoy with celebrations which meant a lot of carbs. I knew this would affect my workout but I was uncertain to the degree it would affect it.
I received a shock when I was unable to run a full 3 miles well not at the speed I usually do. At first I thought something was wrong, then I remembered. It was the meal I had eaten that night in my system affecting my performance.
I thought I had everything measured out just right but I was wrong. You see when your body get used to eating for function and not for hungar,greed, boredoom , celebration; over eating on carbs or any food does not fuel the body. Instead is slows it down.
This week I am in for new beginnings just like an oil change on a car, I got to get my engine which is my body back to operating speed and geared up to go. How a few hours of fun can affect several days of functioning, WOW.
My journey continues, slow down but back to speed. I am not upset though because I needed to enjoy my birthday probably at a lesser degree.
So for any and all who had few days that they were off their schedule, do not quit be a winner because you are a winner you and I are in it to win it. To a great week of my success in yours as well.
Is it ? is it always good to push the limits in a workout? I’m not sure about this. I do think it is individualized and everyone must know their limits.
I do believe pushing the limits is great when you have had adequate sleep, nutrition, energized and ready for the challenge. As for myself I know that without either of the stated not only am I unable to push the limits my workouts are so sluggish. When I feel this going on especially with me getting into the weightlifting I know it is best for me to put that day on the burner or take a nap to rejuvenate myself.
One of my worst regrets that I have found out in my workouts is when I do a half @$$workout. I feel like I have cheated myself and wasted my time, when all I had to do is either take a nap are just do it all tomorrow. Which sometimes this happens that I end up doing it all tomorrow.
I have learned to value my time; but the greatest thing it all workouts is to have a relationship with your body and know your limits went to push through and went to pull back.
To beginning a new relationship with your body and workouts have a great day of work outs.
Increasing your weights is a decision that I have found several females have difficulty knowing when and how much. This should be a very easy decision, how ever it can be made difficult if you are listening to the negativity of weightlifting especially for females.
I know as I have and many females have her lifting heavy weights will make you bulky. There is truth and there is none truth to this. The truth is there are female bodybuilders that put a lot into their weightlifting and they are going to bulky, but also lean. And that is a routine that they are working on a goal that they have in mind. If you just want to work out with weights which will make you leaner, burn fat faster and really make you look good increasing your weights will not make you bulky.
If you are a new weightlifter as I am at an older age as I am just kidding any age female your body will tell you when it’s time. The current weight that you are using will become so light and make the workout feel useless it is time the end to increase your weight. Our you can stay at your same weight but increase your reps you will still get the same results. However if you feel that you’re not challenging yourself it is time to increase the weights.
As females we must become the master of what we want to be, our own goals, believing in ourselves. Now put a plan into action erase the negativity in thoughts and words and become the best YOU are at weightlifting.
To a week of unleashing negativity and building those muscles I’m wishing you the best.
Today was a great leg day workout:
Side to side squats 25x2x10x3
Alt. weighted squat jump 20 x10x3
Figure 4 squats 20x10x3
Slider side lunge 20x2x10x3
Low rocking side lunge 20x2x10x3
Sumo double slide 20x10x3
Sumo cross jump 20x10x3
Goblet sumo squat 40x10x3
What a leg day