belfebe (belfebe) wrote,

Gim Rat!

After a week of not feeling myself, I was back on the gym today.

It felt good.

The best part? I can now do squats with 25lb plates on the barbell. Right now, my goal is to graduate to 50lb plates. Yay me!

I find this very cool because, as much as I exercise and weight-lift, I had always been afraid of doing squats with a barbell. For some reason, I figured that I would not be able to go back up without a) injuring myself; or b) dropping the barbell and plates and injuring myself.

Because of that, my squats were usually done either holding hand weights or on the Smith machine.

I hate the Smith machine. For some reason, I have never found a comfortable way of accomodating the durned bar over my shoulders, and I thought that going free-weight with the barbell would be the same or worse.

Much to my surprise, it was much more comfortable, and I have not dropped anything or injured myself. Of course, it does help that I started doing it with just the bar and no weight, adding plates over the weeks as I got stronger.

I feel like Wonder Woman.

Or scratch that. I feel like Linda Hamilton in The Terminator.

Now, if I could only get her triceps.
Tags: fitness

  • Productive Sunday!

    After enjoying a romantic Friday (and Saturday!) with my ballistabob, we spent a productive Sunday working on our new fireplace. Hooray…

  • Some thoughts.

    I could start my morning by saying that I still have not heard back from the appliance repair service and their quote. I could continue by saying…

  • Tuesday Randomosity

    So we come back from Pennsic to find that our washer went kablooie. Yup, we have loads and loads of laundry to do, and the darned washer decides to…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded