Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 65
Last week was a good week for exercise. Here are the results of the workout:
Tuesday, August 15, 2019
135 lb x 4 reps x 1 set
325 lb x 6 x 1
I had about 40 minutes available to exercise, so I devoted the entire workout to deadlifts. It seems like a continuation of my deadlifts challenge from years ago, but what I'm focusing on now is heavy lifting for the sake of heavy lifting. I'm enjoying every minute of it. The thrill of lifting heavy weights off the floor and setting them back down again. Working against gravity is an amazing feeling; I know that my bones and muscles are strengthening and my metabolism is speeding up again. My body is burning more fat when I do heavy lifting and I like the way the weight feels.
Deadlifting 325 pounds is nowhere near my 1 rep max of 425 pounds; for now, I want to lift and hold for 15 seconds before setting the weight down. I'm doing this force myself to remain in good form while holding several hundred pounds in my hands; my right hand continues to have better grip strength than my left; this exercise will improve my left hand grip strength.
When I return to the gym, I'm going to deadlift 365 pounds.
I'll keep you posted.
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14
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