Old lady rocking the wild leggings...
I am now working the second week of my "Road to Strong First Barbell Certification" Program.
The first week was spent just getting use to and understanding the program. I did have some moments, because of body concerns, where I thought this might be physically undoable for me. I have many physical issues that have to be watched. I still have some concerns about getting some of this done....can I really do a 115 pound military press for 5 reps? Normally I would say hell ya...it is what I do. Still, I will enjoy the process and the certification week end.
The second week has mostly been successful. The plan was to go to SOS last Thursday to Day 1 of Week 2. Car problems put a damper on that. Luckily for me I had enough equipment at home to get it done.
I don't want to share too much about the program...it is a program written by Mike Perry.
What I did last Thursday was...
Week 2; Day 1 (Thursday, March 18, 2016)
Deadlift....I started at lower weight (145 pounds) and it felt good and easy and I focused on my form. Next week I will increase the weight.
Bench Press...This was done outside because my bench was in the shed. Again, I started light (35 pounds).
Lastly, I did a cycle of shoulder taps, bent over rows and hamstring curls.
Then I woke up the next morning. I had pain down my arm and reaching was difficult. All I could think was shit...is this going to happen again. I don't want to be derailed by this pain but I know benching can sometimes be a problem for me. Once I started moving, it went away but for the next 3 months, this will be a concern.
Week 2; Day3 (Saturday 3/20/16)
Military Press: I started at 45 pounds and went up to 55 pounds. It all felt effing good. 55 pounds wasn't easy but I think I kept good form. As I said, I need to complete 5 reps of about 115 for the certification. This morning while pressing I did start to feel that anything is possible.
Romanian Deadlift: I did these at 45 pounds. I felt a little torched when I was done...but they felt awesome. I loved the movement.
The rack at the Peabody Y where I was working the military press and the RDL. Getting set up.
I ended with TRX rows.
Good news is I can do TRX rows at the YMCA also. They have a set up.
The one problem I have with the program is split squats. Because of my crazy ass toes I cannot do them. Tried to do them elevated but it just wasn't working. This part of the program may need to be changed.
I did stir the pot...
Update...things I meant to say...another concern I have is the extreme fatigue I am having. I don't know if it is from the heavy lifting, the rheumatoid disease or both. I am very, very tired
And I got the okay to do TGUs and swings as part of my warm up. Loving that part of the work out. An oldie but goodie...yes, I posted this before.