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Title: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 13, 2014, 12:54:42 PM
No pressure.  LOL   ;D

Lisa has been back in the gym for 2 weeks.  I'm doing my part to keep her consistent.

Hopefully this journal helps too.  I'd like to see her on the platform with us next year.

Take it away, baby...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 13, 2014, 01:15:51 PM
I'm listenin' :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 13, 2014, 01:23:09 PM
Just some background:

When I started lifting again in January 2010 Lisa joined me.  She had never set foot in a gym in her life so this was all new to her.

She lifted steady with me 5-6 days a week from January 2010 until July 2012 with no time off other than holidays.

Max lifts were:  185/115/200

Her lifting has been sporadic since then.  But she's got the fire in her again, so here we go...


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 13, 2014, 02:40:45 PM
I got no fire.   :(  I just realised I had to do something about my current state.  I went for a physical and, thankfully, I'm fairly healthy.  My bloodwork and urinalysis came back perfectly fine, blood pressure is good.  (I was very afraid she'd tell me I was diabetic with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but I lucked out.) I still have to go for a mammogram - must do that soon.  But I need to lose a lot of weight, be more active, and stretch.  I'll be 50 next year.  Plus, I have a stressful job and, clearly, working out is the best way to handle and manage that stress physically and mentally.  I tell myself, "Sweat more, bitch less".

So here I am.

I read other people's journals, but I don't post in them - essentially, because I haven't been training I didn't think I had any business in anybody's journal.  All I have to offer is an "atta boy".  So I wasn't going to start a journal here.  Now that Mr Flexy has started it, I guess that's one more level of accountability for me, so that's a good thing.

I am training 3 days per week.  I can only go to the gym on the days I work from home.  I don't have a set schedule for when I work from home, but it tends to be 3 days a week.  I am doing push/legs/pull.  Strength training for about 45 minutes, and cardio for 30 minutes.  It looks something like this:

Push:  Bench press, shoulder press, chest press, pec deck.
Legs:  Squats or deads, calves, leg curls
Pull:   Cable pulldowns, seated rows

I'm also on a diet.  Planning meals and tracking calories.  We eat well (if I do say so myself!), so this is really all about portion control.  I have a swanky new food scale to help me out there.  I make my lunches on the weekend so it's a matter of only eating the pre-measured pre-portioned container each day, whether I am in the office or at home.  I am making soups and stews that are vegetable-dense and protein-dense (protein from lean chicken or turkey and from legumes).  Dinners will be the same dinners I've always made, just waaaaay less for me.

I'm drinking coffee with skim milk and tea with skim milk too.  Decaf tea during the evenings.  Plenty of water throughout the day.

Down 7 or 8 lbs since Labour Day.  I don't expect this rate to keep up, but I'm glad of the jump start.  I have a certain pair of jeans that I'd like to fit into by December.   ;)

If you made it this far, thanks for reading.  I'll log my workouts this week, and try to be entertaining.   ;D

(http://daylifeimages.newscred.com/imageserve/8129d82a2aa502d8f76f7ad139387681/543x543.jpg)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on September 13, 2014, 05:14:41 PM
Looks like a solid program Lisa, welcome back up into the wagon. My only suggestion is to go ahead and enjoy 2% milk in your coffee and tea. The caloric difference for a few tablespoons is negligible and coffee and tea with skim milk is nasty IMO. That's the level of micromanaging that I think often makes people fall off the wagon. The diet sounds great and I know you can make just about anything taste great.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 14, 2014, 03:15:54 PM
Looks like a solid program Lisa, welcome back up into the wagon. My only suggestion is to go ahead and enjoy 2% milk in your coffee and tea. The caloric difference for a few tablespoons is negligible and coffee and tea with skim milk is nasty IMO. That's the level of micromanaging that I think often makes people fall off the wagon. The diet sounds great and I know you can make just about anything taste great.

Sound advice, thanks.  I prefer skim milk for drinking on its own, but I think you're right that coffee needs a little more. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 14, 2014, 03:19:59 PM
September 14, 2014

Mr Flexy was deadlifting in the garage, so I joined him.  Not going to lie or pretend:  it was hard as heck.

I did 6 sets of 6 at 115 lbs. 


After my 4th set I thought I was going to keel over and die.  Wanted to quit.  Flex says:  "Come on now.  Just two more sets then you can go clean the kitchen while I finish up"!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 14, 2014, 03:30:33 PM
Flex says:  "Come on now.  Just two more sets then you go clean the kitchen while I finish up"!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 14, 2014, 03:34:42 PM
Nothing like the reward of a clean kitchen after lifting till you want to throw up.   :-\
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on September 15, 2014, 07:02:29 AM
Welcome to the journal secton Lisa. Glad to hear you're back at it.

I somehow think Jim came out ahead in that "cleaning the kitchen" experience. lol
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: deerslayer on September 15, 2014, 09:37:07 AM
Nice to see this journal Lisa! Now kick some ass!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: jtroster on September 15, 2014, 10:04:51 AM
Nothing like the reward of a clean kitchen after lifting till you want to throw up.   :-\
I'm not going to ask if you then made him a sandwich ;=)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 16, 2014, 09:26:36 AM
Nothing like the reward of a clean kitchen after lifting till you want to throw up.   :-\
I'm not going to ask if you then made him a sandwich ;=)

Ha ha!  No, I did not!
Nice to see this journal Lisa! Now kick some ass!

Thanks DS.  I'm tryin'!

Welcome to the journal secton Lisa. Glad to hear you're back at it.

I somehow think Jim came out ahead in that "cleaning the kitchen" experience. lol

Oh thanks!  I won't complain too much, because he did cook me a steak later that evening.  (And gosh, it was good!)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 16, 2014, 09:35:26 AM
September 16, 2014


Bench Press
45 x 10
65 x 8
75 x 6
75 x 6
75 x 6
75 x 6
75 x 6

DB Shoulder Press
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10

DB Pec Flys
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

Cardio
Treadmill, 32 minutes

And that was all.  Ran out of time. 

Porkchops, roasted red potatoes and balsamic green beans & mushrooms for dinner tonight. 

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/14/fa/c0/14fac0eb34eab5f460d41f50d95279fb.jpg)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 16, 2014, 09:49:03 AM
Good job today baby.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on September 16, 2014, 01:10:24 PM
Great job Lisa. Putting in a lot of work already. You can keep that cardio stuff though.  :biggrinjester:

Oh, and I would gladly clean the kitchen for one of those famous steaks. :drool:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 16, 2014, 01:27:30 PM
Nothing like the reward of a clean kitchen after lifting till you want to throw up.   :-\

LOLOLOL!!!

Nice to see you journaling Lisa!!

Kill it girl!!!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 18, 2014, 08:40:08 AM
Great job Lisa. Putting in a lot of work already. You can keep that cardio stuff though.  :biggrinjester:

Oh, and I would gladly clean the kitchen for one of those famous steaks. :drool:

Thanks!  I need the cardio for my auld ex-smoker heart and lungs, and to burn a calorie or two.  But it is boring.  I've loaded up my iPod, but I need more to keep me going.  And yes, the steak was a good trade-off!

LOLOLOL!!!

Nice to see you journaling Lisa!!

Kill it girl!!!



Thanks Dana!  I'm trying.  It's very humbling to be journaling this time.   :-[
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 18, 2014, 09:03:34 AM
September 18, 2014

Squats today.  I cannot believe how my body has "seized up".  I warmed up for about 5 minutes on the treadmill, then I stretched.  I am going to need to stretch on a more regular basis - as in daily.  I am not sure which was harder - the stretches or the squats. 

I am pretty much back at square 1 on squats.  I only squatted 95 lbs today and last week.  It didn't feel any heavier than the warm-up set with the bar.  It's the whole movement - loosening up my hips, getting down as far as I can, not leaning too forward - that I am getting used to again.  I think I got a little better in the later sets, but I was done after 6 sets.  :(

Squats
Bar x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8

Cardio
Treadmill, 25 minutes.

Sheppard's pie for dinner tonight.

(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/2294495488/hE9F97772/)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: itsagoodday on September 18, 2014, 09:37:11 AM
Yay, Lisa's back in the gym!   :)

Your squats will come back fast, I seem to recall you had a great squat!  It's amazing how quickly we get out of the groove on things like that.  I missed two weeks out of the gym after the meet and felt like I had never squatted before in my life lol.

Flex says:  "Come on now.  Just two more sets then you can go clean the kitchen while I finish up"!

I think Flex needs to work on his motivation skills.  ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 18, 2014, 09:59:50 AM
You definitely got better in the later sets.

But really, with some steady and regular training you will bounce right back I am sure.

You still get deeper than 99.9% of the rest of the people I see 'squatting' in the gym.

Those two Russian wankers today weren't even doing 1/2 squats.

I think Flex needs to work on his motivation skills.  ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 19, 2014, 08:53:25 AM
Yay, Lisa's back in the gym!   :)

Your squats will come back fast, I seem to recall you had a great squat!  It's amazing how quickly we get out of the groove on things like that.  I missed two weeks out of the gym after the meet and felt like I had never squatted before in my life lol.

Flex says:  "Come on now.  Just two more sets then you can go clean the kitchen while I finish up"!

I think Flex needs to work on his motivation skills.  ;D

My best squat was 185.  But that was just for a single.  I used to do crazy volume.  I remember squatting for an hour and banging out set after set of 8 reps.  I'll do my best to get back there.  Thanks!


You definitely got better in the later sets.

But really, with some steady and regular training you will bounce right back I am sure.

You still get deeper than 99.9% of the rest of the people I see 'squatting' in the gym.

Those two Russian wankers today weren't even doing 1/2 squats.

I think Flex needs to work on his motivation skills.  ;D

 ;D

Thanks Mr Flexy.  And thanks for coaching me!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: induced_drag on September 19, 2014, 09:07:42 AM
Just dropping in for support!

It is funny, when I first started working out again, I felt like I was so far behind and I would never get to where I want to be.   Time has a way of adding up.  Consistency is the key.

What really worked for me was taking an approach where I could make it work with my life (instead of being my life).   Sometimes, going overboard and all gung-ho is not the best route.   Once it becomes a habit, time will take care of the rest!

Best wishes.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 19, 2014, 09:11:33 AM
September 19, 2014

Close-grip Pull-downs:
60 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 30 minutes

Diet is going well.  I have cracked my first 10 lbs.  Yay!

Spaghetti for dinner tonight.  I have 6 lbs of ground beef, so I'm going to make a big pot of Bolognese sauce and freeze some for quick dinners or lasagnas. 

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d3/19/ed/d319ed972f62390307ce6e2bc8a2889c.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 19, 2014, 09:14:15 AM
Just dropping in for support!

It is funny, when I first started working out again, I felt like I was so far behind and I would never get to where I want to be.   Time has a way of adding up.  Consistency is the key.

What really worked for me was taking an approach where I could make it work with my life (instead of being my life).   Sometimes, going overboard and all gung-ho is not the best route.   Once it becomes a habit, time will take care of the rest!

Best wishes.

Thanks much!  Yes, I'm not going as gung-ho as I did in 2010.  Training 3 days a week instead of 6. I think that is more sustainable for me, which I hope will lead to long-term consistency.  Now, I just have to be patient.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 19, 2014, 09:51:33 AM
Congrats on the 10 lbs loss.

Call me crazy but I can see a difference already, especially in your face.

Nice work this morning too.  Good volume.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 21, 2014, 03:24:07 PM
Congrats on the 10 lbs loss.

Call me crazy but I can see a difference already, especially in your face.

Nice work this morning too.  Good volume.

You're very kind.   :-*
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 21, 2014, 03:28:11 PM
September 21, 2014

Another deadlift session in the garage.  An improvement over last week, but still abysmal. 

135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 3   :'(

Jim asked me if I posted my journal.  I said, "No, it's embarrassing."  He said: "You did better than last week.  Progress is progress.  Stop being a baby and clean up the kitchen."!!

I will do just that.  And I have to make my Highland Stew for the week.  It's a beautiful Sunday here.  Breezy and sunny.  :)


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 21, 2014, 04:24:48 PM
Next week 155.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on September 21, 2014, 06:58:08 PM
September 19, 2014

Close-grip Pull-downs:
60 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10
50 per side x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 30 minutes

That's a darn good workout right there.  Keep it up!  It's great to see you lifting and journaling!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: doughnutgut on September 21, 2014, 07:36:11 PM
September 21, 2014

Another deadlift session in the garage.  An improvement over last week, but still abysmal. 

135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 3   :'(

Jim asked me if I posted my journal.  I said, "No, it's embarrassing."  He said: "You did better than last week.  Progress is progress.  Stop being a baby and clean up the kitchen."!!

I will do just that.  And I have to make my Highland Stew for the week.  It's a beautiful Sunday here.  Breezy and sunny.  :)

Don't be calling yourself short there Lisa.

Every time your lifting. Remember that the total is 100% more than 95% of the population.

Props for some great work there.

Also shhhhhh. Don't tell Jim, but his selfie thread in the shirt had me seriously thinking that he has lost weight.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 21, 2014, 07:57:09 PM
Next week 155.   8)


(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f1/18/03/f11803282f29754290773bb25af2e81f.jpg)

That's a darn good workout right there.  Keep it up!  It's great to see you lifting and journaling!


Thank you, Good Sir!  I appreciate the support!



Don't be calling yourself short there Lisa.

Every time your lifting. Remember that the total is 100% more than 95% of the population.

Props for some great work there.

Also shhhhhh. Don't tell Jim, but his selfie thread in the shirt had me seriously thinking that he has lost weight.


Thanks DNG!!  I see a difference too.  It's funny who we sort feed off each other.  When I'm committed, he's committed.  When he is committed, I am too.  It must be so hard for those who don't have that support at home. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: rajon on September 21, 2014, 09:29:20 PM
September 21, 2014

135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 3   :'(


If this is in pound you moved more than two tons. This is anything but abysmal. If it is in kilograms I am going to go cry a little.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 23, 2014, 07:48:18 AM
September 21, 2014

135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 3   :'(


If this is in pound you moved more than two tons. This is anything but abysmal. If it is in kilograms I am going to go cry a little.

That's pounds for sure.  Kgs, and I'd be crying too! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 23, 2014, 07:56:46 AM
September 23, 2014

Bench press improved over last week.  I'm glad of that.  We got there a smidge early today so I managed to get more lifting in. 

Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 2
95 x 1
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6

Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
10 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10

Front and Lateral Dumbbell Raise Supersets:
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 30 minutes.

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/41/db/57/41db57e93ec9fd33099860f98668448f.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 23, 2014, 08:43:41 AM
Moving right along there Lisa!!!

As one who did not have support at home, I can say for a fact... it is hard! My husband will never workout with me but he knows this is something I love, just as he loves fishing tournaments. So he doesn't give me any shit about working out anymore.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 23, 2014, 09:11:17 AM
Solid work on the bench.  It's coming back fast. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: deerslayer on September 23, 2014, 10:33:06 AM
Nice Work Lisa keep it up!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 24, 2014, 09:28:37 AM
Moving right along there Lisa!!!

As one who did not have support at home, I can say for a fact... it is hard! My husband will never workout with me but he knows this is something I love, just as he loves fishing tournaments. So he doesn't give me any shit about working out anymore.

I can imagine it would be hard.  Good on you for going to the gym anyway.  If left to my own devices, I'd sleep in!

I have to say, Jim is always dedicated to the gym.  It's more diet that we rely on each other's support.

Solid work on the bench.  It's coming back fast. 

Thanks Mr Flexy.  And thanks for helping me.  :)


Nice Work Lisa keep it up!

Thanks much!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 24, 2014, 09:36:24 AM
September 24, 2014

Since I did deadlifts on Sunday and push on Tuesday, I had planned on today being a pull day.  But Mr Flexy was squatting today so I decided to join him.  It's a good compound exercise that I ought to be doing, right?  And there's a wee wee little chance I may work from home on Friday and if I do, I can do pull that day.

A copycat of last week's squat session.  But it felt better to me.  Stretching beforehand felt much easier.  I think I was a little more controlled and had better form than last week. 

Finished up with some cardio-do-do. 

Squats
45 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8

Cardio:
Treadmill, 35 minutes

I have leeks leftover from when I made my Highland Stew on the weekend, so I am going to use those up in a chicken & leek turnover tonight.  I'll try to remember to post the recipe in the recipe thread.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 24, 2014, 09:51:30 AM
So do you hate cardio Lisa??? ;D

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 24, 2014, 10:06:15 AM
Good work today.  Next week 6 x 6 @ 115.   :o

 8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 24, 2014, 12:22:36 PM
So do you hate cardio Lisa??? ;D

I don't mind it, but I get bored.  I prefer walking outside where there's plenty to look at.  At one gym we used to go to, they had TVs in each treadmill, with almost all channels available, so I could watch an old movie or cooking shows.  But this gym has 3 TVs suspended from the ceiling.  Two have news channels on them and one has sports - all with subtitles and no sound.  Snooze.  So I have my iPod.  If I listen to music I can get a little lost in my thoughts which is nice.  Or I listen to audiobooks.  But the time really does go by slowly. 

And walking outside, I can discipline myself.  If I set out to walk 10 km, I will walk 5 km straight away from my house so that I am forced to walk the other 5 km back home!

Good work today.  Next week 6 x 6 @ 115.   :o

 8)

Ack!  I know you're right.  But oh boy, that's gonna hurt!  lol...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 24, 2014, 12:55:34 PM
My trick is to throw a towel over the display on the treadmill. If I don't it seems like it takes forever to go a minute or an extra mile. I usually jam out to my Ipod and when a really fast, good song comes on I will take it up in MPH and run even faster until the song is over.

I think I am going to start running in the afternoons when I get home until the time changes. It is cooler here now and not so freaking humid. That way I don't waste my lunch break when I usually lift on running :D

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 28, 2014, 05:25:35 PM
September 28, 2014

Well, after a good long sleep last night we did some deadlifting.  Much to my surprise, I lifted 155 lbs.  Yay!

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
155 x 3
155 x 4
155 x 4
155 x 5  :)
155 x 4
155 x 3
135 x 8  :)

To be honest, I wasn't sure if I'd deadlift 155 for 1.  I am happy.

Went to visit my parents because my mom turns 75 this week.  Came home, made some turkey chili for my lunch (230 cals), and now it's time for some patio beers with Mr Flexy.


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 28, 2014, 05:28:53 PM
Very good work today baby. :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 28, 2014, 06:19:24 PM
You're doing great Lisa!  Keep it up.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 01, 2014, 09:13:44 AM
You're doing great Lisa!  Keep it up.

Very good work today baby. :)

Thanks Fellers!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 01, 2014, 09:17:55 AM
October 1, 2014

Not an impressive day.  I was very tired but did the best I could.  Went to failure on many sets today.  Sigh...

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x  8
75 x 8
85 x 6
90 x 4
95 x 2
95 x 2
85 x 5
85 x 5
85 x 5

Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10

Pec Deck:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 27 minutes

Not sure of my schedule for the rest of the week.  I hope to get one more workout in at the gym either tomorrow or Friday.

Happy Hump Day!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on October 01, 2014, 10:36:18 AM
Happy hump day!
It should be interesting to see your progression by the end of the month
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on October 01, 2014, 10:39:06 AM
Solid work on the bench today.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on October 01, 2014, 10:40:32 AM
Great work overall Lisa!
Are you starting to notice any changes with the cut? Extra energy, overall feeling better?

Another question...what's the good stuff that happened when you quit smoking? (btw, huge props for that)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Dubs on October 01, 2014, 09:58:27 PM
Oh hai der Lisa!

Good to hear that you're hittin' the iron again! The numbers are coming along. Don't you worry!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 02, 2014, 08:50:36 AM
Happy hump day!
It should be interesting to see your progression by the end of the month

Hi there!  Fingers crossed - it's been one month now.  I've dropped some weight through my diet, and I've noticed increased flexibility.  That's a bonus right there (I'm an auld woman with auld joints!).

Solid work on the bench today.

Thanks.  And thanks for helping me along.  :)

Great work overall Lisa!
Are you starting to notice any changes with the cut? Extra energy, overall feeling better?

Another question...what's the good stuff that happened when you quit smoking? (btw, huge props for that)

Thanks Brian!  I am starting to notice changes.  The weight is coming off, and I guess I do feel better overall being off the sauce and eating better and active again.  It's been a year and three-quarters since I quit smoking.  Cravings are long gone.  When we went on vacation, everyone seemed to smoke and they smoked everywhere - I mean everywhere!  There were ashtrays in the bathrooms even.  Smoking in restaurants.  It was like the early 1980s again.  lol...  At first I was a little envious of those smokers, but by the 2nd or 3rd day the smoke was icky to me and I was looking to escape the second-hand smoke.  Didn't think that would ever happen. 

I will say, my skin is better and my lung capacity is better.  My perpetual cough disappeared immediately. 

Here's a crazy benefit:  it's been liberating.  I don't have to set my alarm half an hour earlier so that I can have 2 smokes in the morning.  I come home from work, walk right in the front door and get on with my evening without stopping for a smoke on the porch.  I can read, snooze, or watch a movie on an airplane now instead of jonesing for a puff. 

Oh hai der Lisa!

Good to hear that you're hittin' the iron again! The numbers are coming along. Don't you worry!

Well Hiya W!  Nice to see you here!  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm working on those numbers.  Trying not to chase them, but working to get back to where I was.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 02, 2014, 08:58:43 AM
October 2, 2014

I increased the weights in all three exercises today.  Glad about that.

Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns:
75 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
55 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 8
60 lbs per side x 8
60 lbs per side x 8
60 lbs per side x 8

Cardio:
Treadmill, 30 minutes

Making a spicy chicken and rice dinner tonight. 

Busy day with work today.  Glad tomorrow is Friday. 

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on October 02, 2014, 10:38:15 AM
Good work today.

And I like that shirt on you.   ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 05, 2014, 03:02:59 PM
October 5, 2014

Deadlifts in the garage with Mr Flexy today.  I had fun. 

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
155 x 6
155 x 6
165 x 6
175 x 3
185 x 1 <---- might have been the longest slowest pull ever, but I did it.
155 x 6
155 x 6
135 x 10

I thoroughly expected the 155 to feel light after 185, but holy heck that was a hard set. 

I've made my turkey chili for the week.  I have a few chores to do, but looking forward to relaxing this evening before the work week begins.

Happy Weekending, All!


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on October 05, 2014, 03:07:11 PM

185 x 1



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Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 07, 2014, 08:12:00 AM
You're funny, Mr Flexy.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 07, 2014, 08:19:59 AM
October 7, 2014

Not a great morning.  I was supposed to bench press today.  I did three sets and my right shoulder was very sore and I had to throw in the towel.  :(  I tried the chest press machine, and it was no better.

I don't know what I've done to it.  It doesn't hurt all of the time, just in certain positions.  It could be from schlepping my laptop and a heavy bag around the city yesterday.  Maybe I slept on it funny.  Who knows.  So I did a little pec deck and a little arm work because it is better to do something than do nothing.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 10
75 x 6

Pec Deck:
60 x 8
60 x 8
60 x 8
60 x 8
60 x 8
60 x 8

Tricep Cable Pressdowns:
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10

Barbell Bicep Curls:
20 x 10
20 x 10
20 x 10
20 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 35 minutes

Crazy busy at work.  Another rainy day and I have little motivation.  Somebody light a fire under me!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on October 07, 2014, 01:20:02 PM
Hopefully just the way you slept. I always sleep on my side and sometimes my shoulders tend to bother me because of it. If I ever sleep on my back my arms are always above my head and I wake up and can't hardly move my arms. LOL!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 09, 2014, 08:09:29 AM
Hopefully just the way you slept. I always sleep on my side and sometimes my shoulders tend to bother me because of it. If I ever sleep on my back my arms are always above my head and I wake up and can't hardly move my arms. LOL!

That is my favourite way to sleep.  Just like babies do.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 09, 2014, 08:24:14 AM
October 9, 2014

Squat day.  Ohmygosh I killed me auld self.  Added 40 lbs to my squat.  Happy about this, but already sore.  I went longer on squats, so I only did cardio for 24 minutes.  Oh well.

I warmed up with 5 minutes on the treadmill, followed by lots of stretching.

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 8
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6

Cardio:
Treadmill, 24 minutes

If I am working from home tomorrow (and I really hope I am), I'll go to the gym again and do some back stuffs.

Steak sammiches for dinner tonight, but first, a very busy day with work.

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Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on October 09, 2014, 10:18:14 AM
That was some serious squatting today baby.

I was very impressed.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on October 09, 2014, 10:20:18 AM
Excellent work here, and quick progress on those squats!  Nice job in making time for the gym while being busy with work, not to mention all that cooking at home.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 10, 2014, 08:26:02 AM
That was some serious squatting today baby.

I was very impressed.   8)

Thank you.  I do want to make you proud!


Excellent work here, and quick progress on those squats!  Nice job in making time for the gym while being busy with work, not to mention all that cooking at home.

Thanks Toby!  It does get a little crazy around here at times, but I know that I just have to make time for the gym.  And 3 days a week is do-able.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 10, 2014, 08:52:09 AM
October 10, 2014

Turns out I'm working from home today (hurrah!), so I was able to go do some back.  Pretty much the same as last back workout.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral High Rows:
55 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 22 minutes

Ran a little short of time for cardio, but that's okay because I'll be cycling up to the grocery store at lunch today to fetch some produce for our Thanksgiving dinner.  Our big dinner will be tomorrow (Liam is busy on Sunday), so I'd like to get my stuffing made, pies baked, and cranberries cooked tonight, and maybe prep some of the veggies as well.

Whatever your plans this weekend, Happy Weekending!

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Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on October 11, 2014, 11:25:06 AM
Good job Lisa.  That's still more cardio than I've done in the past year :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: itsagoodday on October 12, 2014, 12:44:51 PM
Happy Thanksgiving you guys!!! 

Lisa, you're doing awesome, that's a ton of volume on heavy squats!  3 days a week for lifting sounds perfect, whatever works for you is the right way to go.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 16, 2014, 09:16:15 AM
Good job Lisa.  That's still more cardio than I've done in the past year :)

Thanks, Ron!  And ha ha at the cardio!

Happy Thanksgiving you guys!!! 

Lisa, you're doing awesome, that's a ton of volume on heavy squats!  3 days a week for lifting sounds perfect, whatever works for you is the right way to go.

Thanks much!  3 days a week feels good for me.  Certainly more manageable and it hasn't become a "chore".  I often think of your strong lifts while I'm struggling - keeps me motivated!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 16, 2014, 09:22:30 AM
October 16, 2014

Well, a bit longer of a break than I intended, but work got in the way.  Oh well.  I think the rest and all that turkey might have done me some good.  Got up to 105 on bench today and I'm happy about that. 

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 6
90 x 5
95 x 3
100 x 1
105 x 1
85 x 5
85 x 5
85 x 5

^those last three sets were so hard.  Can't even describe it.

Pec Deck:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 25 minutes

Roast beast and roasted potatoes for dinner tonight. 

Tomorrow's Friday - yay!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on October 16, 2014, 10:32:36 AM
Nice work today baby.

You looked very confident and strong.

 Congrats on 105. :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on October 16, 2014, 05:29:05 PM
Interesting lifts, that's a ton of reps!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 17, 2014, 07:34:19 AM
Interesting lifts, that's a ton of reps!

Thanks!

Nice work today baby.

You looked very confident and strong.

 Congrats on 105. :)

Thanks!  That 105 made me happy.  I feel like I'm coming 'round now. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 17, 2014, 07:40:22 AM
October 17, 2014

Not much different over last week's back routine. 


Close-grip Pulldowns:
75 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

^only did 6 sets because some guy decided to plunk his arse down.  I worked in one set with him, but he took too long setting up his wrist straps, so I bailed for the Iso High Rows instead.

Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral High Rows:
55 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
60 lbs per side x 10
65 lbs per side x 10

^ I figured I'd add an extra 5 lbs a side and see how many reps I could get.  I got 10. :)


Cardio:
Treadmill, 33 minutes

Delighted it's Friday.  I have lots to do today, but looking forward to relaxing with Mr Flexy tonight.  Making some sort of sausage pasta for dinner - not entirely sure just what, but those are my main ingredients so I'll see what I can come up with.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on October 17, 2014, 09:02:09 AM
Hopefully just the way you slept. I always sleep on my side and sometimes my shoulders tend to bother me because of it. If I ever sleep on my back my arms are always above my head and I wake up and can't hardly move my arms. LOL!

Absolutely this ^^^^^

My shoulder issues forced me to learn to sleep on my back. I always slept on my stomach with my arm under the pillow and my shoulders hated it. Now I sleep on my back with my arms down.

Good lifting Lisa. Keep at it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on October 17, 2014, 10:41:54 AM
65 is now your weight target for reps, the log book says so!
(many days I hate my log book)

<-----admirin' work ethic
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 05, 2014, 10:00:11 AM
November 5, 2014

Well, it's been a while, eh?  Work and being sick got in the way.  On the mend, but still feel lousy such that I'm beginning to wonder if I'm getting a whole new bug now.  :(

But, I figured a workout couldn't hurt, so off I went to squat with Mr Flexy.  Almost the same squat session as last time, but one additional set at 135.  I did some leg curls and calf raises afterwards.

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 8
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6

Leg Curls:
50 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10

Standing Calf Raises:
50 kg x 12
50 kg x 12
50 kg x 12
50 kg x 12
50 kg x 12

Cardio:
None.  I felt yucky.

Not sure what I'll do tomorrow, either back or chest. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on November 05, 2014, 10:21:10 AM
welcome back to the iron!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 05, 2014, 10:35:58 AM
Good squats as always.  I noticed a few raised eyebrows.

Chest tomorrow baby.  Back on Friday with me.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: deerslayer on November 05, 2014, 11:29:16 AM
Way too come back strong!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: peacesells on November 05, 2014, 11:30:10 AM
5x6 squat routine is pretty taxing.  Good work!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on November 05, 2014, 12:39:48 PM
Welcome back. Being sick sucks. Hope you get over it soon.

Great squat session.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 06, 2014, 08:28:55 AM
Thanks ever so much, Fellers!  Those are some awfy nice posts.  :)

I am in agony today!  Holy cats, my legs, my bum, my hips, adductors, just agony.  I told Mr Flexy that he broke me.   >:(

He says I'm waddling today.  I am. 

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/f4/a8/9d/f4a89d0978dfc4d8e5858a3f61dd5064.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 06, 2014, 08:34:02 AM
Thursday, November 6, 2014


Wasn't terribly enthusiastic getting out of bed this morning, but I gave myself a pep talk and hobbled in.  Chest today.  Not a stellar day on the bench, but I worked hard. 

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 6
90 x 6
95 x 4
100 x 1
100 x fail
85 x 6
85 x 5
85 x 6

Pec Deck:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Cardio:
Bike, 25 minutes

Leftover jambalaya tonight so no cooking for me. 

Tomorrow's Friday - hurrah!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 06, 2014, 09:32:13 AM
You made triple digits, so it's all good.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on November 06, 2014, 11:28:02 AM
Wow, congrats on the triple digits!
Getting close to a 100lb bench myself, I want to break triple digits before Christmas.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 07, 2014, 07:30:18 AM
Wow, congrats on the triple digits!
Getting close to a 100lb bench myself, I want to break triple digits before Christmas.

You'll get there, for sure!

You made triple digits, so it's all good.

Aw thanks.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 07, 2014, 07:39:05 AM
November 7, 2014

Well it's finally Friday.  Happy to report I got in 3 workouts this week.  Finished with back today.  I made a decision when I first arrived to forego cardio and spend more time lifting today and to lift heavier. 

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
(^ increase of 15 lbs.)

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength ISO Lateral High Rows:
55 x 10
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
(^increase of 10 lbs)

My hands are very sore from all this pulling today.  They are red too.  Owee.

I am making Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo tonight.  Don't even ask about the macros - this stuff is seriously decadent.

Tomorrow we're making a giant pot of chili.  Flex is the chef and I'm sous-chef (I chop a lot of veg and drink beer).  Very excited.

Happy Weekending, All!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 07, 2014, 08:55:43 AM
  I made a decision when I first arrived to forego cardio and spend more time lifting today and to lift heavier

I think I just fell in love with you all over again...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on November 07, 2014, 11:50:30 AM
Shrimp Alfredo... That sounds pretty good.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 18, 2014, 08:01:43 AM
Shrimp Alfredo... That sounds pretty good.

It wasn't bad at all!   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 18, 2014, 08:07:00 AM
November 18, 2014

Back at it this morning.  Press day.  I started strong, but kinda fizzled.  Glad I went though.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 3 <-- Disappointed.  I honestly expected to get 6 reps. 
95 x 3
95 x 4
100 x 1
105 x 1
110 x fail
110 x fail
85 x 6

Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
12 x 10
15 x 8 <-- increase of 3 lbs.  :)
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8

Pec Deck:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Cardio:
None.

And that was all.

Snow on the ground here and a biting -11C this morning.  Brrrrr!



Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 19, 2014, 09:15:09 AM
Good effort on the 110.  Next week you'll get it.  :)

Now post your squat session!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on November 19, 2014, 10:20:11 AM
Lisa, what's your diet like right now?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 19, 2014, 10:47:19 AM
Lisa, what's your diet like right now?

Still on a bloody diet with intermittent bouts of cheating!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 19, 2014, 10:56:20 AM
November 19, 2014

Squats today.  Pretty much the same as my last session, but it felt better.  To be honest, I considered adding 10 lbs for a set and then maybe another 10 lbs for another set and then dropping back.  But I just kept going with 135.

squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6

Cardio:
Treadmill, 25 minutes

The squat session was fine, although I was a tired on the last 2 sets.  But the cardio damn near killed me today.  I didn't think it would ever end. 

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/d6/82/04/d6820485a5fa1c6f7609c40c1ba21160.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on November 19, 2014, 11:05:28 AM
Cardio is always more brutal on leg days.

Nice job pwning that 135...some times weight needs to be beaten repeatedly so it knows who's the boss.
Now it knows. :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 19, 2014, 06:35:23 PM
I love the looks people give when Lisa gets under that bar with the big wheels on it and goes for reps, then does it again 5 or 6 more sets.

<3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on November 19, 2014, 07:14:37 PM
Lisa, what's your diet like right now?

Still on a bloody diet with intermittent bouts of cheating!

Have you looked at carb cycling diets?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 20, 2014, 07:28:10 AM
Cardio is always more brutal on leg days.

Nice job pwning that 135...some times weight needs to be beaten repeatedly so it knows who's the boss.
Now it knows. :)

Aw thanks.  Next time I'll add a little weight and see if I can still be a boss!   ;)


I love the looks people give when Lisa gets under that bar with the big wheels on it and goes for reps, then does it again 5 or 6 more sets.

<3

Thanks Mr Flexy.  I try hard.


Have you looked at carb cycling diets?

No, I haven't.  I love to cook and I love to eat.  My doctor says my diet is healthy and nutritious.  I just need to eat less.   :-[ 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 20, 2014, 07:54:20 AM
November 20, 2014

I was recalling last night how I used to do 4 exercises per workout and I'd do 8 sets of each.  I wanted very much to do that today.  I did not succeed.  Today was a real struggle.  Everything felt really heavy.  Really heavy.  I told myself not to give up though, to do as much as I could. 

I had just finished my second or third last set of seated cable rows and was red-faced and struggling.  Some guy said, "Lots of hard work, eh?"  I smiled and said yes.  He said, "Look, do yourself a favour.  You need to be over there on a treadmill.  This is only going to make you strong.  You need to get over there and get on a bike or a treadmill and work for an hour. Work!"

Ouch.

All I could manage to say was "I like being strong".

And then he prattled on again about how I need to be on a treadmill.  He was smiling and sort of friendly.  I'm sure he didn't realise that what he was saying was inappropriate.

He finally left, and I had 2 sets to finish up, so I did them.  I then sat for several minutes, still stinging, and considered heading over to a treadmill.  But I did 2 more back exercises instead.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 8

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral High Rows:
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8

Reverse Pec Deck (Rear Delts):
30 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Cardio:
None.


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on November 20, 2014, 10:11:12 AM
Don't pay attention to that one and do your own thing.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on November 20, 2014, 10:37:06 AM
What a prick, he's just jealous that you're out lifting him lol. Just keep doin your thing.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 20, 2014, 10:48:44 AM
WTF? 

Steve said that to you?


Why did you not tell me this when we were there?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on November 20, 2014, 11:02:24 AM
probably because she knew there would be blood involved brother, his.
Take her cue, Lisa is wise and you don't need a criminal record.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BigDaddy on November 20, 2014, 11:14:31 AM
probably because she knew there would be blood involved brother, his.
Take her cue, Lisa is wise and you don't need a criminal record.

Yep, Lisa didn't want to bail you out of jail......

Some people are just jerks.  I just ignore them and move on.


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 20, 2014, 11:21:50 AM
Well this guy is a regular and while I don't go out of my way to talk to people, I do know his name and he knows Lisa and I are together so he shoudl keep his fucking advices to himself.

Otherwise:  :boxing:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 20, 2014, 11:23:11 AM
Pretty much what Brian said.  lol..  But also because I don't think he really intended to offend.  I don't.  An awful lot of people think cardio is the way to lose weight, and an awful lot of people don't think women should lift.  Common misconceptions.

Like Brian and Cali and you say, I'll stick with doing what I'm doing.  My trainer knows what he's on about.   ;) :)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 20, 2014, 11:26:54 AM
Well this guy is a regular and while I don't go out of my way to talk to people, I do know his name and he knows Lisa and I are together so he shoudl keep his fucking advices to himself.

Otherwise:  :boxing:

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Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on November 20, 2014, 11:29:34 AM
lmao
Awesome!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on November 21, 2014, 07:06:03 AM
Great job in here Lisa. You should definitely keep doing your thing. People just need to learn to keep their traps shut unless someone actually asks for their advice.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 21, 2014, 08:53:42 AM
Great job in here Lisa. You should definitely keep doing your thing. People just need to learn to keep their traps shut unless someone actually asks for their advice.

Thanks Eric! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 21, 2014, 09:02:23 AM
November 21, 2014

I am unexpectedly working from home today so I was able to go to the gym.  Yay!  I had no planned workout, so I did some arms and that swanky pullover machine that Mr Flexy likes.

Barbell Bicep Curls:
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10

Nautilis Nitro Pullovers:
20 x 10
35 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10

Tricep Cable Pressdowns:
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 25 minutes

Not terribly exciting, but glad I went. 

Delighted that the weekend is here.  Supposed to warm up too, which will be nice. 

Happy weekending, Friends!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 27, 2014, 09:43:31 AM
November 27, 2014

I tried something different today.  Instead of barbell bench press, I used the Hammer Strength seated bench press. Good Heavens!  I figured I'd put 25 lbs per side on to warm up.  I barely got 10 reps.  Very very difficult.  I had to remove 5 lbs per side.  What the heckle?

Hammer Strength Bench Press:
25 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10

Hammer Strength Shoulder Press:
10 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10
20 lbs per side x 10

Dumbbell Pec Flyes:
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 20 minutes

Man, that was a rough workout.   :-[

Roast beef for dinner tonight with rosemary roasted red potatoes. 

I hope Thanksgiving is wonderful for those celebrating today.  Tomorrow I'll be dead jealous of your hot turkey leftovers!


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 27, 2014, 09:47:51 AM
I find those Hammer Strength seated press machines humbling as well.

Lots of work and it was nice to have you in the gym with me this morning.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on November 27, 2014, 11:25:59 AM
That looks like a good session to me Lisa.  That's almost 200 reps and cardio to boot.  Whole lotta work going on in here!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 28, 2014, 10:33:02 AM
I find those Hammer Strength seated press machines humbling as well.

Lots of work and it was nice to have you in the gym with me this morning.

Humbling is a good word!  Zowie.  I still don't get it. Half the weight I press when lying down. But I'll stop moaning now.   :D

That looks like a good session to me Lisa.  That's almost 200 reps and cardio to boot.  Whole lotta work going on in here!

Thanks good Sir!  I'm trying to get as much in as I can since my visits to the gym are kind of infrequent.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 28, 2014, 10:50:37 AM
November 28, 2014

Did some back work today.  Pretty much the same as last Friday, except that I managed 2 more reps per set on the high rows.

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Close Grip Pulldowns:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 18 minutes.

I was so pooped after that.  My forearms were sore.  I thought they were going to fall off.  Ugh.  Sometimes I come out of the gym feeling like WonderWoman, and sometimes not so much...

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/f1/8f/38/f18f38c712141569c5beadfc59f821e2.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 28, 2014, 10:57:39 AM
I really had to laugh and I'm not sure if you noticed but there was a dude on the machine between us; the Hammer Strength Low Row.

He had a 35 lb plate on each side and was making so much noise, like he was lifting a ton, and he was doing HALF the weight as you and you didn't make a peep.

Hell, I had 5 plates plus a 25 on each side and I wasn't even grunting and groaning like he was.

 ;D

Nice work today; very strong.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: peacesells on November 28, 2014, 05:08:30 PM
Lisa, that lion-lioness picture is pure awesomeness. 

Next time someone offers "free" advice to you just ask them a question.

"Do you know what my goals are?"
"No."
"Then STFU."
 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 28, 2014, 06:14:35 PM
Next time someone offers "free" advice to you just ask them a question.

"Do you know what my goals are?"
"No."
"Then STFU."

LMAO.  Perfect.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 30, 2014, 12:14:28 PM
Lisa, that lion-lioness picture is pure awesomeness. 

Next time someone offers "free" advice to you just ask them a question.

"Do you know what my goals are?"
"No."
"Then STFU."
 

That oughta work!!

I really had to laugh and I'm not sure if you noticed but there was a dude on the machine between us; the Hammer Strength Low Row.

He had a 35 lb plate on each side and was making so much noise, like he was lifting a ton, and he was doing HALF the weight as you and you didn't make a peep.

Hell, I had 5 plates plus a 25 on each side and I wasn't even grunting and groaning like he was.

 ;D

Nice work today; very strong.

lol.. I didn't notice how much he was lifting but I heard him making quite a ruckus!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 30, 2014, 12:26:08 PM
November 30, 2014

I went deadlifting with Mr Flexy today.  Man, weekends at the gym are enough incentive for me to get up early during the week.  Busy in there.  Selfie day in the bathroom too.  Sorry to interrupt this important moment in photographic art, but do you mind if I wash my hands please?

I managed 190 for 2.  That's 10 lbs away from my previous PR.  I tried 195, but failed three times.  I am not giving up.  I am seriously considering joining the Sanctuarians in Rochester this year.  We'll see.  I get stage fright really bad.

Deads:
135 x 6
155 x 6
165 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 2 (first rep was so bad that I did it again and it was better)
190 x 2 <-- my, my, my!
195 x fail
195 x fail
195 x fail <-- that's it, I'm grouchy now
155 x 5
155 x 6
155 x 5

Standing Calf Raises:
50 kg x 12
62.5 kg x 12
62.5 kg x 12
62.5 kg x 12
62.5 kg x 12
62.5 kg x 12

Done.  Not sure what my work week looks like yet, but I should get a couple more workouts in.

I have some Sunday chores to get done now, then some relaxing with Mr Flexy before the start of the new week.

Happy Sunday!

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/77/4e/e3/774ee3aad05ce6085b00e11fddf729b3.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 30, 2014, 12:27:54 PM
Very impressive day in the gym, baby.

So glad to hear you're seriously considering stepping onto the platform.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on November 30, 2014, 09:34:37 PM
Lisa, if you've got 190 x2 you've got 195 on a fresh day. Go get em!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 30, 2014, 09:41:01 PM
Lisa, if you've got 190 x2 you've got 195 on a fresh day. Go get em!

She thinks too much.

Her bench PR of 115 she thought it was 110 and threw it up no problem.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on November 30, 2014, 09:43:30 PM
Lisa, if you've got 190 x2 you've got 195 on a fresh day. Go get em!

She thinks too much.

Her bench PR of 115 she thought it was 110 and threw it up no problem.

Isn't that all our problem....
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 01, 2014, 09:17:14 AM
So much of it, for me anyway, is just believing that I can do it.  It's so silly.  No wonder there is an entire profession dedicated to the study of sports psychology.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 11, 2014, 09:00:41 AM
December 5, 2014

Seated Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Close-grip Pulldowns:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral Low Row:
50 lbs per side x 10
50 lbs per side x 10
50 lbs per side x 10
50 lbs per side x 10
50 lbs per side x 10
50 lbs per side x 10
(I did not like this machine and won't ever do it again.  But the high row machine was taken.  My arms aren't long enough for this and it squished my boobs not in a good way).

Treadmill:
15 minutes

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 11, 2014, 09:05:19 AM
December 11, 2014

LifeFitness Chest Press:
45 x 10
60 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral Incline Chest Press:
10 lbs per side x 10
15 lbs per side x 10
15 lbs per side x 10
15 lbs per side x 10
15 lbs per side x 10
15 lbs per side x 10
15 lbs per side x 10
15 lbs per side x 10

Peck Deck:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
15 x 6 <-- too heavy. had to switch to the ladybells  :(
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10

And that was all.  No cardio today.

Sage and onion chicken and sausage for dinner on this snowy night.  Glad tomorrow is Friday.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 12, 2014, 05:26:49 PM
December 12, 2014


Seated Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Close-grip Pulldowns:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Row:
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10

Reverse Pec Deck:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Chicken and leek pot pie for dinner tonight.

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a9/ff/12/a9ff124c03b0f994aff509f7a72db0dd.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 12, 2014, 06:09:09 PM
My arms aren't long enough for this and it squished my boobs not in a good way.

ITT:  I learned it's possible to squish boobs in a good way.   :o

 ;)


 ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 16, 2014, 07:32:42 AM
My arms aren't long enough for this and it squished my boobs not in a good way.

ITT:  I learned it's possible to squish boobs in a good way.   :o

 ;)


 ;D

Be honest, you learned that a long time ago.  hee hee...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 16, 2014, 07:38:41 AM
December 16, 2014

Haven't been on the bench in a while.  I am always frustrated that my feet don't touch the ground and I can't get good footing.  But today, I grabbed a couple of the steps from the old step aerobic classes and used them.  Ahh... my feets touch the floor now!  I got 110 lbs.  I was happy about that until I realised I've done it before.  Geez...

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 4
100 x 3
105 x 2
110 x fail
110 x fail
110 x 1
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6

Dumbbell Pec Flyes:
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

That was all.  No time for shoulders today.  Spent too long on the bench.

I didn't do cardio either.   :-[

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ea/6b/04/ea6b04272ff1ac19e5d91a746932ab2d.jpg)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on December 16, 2014, 07:51:13 AM
No cardio, no problem... ;D

Looks like you had a good session today.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Little Tim on December 16, 2014, 07:55:45 AM
No such thing as spending too much time on the bench.  Solid work here. Although I'd choose pec deck machine over db flies,  just feels more smooth to me and less stress on the shoulders. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 17, 2014, 08:08:04 AM
Nice perseverance on that 110.  :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on December 17, 2014, 02:40:35 PM
My arms aren't long enough for this and it squished my boobs not in a good way.

ITT:  I learned it's possible to squish boobs in a good way.   :o

 ;)


 ;D

but a good way for us may not be a good way for them. Come on man..  ;D

Great job lifting Lisa.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 19, 2014, 07:40:22 AM
No cardio, no problem... ;D

Looks like you had a good session today.

Thanks much! 

No such thing as spending too much time on the bench.  Solid work here. Although I'd choose pec deck machine over db flies,  just feels more smooth to me and less stress on the shoulders. 

Thanks Tim.  Good point, that's true.   :)

Nice perseverance on that 110.  :D

I wasn't leaving without doing that bloody lift.  Helps to have encouragement too.  ;)

My arms aren't long enough for this and it squished my boobs not in a good way.

ITT:  I learned it's possible to squish boobs in a good way.   :o

 ;)


 ;D

but a good way for us may not be a good way for them. Come on man..  ;D

Great job lifting Lisa.   :thumbsup:

LOL.. thanks!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 19, 2014, 07:50:42 AM
December 19, 2014

Back day.  Nothing stellar to report, but I got some work done.

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Close-grip Pulldowns:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
70 lbs per side x 10
80 lbs per side x 10 (increase of 10 lbs)
80 lbs per side x 10
80 lbs per side x 10
80 lbs per side x 10
80 lbs per side x 10
80 lbs per side x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 15 minutes

My sporadic training schedule continues with the holidays and year-end madness.  Looking forward to a schedule that is a little more stable in the New Year.  But who knows.

One of the ladies in my gym stopped me this morning to tell me I was looking good.  She said she could see some good changes.  I thought that was really nice of her, and I thanked her.  I needed to hear that after this week.  ;)

Tons of work to do today and some Christmas shopping at lunch.  Heaven help me.  Is it the 25th yet?   ;D

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9a/96/7d/9a967d74a860817c460c5fb18a089a05.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 19, 2014, 08:04:53 AM
Lots of work done today, and you do look great.

Rocking the Purple & Green RPS shirt.  :thumbs_up:

 8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 21, 2014, 04:09:15 PM
December 21, 2014

It will be a busy week this week, so we got in a deadlifting session this afternoon.  I finally pulled 200.  Oh I did it once before a few years ago, but not since resuming my training.  I am happy.

Deadlifts:
135 x 5
155 x 3
175 x 2
185 x 2
195 x 1
195 x 1
200 x fail
200 x 1
165 x 5
165 x 5
165 x 5
165 x 5
165 x 5

Those last 5 sets were hard.  Really, really hard. 

Pleasantly pooped now.  Going to make a roast beef with yorkies for dinner tonight.

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a6/e5/9c/a6e59c129ce60f350b1bdd03d41fda79.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 21, 2014, 04:35:15 PM
Very nice.  Congrats on getting back to 2 bills. 

:bigthumb:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on December 22, 2014, 06:53:19 AM
Congrats Lisa. Great job.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on December 22, 2014, 07:57:23 PM
Awesome job Lisa!  2 plates per side is right around the corner.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 04, 2015, 03:52:32 PM
Thanks Fellers!

Sorry for the late reply.  It's been some time since I was in the gym, evidently.   :-[
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 04, 2015, 04:05:56 PM
January 4, 2015

Finally back at it.  I tried for a new PR on the bench today, but it just wasn't going to happen.  I think I was already pooped by the time I tried.  Oh well. 

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 6
100 x 3
105 x 2
110 x 1
115 x 1
120 x fail
120 x fail
90 x 6
90 x 5
85 x 5
85 x 4

I went to failure on all four last sets. 


A reminder to myself:  I am embarking on an extremely busy time of year at work, from now until April.  Last year, I made the mistake of thinking I was too busy to go to the gym.  Instead, I worked 15 and 16-hour days.  Diet went way off the rails.  In the end, I made myself more miserable and the stress less bearable.  I must remind myself that I am more productive in a 12-hour day after having worked out in the morning, than I am in a 15-hour day with no workout.  And, I am healthier and less stressed.   If I have to remind myself daily, I will.

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4d/f8/54/4df8541ac642ff5375e9acd647b97d04.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 04, 2015, 04:07:06 PM
Good work today baby.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 20, 2015, 08:21:50 AM
January 11, 2015

Went for a back workout and the gym was packed. 

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
45 x 10
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8

Atlantis Cable Row:
60 x 10
90 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 7
120 x 7

Cardio:
Treadmill, 30 minutes





Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 20, 2015, 08:28:40 AM
January 20, 2015

I had some down time following dental surgery (which was most horrible).  Back at it today.  I wasn't very strong.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 8
65 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 5
95 x 4
100 x 2
105 x 1
110 x 1
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 5

Pec Deck:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

No time for cardio.

Boeuf Bourguignon in the big purple pot for dinner tonight.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 20, 2015, 08:30:11 AM
I disagree; I thought you were very strong.

But you still owe me one rep @ 85lbs!   :P
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 21, 2015, 07:53:20 AM
January 21, 2015

Squats today.  Mortifyingly weak.  I took a look back in my journal and I haven't done squats since November 19.  Today's performance was a marginal improvement. 

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 8
135 x 5
135 x 6
155 x 3
155 x 3
155 x 3
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6

 :-[

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 21, 2015, 08:01:49 AM
No question you had to work for it today, but I thought you did well.

No more waiting 2 months between squat sessions.   :P
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: itsagoodday on January 21, 2015, 09:12:01 AM
Hey Lisa, keeping up the great work I see!  You go girl  8)

I took a look back in my journal and I haven't done squats since November 19.  Today's performance was a marginal improvement. 

I want to know what wizardry allows you to not do something for two months and then come back with improvements.  If I take a week off of something, I get worse.  I hesitate to think where I'd be with a two month gap, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to use the word "improvement" to any degree  ;)

edited to add:
I think I read that wrong originally, sorry I've had the flu since Sunday and I'm off my rocker more than usual.  Your numbers are always stronger than you give yourself credit for Lisa, keep swinging!!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on January 21, 2015, 10:02:15 AM
January 21, 2015

Squats today.  Mortifyingly weak.  I took a look back in my journal and I haven't done squats since November 19.  Today's performance was a marginal improvement. 

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 8
135 x 5
135 x 6
155 x 3
155 x 3
155 x 3
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6

 :-[

Great job Lisa. That was basically my DL's. I took 2 months off it, but didn't make any improvements and slacked off on the weight. Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 22, 2015, 08:30:59 AM
No question you had to work for it today, but I thought you did well.

No more waiting 2 months between squat sessions.   :P

No, I won't go this long between sessions again.  I am in agony today!

Hey Lisa, keeping up the great work I see!  You go girl  8)

I took a look back in my journal and I haven't done squats since November 19.  Today's performance was a marginal improvement. 

I want to know what wizardry allows you to not do something for two months and then come back with improvements.  If I take a week off of something, I get worse.  I hesitate to think where I'd be with a two month gap, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to use the word "improvement" to any degree  ;)

edited to add:
I think I read that wrong originally, sorry I've had the flu since Sunday and I'm off my rocker more than usual.  Your numbers are always stronger than you give yourself credit for Lisa, keep swinging!!!

Thanks!  Who knows what was going in November - they just might have been weak days and that would account for the wee improvement.  Normally, I come back weaker after a break such as vacation. 

I hope you're on the mend from your flu.  So many bugs and viruses going around.  And up here, this year's flu shot did not anticipate the main strain that has been going around.  Feel better soon!

January 21, 2015

Squats today.  Mortifyingly weak.  I took a look back in my journal and I haven't done squats since November 19.  Today's performance was a marginal improvement. 

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 8
135 x 5
135 x 6
155 x 3
155 x 3
155 x 3
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6

 :-[

Great job Lisa. That was basically my DL's. I took 2 months off it, but didn't make any improvements and slacked off on the weight. Keep up the great work.

Oh thanks much.  it's amazing how fast time gets away on us - busy at work, holidays, etc.  Next thing you know, 2 months have passed.   :S
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 22, 2015, 08:34:45 AM
January 22, 2015

I probably don't have to tell anyone here how much agony I'm in after squats yesterday.  Oh dear Lord, I am being punished for that 2 month gap between sessions.  Ouch.

Dreaded Shoulder Day today.  Man, for what is essentially a hinge between body and arm, these bloody shoulders give me such a hard time.

Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10
12 x 10

Front and Lateral Dumbbell Raise Supersets:
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10

Rear Delts (Reverse Pec Deck):
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

No cardio today. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 25, 2015, 03:25:21 PM
January 25, 2015

Went to the gym with Mr Flexy for a back workout and some cardio.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 9

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 30 minutes

And now, I think a nice cup of tea is in order.  Prime rib for dinner tonight.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on January 25, 2015, 03:55:15 PM
Prime rib for dinner tonight.

 :drool:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 25, 2015, 04:29:05 PM
Prime rib for dinner tonight.

 :drool:

Completely and utterly indulgent and impulsive.  Sirloin tip was on sale (perfect for pot roast), and I had it written on my shopping list, and I got to the counter and they finally called my number and I looked at my list and opened my mouth and the words "prime rib" came out.  :blush:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on January 25, 2015, 04:40:06 PM
I LOL'd, I think a birthday necessitates Prime Rib with no guilt whatsoever, enjoy
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on January 25, 2015, 05:17:48 PM
Mmmm... Prime rib.  Enjoy it.  Looks like it was well earned.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 25, 2015, 05:55:21 PM
Some dude worked in with Lisa on the seated cable rows and she was using more weight than he was.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 27, 2015, 07:52:59 AM
January 27, 2015

All I did was bench today.  A fair amount of volume, I think, but only as heavy as 110 lbs.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
90 x 5
95 x 5
100 x 3
105 x 3

110 x 1
115 x fail
115 x fail
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 5

Happy about those triples.  :)

Trying something new tonight - Philly Cheesesteak Stew in a sourdough bread bowl with provolone cheese on top. 

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/65/c1/54/65c15478303ca591afe31f8e36b15c4a.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 27, 2015, 08:03:28 AM
Solid benching baby.  Too bad about the 115 fails, but those triples at 100 and 105 were mint.

:)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 29, 2015, 08:24:22 AM
January 29, 2015

Shoulder Press Machine:
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10

Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8

Front and Lateral Dumbell Raise Supersets:
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 22 minutes

Pork tenderloin in a wine and herb sauce tonight.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 01, 2015, 03:33:37 PM
February 1, 2015

Went for some bench press today.  It was a good day on the bench.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 6
75 x 3
85 x 3
95 x 3
100 x 2
105 x 1
110 x 1
115 x 1
120 x 1 <-- PR
95 x 5
95 x 5
95 x 5
95 x 5
95 x 5

Those last 5 sets were really hard. 

Lots to do this afternoon.  Pot roast and veggies for dinner tonight.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Little Tim on February 01, 2015, 03:54:29 PM
 :rocker: Oh yeah,  PR! :rocker:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 01, 2015, 03:59:06 PM
I am so very proud of you.

Congrats on the 120 and that 5 x 5 @ 95 was even more impressive.

:D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 01, 2015, 04:05:52 PM
Dayum, gurl!  Not only did you get the 115 missed from last week, you upped it to 120!  WTG!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on February 01, 2015, 04:51:57 PM
Not too long to go before she's out benching FLEX at this rate.

Well done hombre.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 01, 2015, 05:00:03 PM
Not too long to go before she's out benching FLEX at this rate.

No shit.   :-[
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on February 01, 2015, 05:42:53 PM

Barbell Bench Press:

120 x 1 <-- PR


Lots to do this afternoon.  Pot roast and veggies for dinner tonight.

Boom!

Had Pot Roast for lunch with taters and gravy, so tasty
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on February 01, 2015, 06:10:12 PM
Great pr Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 05, 2015, 08:35:53 AM
Thanks so much, Fellers!!

I don't know if it is attainable for me, but I really, really, really want to put the big wheels on the bar one day and bench it.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 05, 2015, 08:40:46 AM
February 5, 2015

Working from home today so I was able to go to the gym with Mr Flexy for shoulder day.  Lord, it was a rough one. 

Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8
15 x 8

Front and Lateral Dumbbell Raise:
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10

Reverse Pec Deck (Rear Delts):
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Pork roast with rosemary and garlic and some roasted rosemary potatoes for dinner tonight.

Tomorrow's Friday - hurrah!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 05, 2015, 09:38:35 AM
Great job Lisa.  That's a ton of volume.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 05, 2015, 10:17:25 AM
I don't know if it is attainable for me, but I really, really, really want to put the big wheels on the bar one day and bench it.

You can and you will.

Listen to your coach.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 05, 2015, 12:37:29 PM
Thanks so much, Fellers!!

I don't know if it is attainable for me, but I really, really, really want to put the big wheels on the bar one day and bench it.

I missed the BB bench post. Great job. I'm sure you will be slapping the big wheels one sooner than later.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 06, 2015, 07:47:00 AM
Great job Lisa.  That's a ton of volume.

Thanks much!

Listen to your coach.   8)

Don't I always?  hee hee...

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 06, 2015, 07:51:46 AM
February 6, 2015

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 3
165 x 3
175 x 1
175 x 1
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6

Standing Calf Raises:
50 kg x 10
50 kg x 10
50 kg x 10
50 kg x 10
50 kg x 10

No time for cardio.

The weekend is upon us and we're to get more snow tomorrow and more snow Sunday, so I'll get some snow cardio in.  :D

Haven't a clue what to make for dinner.  I shall see what's in the freezer and go from there.

Happy Weekending, All!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 06, 2015, 10:26:15 AM
Nice squats today, baby.  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: jtroster on February 06, 2015, 10:34:46 AM
I lot of newbies at my gym would be envious of your squat.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 06, 2015, 11:34:54 AM
Nice squats today, baby.  8)

Thanks!

I lot of newbies at my gym would be envious of your squat.

Thanks Joel!  I am capable of more - I just need to get more consistent, I think.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 08, 2015, 03:36:20 PM
February 8, 2015

Bench day again.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 8
75 x 6
85 x 3
95 x 3
100 x 3
105 x 3
110 x 1
115 x 1
120 x 1
125 x 1 <--- PR
125 x fail
125 x fail
105 x 3
105 x 3
105 x 3
105 x 2
105 x 3
85 x 9

Making progress. 

Laundry and Sunday chores ahead of me now.

Roast beast for dinner.


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 08, 2015, 05:14:10 PM
I sense big wheels are right around the corner.  Awesome progress in this journal.  You're doing GREAT!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 10, 2015, 07:56:50 AM
I sense big wheels are right around the corner.  Awesome progress in this journal.  You're doing GREAT!

Thanks Ron! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 10, 2015, 08:06:54 AM
February 10, 2015

First deadlifting session since December 21.  :eek:

My heart wasn't in it today, as evidenced by a very weak finish.  Made a bit of progress today though.

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 6
165 x 5
175 x 4
185 x 3
195 x 1
205 x 1 <--- PR
210 x fail
210 x fail
135 x 5
135 x 6

I will be very glad when Spring arrives and we can deadlift in the garage again.  . 

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/6c/b1/f7/6cb1f7b8f137d354adac678d757ea51f.jpg)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: deerslayer on February 10, 2015, 08:29:35 AM
Damn good numbers in here Lisa, keep it up!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 10, 2015, 08:53:58 AM
Solid PR.

And yes; looking very forward to our garage DL sessions without the gym custodian vacuuming around us every time like the fucking wanker that he is.

 >:(

Kinda funny 2 people have already noticed and made comment about him always vacuuming near me. (Peter & Collin).

So it's not just my imagination.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 10, 2015, 02:00:09 PM
Solid PR.

And yes; looking very forward to our garage DL sessions without the gym custodian vacuuming around us every time like the fucking wanker that he is.

 >:(

Kinda funny 2 people have already noticed and made comment about him always vacuuming near me. (Peter & Collin).

So it's not just my imagination.

Congrats on the PR Lisa.

Flex, perhaps he has a bit of a man crush.  :S
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 10, 2015, 02:52:30 PM
No I think he likes to fuck with me because I use chalk.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on February 11, 2015, 10:54:58 AM
Solid PR.

And yes; looking very forward to our garage DL sessions without the gym custodian vacuuming around us every time like the fucking wanker that he is.

 >:(

Kinda funny 2 people have already noticed and made comment about him always vacuuming near me. (Peter & Collin).

So it's not just my imagination.

 Awwwww! and I thought I was the only one he harassed....I don't feel so special anymore  :'(

No I think he likes to fuck with me because I use chalk.


 That would make sense.

 Congratulations on the PR Lisa! Your going to catch me on DL's in no time  :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 11, 2015, 12:57:30 PM
No I think he likes to fuck with me because I use chalk.


(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/9f/9f2eeb0e221b0f8d1cf270ee7e6c6c18aab7716618984e61c7fcfae02e8ca55d.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on February 11, 2015, 02:43:33 PM
/\ /\ /\ /\

 He isn't kidding, I'm afraid.

 There is a chalk ban in effect at our gym..... >:(
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 12, 2015, 10:04:29 AM
/\ /\ /\ /\

 He isn't kidding, I'm afraid.

 There is a chalk ban in effect at our gym..... >:(

Can't say I've ever seen anyone using it in my gym. I'm sure it wouldn't go over well.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on February 12, 2015, 10:21:53 AM
/\ /\ /\ /\

 He isn't kidding, I'm afraid.

 There is a chalk ban in effect at our gym..... >:(

Can't say I've ever seen anyone using it in my gym. I'm sure it wouldn't go over well.

 World pusification at its finest I'm afraid! BUT they are going to start selling liquid chalk at the gym which will be ok to use, better than nothing I suppose. Though if this keeps up I might be paying a membership to Flex to go workout in his garage! There at least I know I can use chalk! (that and he has a kick ass barbell!)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 12, 2015, 10:35:02 AM
Good luck getting him to share said barbell.  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 12, 2015, 10:37:13 AM
I have liquid chalk.  It is OK to a point, if you are not too sweaty, but I hate the smell of it.

Also it makes a worse mess if you spill it on shit than regular chalk.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 12, 2015, 10:37:51 AM
Does it leave residue on the equipment?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 12, 2015, 10:38:32 AM
Good luck getting him to share said barbell.  ;)

I actually have 3 oly bars in my garage.   8)

And Ronn; that's not a bad idea to have a deadlift session at my place when the weather gets warmer.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 12, 2015, 10:40:15 AM
Good luck getting him to share said barbell.  ;)

I actually have 3 oly bars in my garage.   8)

And Ronn; that's not a bad idea to have a deadlift session at my place when the weather gets warmer.

Lucky man.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 12, 2015, 10:43:32 AM
Does it leave residue on the equipment?

If you let it dry completely not really.

But if you get any on the bench or whatever before it dries it's not easy to wipe off and leaves a stain.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 12, 2015, 10:46:17 AM
Does it leave residue on the equipment?

If you let it dry completely not really.

But if you get any on the bench or whatever before it dries it's not easy to wipe off and leaves a stain.

Pretty sure that wouldn't go over well in my gym. Not that I'm lifting heavy enough to need it.  :o
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on February 12, 2015, 11:14:13 AM
Good luck getting him to share said barbell.  ;)

I actually have 3 oly bars in my garage.   8)

And Ronn; that's not a bad idea to have a deadlift session at my place when the weather gets warmer.

 Sounds solid! I'm in

Good luck getting him to share said barbell.  ;)

I actually have 3 oly bars in my garage.   8)

And Ronn; that's not a bad idea to have a deadlift session at my place when the weather gets warmer.

Lucky man.  :thumbsup:

 I know, right?! So stoked!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on February 12, 2015, 11:27:24 AM
Does it leave residue on the equipment?

If you let it dry completely not really.

But if you get any on the bench or whatever before it dries it's not easy to wipe off and leaves a stain.

Pretty sure that wouldn't go over well in my gym. Not that I'm lifting heavy enough to need it.  :o

 LOL, I use chalk on almost all my lifts (of course all I do for the most part is compound lifts). Hell I practically use the shit on my toast!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 12, 2015, 11:40:09 AM
I use chalk on any lift where my hands come in contact with metal.

So yeah...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on February 12, 2015, 11:41:00 AM
I use chalk on any lift where my hands come in contact with metal.

So yeah...

Lifting the butter knife at breakfast lol
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on February 12, 2015, 12:41:59 PM
I use chalk on any lift where my hands come in contact with metal.

So yeah...

Lifting the butter knife at breakfast lol

 ESPECIALLY THAT!!!!  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 13, 2015, 08:19:03 AM
February 13, 2015

Yay!  It's finally Friday!  This has not been the best week at work, so I am glad it is over.  I am also glad that I got an opportunity to hit the gym again this morning.  I didn't feel like it - I actually felt rather ghastly this morning - but I knew I needed to go. 

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
55 x 10
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8

Cardio:
None today, but a solid 40-minute constitutional yesterday.

It's a long weekend up here, Family Day on Monday.  I'm making a beer baked rigatoni for dinner. 

Happy Weekending, All!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 13, 2015, 08:49:37 AM
Nice bump in weight on the cable rows.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on February 13, 2015, 09:24:09 AM
Nice bump in weight on the cable rows.  :)

 Agreed!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 15, 2015, 05:01:53 PM
February 15, 2015

A bench session.  I seemed to be doing well, but then hit a wall.  Couldn't replicate my PR from last week.   :'(  But I got some work done.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 8
65 x 8
85 x 3
95 x 3
105 x 3
110 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x fail
125 x fail
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
105 x 2
105 x 3
105 x 3
95 x 7


Holiday tomorrow, and we'll be relaxing tonight.  Beef tenderloin later.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 15, 2015, 05:09:31 PM
That was some pretty impressive benching, young lady!

:clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on February 15, 2015, 05:11:52 PM
Ah, man, well at least you didn't give up right away on the 125 attempts!  Great effort.

Lately I haven't been able to replicate or beat a PR the next week.  If I get a bench press PR, my next bench session will be a bit weaker, and I have to wait until the 2nd or 3rd week afterwards to get back in PR range.   
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on February 15, 2015, 06:27:10 PM
Good push on the bench Lisa! These things happen, Trust me I'm dealing with the same issue on DL's
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bodybuild on February 15, 2015, 06:29:12 PM
Very good volume, GJ!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 15, 2015, 06:52:45 PM
Progress isn't always linear.  You are doing great.  Within the next few weeks or month, you'll be smashing right past that weight.  Eventually, it'll be a warmup for you.  Keep it up.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 19, 2015, 07:50:15 AM
That was some pretty impressive benching, young lady!

:clap:

Thanks Coach!

Ah, man, well at least you didn't give up right away on the 125 attempts!  Great effort.

Lately I haven't been able to replicate or beat a PR the next week.  If I get a bench press PR, my next bench session will be a bit weaker, and I have to wait until the 2nd or 3rd week afterwards to get back in PR range.   

Thanks Tob.  I'll keep that in mind over the next couple of weeks.

Good push on the bench Lisa! These things happen, Trust me I'm dealing with the same issue on DL's

Well I'll commiserate with you then.  ;D  We'll keep each other patient.

Very good volume, GJ!

Thanks!  Those last sets are a devil.  Ugh!

Progress isn't always linear.  You are doing great.  Within the next few weeks or month, you'll be smashing right past that weight.  Eventually, it'll be a warmup for you.  Keep it up.

Thanks!  I will.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 19, 2015, 08:29:14 AM
February 19, 2015

Squats today.  I managed to squat 185 which is my PR from before I stopped training.  Now I need to get busy. 

Squats:
BW x 6
Bar x 6
95 x 6
115 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
165 x 3
175 x 3
185 x 1
185 x 1
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6

That was it.  Out of time.

Prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin for dinner tonight.

It's really cold out today.  I have so much work to do, but this weather makes me want to curl up with a good book and a cuppa.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4d/73/19/4d73197802c4823e105dbac2edec2d9f.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 19, 2015, 08:45:02 AM
Epic session this morning.

I like to watch the sheepish looks from guys that can't squat as much as you.  LOL.

That first single at 185 was the shit. 225 soon......:)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on February 19, 2015, 08:54:51 AM
Great job Lisa, you'll be powering pr's all over the place in the next week or so.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on February 19, 2015, 09:00:52 AM
Hot damn girl! That's awesome! I best stay on my toes! Your gonna catch up to me soon!!! :o
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on February 19, 2015, 09:48:53 AM
Awesome squat session!!! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 20, 2015, 02:22:10 PM
Thanks Fellers!  Sure am sore today.  lol...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 20, 2015, 02:26:42 PM
February 20, 2015

Back day today.  I could not lift today.  Rough one.  I did a couple of exercises, then went for a walk on the treadmill.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 20 minutes

Crazy cold out there.  Deeeeep freeze.

I'm making chicken tonight with a baked pasta to go with.

Glad it's the weekend.  Bench on Sunday.

Happy Weekending, All!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 20, 2015, 05:27:53 PM
140 reps with damn good weight. I wouldn't put that in the "can't lift today" category. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 22, 2015, 04:26:25 PM
140 reps with damn good weight. I wouldn't put that in the "can't lift today" category. :thumbsup:

When you put it that way, I feel much better!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 22, 2015, 04:32:31 PM
February 22, 2015

Bench day.  I failed on that 125 again - three times again.  Sigh.   I think the remaining sets were due to my anger towards myself.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 3
105 x 3
110 x 1
115 x 1
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x fail
125 x fail
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
95 x 6
95 x 8
95 x 6

Usual Sunday roast tonight. 

Happy Weekending, All!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on February 22, 2015, 04:36:01 PM
way to hang in there, that bench will be yours

(http://www.ghostwoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/soon9.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 22, 2015, 05:01:32 PM

Barbell Bench Press:


107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3

95 x 6
95 x 8
95 x 6


That was epic work right there ^^^
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on February 22, 2015, 05:04:58 PM
Have you thought of using 1.25lb plates to incrementally increase weight?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 22, 2015, 06:00:28 PM
Have you thought of using 1.25lb plates to incrementally increase weight?

Yes; how do you think she was pressing 107.5?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on February 22, 2015, 06:04:56 PM
Have you thought of using 1.25lb plates to incrementally increase weight?

Yes; how do you think she was pressing 107.5?

Brainfart moment
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on February 22, 2015, 06:44:33 PM
Have you thought of using 1.25lb plates to incrementally increase weight?

Yes; how do you think she was pressing 107.5?

lolz
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 23, 2015, 08:55:48 AM
way to hang in there, that bench will be yours

([url]http://www.ghostwoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/soon9.jpg[/url])


LOL! 


Barbell Bench Press:


107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3
107.5 x 3

95 x 6
95 x 8
95 x 6



That was epic work right there ^^^


Soooooo hard.  Triples at 110 next week.

Have you thought of using 1.25lb plates to incrementally increase weight?


Amazing how heavy those little magnets can feel.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 25, 2015, 07:28:04 AM
February 25, 2015

Deadlift day.  I did better than my last session.  A PR of 215 and some triples of 185 at the end.  I wanted to do 5 sets, but truly could not bring myself to do another.  I was beat.

135 x 6
155 x 5
165 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 2
195 x 1
205 x 1
215 x fail
215 x fail
215 x fail
215 x 1 <-- PR
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

My hands are killing me.  Ouch ouch ouch!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b0/30/4a/b0304ad83da1c32a5a14dd7379cb0fe7.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on February 25, 2015, 08:57:03 AM
Congrats on the PR. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 25, 2015, 09:24:01 AM
Nice work.

Congrats on the PR too.  Right on the heels of 2 PPS.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on February 25, 2015, 10:58:30 AM
Nice work on the PR Lisa!!! Killa! ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 26, 2015, 07:21:58 AM
Nice work.

Congrats on the PR too.  Right on the heels of 2 PPS.   8)

Congrats on the PR. :thumbsup:

Nice work on the PR Lisa!!! Killa! ;)

Thanks Friends!  It took a lot of attempts, but I'll take it.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 26, 2015, 07:47:01 AM
February 26, 2015

Mixed things up a bit and did bench press for a second time this week.  Not a stellar day, but I got some work done.  My elbow is bothering me (really hurt on the 125 attempts), so I went quite light for my last working sets.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 5
105 x 3
110 x 1
115 x 1
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x fail
95 x 6
95 x 6
95 x 6
95 x 6
95 x 6
95 x 6

Not sure what's on tap for tomorrow, but it's bound to be a better day. :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 26, 2015, 08:38:04 AM
I think that was still a solid session.

I was planning on doing squats tomorrow but I just realized that's only two days after our DL session so I'm thinking upper back tomorrow and squats Saturday.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 26, 2015, 08:42:21 AM
I think that was still a solid session.

I was planning on doing squats tomorrow but I just realized that's only two days after our DL session so I'm thinking upper back tomorrow and squats Saturday.

That sounds like a good plan.  I'll be interested to see what I can squat when I'm well-rested on a weekend.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 27, 2015, 07:32:30 AM
February 27, 2015

Some back work and some cardio today.  Nothin' special.

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
60 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 25 minutes

Really glad it's Friday.  We're still in the deep freeze here, but it's bright and sunny out giving hope of a Spring to come.

Skillet beer-braised beef and vegetable pot pie for dinner tonight.  It's made with Sam Adams beer.
(http://www.seasonsandsuppers.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/beef-pot-pie1050-1-600x400.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 28, 2015, 02:18:44 PM
February 28, 2015

Squat-day Saturday.  It was nice to do squats after a good rest.  We went to bed early last night.

Squats:
45 x 5
95 x 8
115 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 3
155 x 3
175 x 2
185 x 1
185 x 1
185 x 1
195 x fail <-- I did it, but the boss said it was shallow
195 x fail <-- deep enough, but needed the boss to help me up
155 x 3
155 x 3
155 x 3
155 x 3
155 x 3

I think it's bench tomorrow.

Happy Weekending All!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 28, 2015, 02:31:21 PM
I wouldn't call those 2 attempts at 195 fails.

Great work today.  Sorry if I'm pushing you hard on depth I just don't want you to get red-lighted in June.

 :o
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bodybuild on February 28, 2015, 02:32:15 PM
Nice work, Lisa. Very strong lifting + it's great that you and FLEX are so supportive of each other.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 28, 2015, 03:13:48 PM
VERY good work Lisa!  You're going to kill it at your meet!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 01, 2015, 04:14:28 PM
I wouldn't call those 2 attempts at 195 fails.

Great work today.  Sorry if I'm pushing you hard on depth I just don't want you to get red-lighted in June.

 :o

You have no need to be sorry - I'm grateful for the advice.  Not everybody gets to learn from the Master. :)

Nice work, Lisa. Very strong lifting + it's great that you and FLEX are so supportive of each other.

Thanks!  I have never trained until 5 years ago when Mr Flexy decided to start training again.  He's taught me everything.  I'm no superstar, but I wouldn't be anywhere near where I am now if not for him.  He's very patient with me. :)

VERY good work Lisa!  You're going to kill it at your meet!

Oh gosh, thanks Ron, I hope so.  Nervous about this meet.  3.5 months to get my lifts in good order!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 01, 2015, 04:18:35 PM
March 1, 2015

Holy cats, it's March!

Not a bad day on the bench.  Mad I missed the 130, and super mad I couldn't manage a triple at 115.  But my left elbow is hurting.  I don't know what I did to it this week, but it's angry.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 6
85 x 6
95 x 3
105 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 1
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6

I'm in the office tomorrow, so no training. 

I have a pot roast cooking away and it smells good.  Nice way to end the weekend.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 01, 2015, 04:33:11 PM
I remember when 100lbs was your max.

Now you're doing 6 sets of 6 at that weight!

AMAZING!!!!  :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on March 01, 2015, 07:03:09 PM
I think my favorite thing in a journal is when I see a fail with repeated attempts.

That tells me more about about a lifter than a thousand selfies or videos.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 01, 2015, 07:14:58 PM
I don't see many people...actually I don't see any...fail and try again and again and again.

Lisa is a rare breed.  I have much respect for her.  More than she will ever know.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on March 02, 2015, 11:51:50 AM
I think if I tried that many sets of bench my freaking arms would be on the ground beside the bench!!!

Nice work Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 10, 2015, 07:39:24 AM
March 10, 2015

Back at it after a week off.  Bench press.  I only went as heavy as 120 for a single.  Failed twice at 125.  But I got in 6 sets of 6 at 100 to finish the day.

Barbell Bench Press:

45 x 8
75 x 6
85 x 6
95 x 6
105 x 3
110 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 1
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6

I am so sleepy.  I could seriously go back to bed.

We are enjoying a March melt up here, with temps finally above zero.  I just might open some windows today and let a little fresh air into the house.

Open-faced hot roast beast sammiches tonight. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 10, 2015, 10:27:47 AM
Nice bench work, as usual.

In for sammiches....
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on March 10, 2015, 10:53:09 AM
You killed it on bench today! Seriously!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on March 10, 2015, 02:33:59 PM
That is alot of benching and good #'s Lisa!!  :rockon:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 11, 2015, 08:17:23 AM
Nice bench work, as usual.

In for sammiches....

Thanks.  Those sammiches were good.  We sure got our money's worth out of that roast!

You killed it on bench today! Seriously!

Thanks.  It was good to see you there!

That is alot of benching and good #'s Lisa!!  :rockon:

Thanks Dana!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 11, 2015, 08:22:02 AM
March 11, 2015

Deadlifts today.  I started out alright, but hit a wall.  :(

Deadlifts:
135 x 5
155 x 5
175 x 5
195 x 3
205 x 1
215 x fail
215 x fail <-- that one was close
215 x fail
185 x 2 <-- seriously, failed on the third rep  :'(
165 x 5
165 x 5
165 x 5

Sigh.

Crazy busy day ahead.  Trying to keep my wits about me.

Chicken Marsala tonight with fresh linguine. 


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 11, 2015, 08:30:31 AM
I think you did great.  You might have run out of steam but for good reason.

That triple at 195 was fantastic.


<3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on March 11, 2015, 01:40:54 PM
Of subject but can I get recipe for Chicken Marsala?? I have tried a few different recipes and they were okay but not WOW!! I love that stuff and I know you make some awesome food so if you wouldn't mind sharing with me :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 12, 2015, 08:10:33 AM
Dana, it was really good.  And even though the recipe is cooked in stages, it didn't take much time to prepare beginning to end.  And apart from the Marsala wine, you probably have everything you need in your pantry.

A word of advice though, I found the sauce thick.  Many people are okay with that because they serve it with risotto, but I put mine over pasta.  I did thin it with extra wine and extra chicken stock, so it was alright, but I think it could have been even more thinned out.

And, the butter at the end isn't necessary, but it does make it quite luxurious. 

But all in all, it's a keeper.  Great for a weeknight.  I'll definitely make this again.

INGREDIENTS
1 lb. chicken cutlets, pounded until " thick (about 8)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
⅓ cup plus 1 tbsp. flour
5 tbsp. olive oil
5 tbsp. unsalted butter
8 oz. white button mushrooms
2 tbsp. minced shallots
1 clove garlic, minced
⅓ cup dry Marsala wine
⅓ cup chicken stock
1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS
1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in ⅓ cup flour. Discard what flour you don't use. Heat 2 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. butter in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add chicken, and cook, turning once, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate, and set aside. Add 2 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. butter, and then add mushrooms; cook until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer to plate with chicken, and set aside.

2. Heat remaining oil in skillet, and then add shallots and garlic; cook, stirring, until soft, about 1 minute. Stir in 1 tbsp. flour; cook for 2 minutes. Add Marsala and stock; cook, stirring and scraping bottom of pan until slightly thick, about 2 minutes. Return chicken and mushrooms to skillet, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in remaining butter. Season with salt and pepper; garnish with parsley, if you like.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 12, 2015, 08:14:02 AM
March 12, 2015

Dreaded Shoulder Day.  I can't stand training shoulders.  Blech! 

Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
15 x 10
15 x 10
15 x 9
15 x 10
15 x 10
15 x 10
15 x 10
15 x 10

Front and Lateral Dumbbell Raise (Supersets):
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10

Cardio:
Treadmill, 20 minutes

All of it was just bloody hard today. 

Tomorrow's Friday - yay!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on March 12, 2015, 10:47:24 AM
Thank you so much Lisa. I will pick up what i don't have and make this tomorrow night. Can't wait! Will let you know how it turns out ;)


And I love me some shoulder days. That was yesterday for me:D:D:D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 17, 2015, 07:37:11 AM
March 17, 2015

No training this weekend, as we had a lot on the go.  So today was the first day back. It was tough.

Failed again at 130.  Grrr...  Then I tried 127.5 and failed again (twice).  Next time I'll do 127.5 before 130.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 6
85 x 6
95 x 6
105 x 3
110 x 3
115 x 2 (failed on 3)
120 x 1
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
127.5 x fail
127.5 x fail
105 x 6
105 x 5
105 x 5
105 x 4
105 x 4
95 x 7

St. Patrick's Day today, so I'll be making Beef and Guinness Pot Pies for dinner, and likely raising a jar or two later tonight. :)

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Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on March 17, 2015, 07:52:57 AM
Lisa, you're doing a ton of volume work at great weight. Great job.

That 127.5 will definitely be yours next time.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on March 17, 2015, 08:05:47 AM
^^^^agree with the other Eric, good weight and volume! And before most people are up. Nice job!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 17, 2015, 08:35:38 AM
She kicked ass again today.

I just bought her a set of IronWoody micro plates along with her own set of Rogue HG collars.

b00m!

Next stop:  PR city.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on March 17, 2015, 08:47:15 AM
She kicked ass again today.

I just bought her a set of IronWoody micro plates along with her own set of Rogue HG collars.

b00m!

Next stop:  PR city.   8)

Nice.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on March 17, 2015, 09:52:15 AM
She kicked ass again today.

I just bought her a set of IronWoody micro plates along with her own set of Rogue HG collars.

b00m!

Next stop:  PR city.   8)

 +1
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 21, 2015, 03:59:38 PM
March 21, 2015

After a slacker of a week, we went to the gym today for a nice bench session.  I love my new collars, but I didn't play with my new plates today.  I was greedy and jumped from 125 to 130 and, although I came close, I failed.  :(  I should have brought out the new plates and crept my way up from 125.  Next time.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 6
105 x 3
110 x 3
115 x 3
120 x 1
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
115 x 2
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 4
95 x 10

No cooking for me tonight, as Mr Flexy is treating us to churrasqueira - Portuguese chicken and rice and those yummy little potatoes.

Happy weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 21, 2015, 04:03:24 PM

Barbell Bench Press:

115 x 3

95 x 10


Amazeballs.    8)


Two rep PRs right there kids.  :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on March 21, 2015, 04:17:39 PM
Way to make up for a slacking week Lisa.  Nice bench session and congrats on the PR's!  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on March 21, 2015, 04:59:44 PM
Yay congrats on the PRs, perseverance does work
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 21, 2015, 06:13:34 PM
Wowza!  Weights are climbing Lisa!  So close to getting plates on the end of that bar!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 22, 2015, 04:29:39 PM

Barbell Bench Press:

115 x 3

95 x 10


Amazeballs.    8)


Two rep PRs right there kids.  :clap:

Hee hee.  Thanks Coach!

Way to make up for a slacking week Lisa.  Nice bench session and congrats on the PR's!  8)

Thanks Kimm!

 
Yay congrats on the PRs, perseverance does work

Thanks - I learned about perseverance from the Master.  ;)

Wowza!  Weights are climbing Lisa!  So close to getting plates on the end of that bar!

I'm going to press the big wheels or die trying!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 22, 2015, 04:35:50 PM
March 22, 2015

Deadlift day.  I have to tell you, I didn't want to go to the gym, I felt a little lousy and was sure I wouldn't be able to lift a thing.  Glad I went though.   :) 

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
175 x 6
195 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1 <-- PR!
225 x 1 <-- Holy cats! 2 plates finally!!
230 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

My bum and hammies hurt already.  Very hot shower shall be my reward.  That, and Mr Flexy is cooking me a steak tonight.  Oh boy!  That grill has been covered up for months and buried under snow. 

Enjoy your Sunday, Friends!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on March 23, 2015, 07:01:00 AM
Holy Sweet Mother!!!!

 Congratulations on the 215 AND the 225!!!!!!

*high five*
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on March 23, 2015, 09:45:11 AM
Congrats on the PR Lisa! Two plates baby!!! 8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on March 23, 2015, 12:19:55 PM
March 22, 2015

Deadlift day.  I have to tell you, I didn't want to go to the gym, I felt a little lousy and was sure I wouldn't be able to lift a thing.  Glad I went though.   :) 

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
175 x 6
195 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1 <-- PR!
225 x 1 <-- Holy cats! 2 plates finally!!
230 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

My bum and hammies hurt already.  Very hot shower shall be my reward.  That, and Mr Flexy is cooking me a steak tonight.  Oh boy!  That grill has been covered up for months and buried under snow. 

Enjoy your Sunday, Friends!

WOW!!! That's awesome Lisa. You are just killing it. Great job.   :rockon:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on March 23, 2015, 11:28:22 PM
Whoo congrats on two plates! It's the greatest feeling of all time to add a 45, makes the challenge of lifting totally worth it!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 24, 2015, 07:21:55 PM
Thanks ever so much, Friends!  I don't mind telling you that deadlift session had me on a high - even yesterday. 

I know I've been making good progress in the gym lately, but these PRs have been coming on weekends when I'm well-rested, or in shorter 1-1.5 hour gym sessions.  I am getting worried that when the competition comes, I'll do well on my first lift and then fizzle out the rest of the day.  I've done 2-hour lifting sessions, but that's the extent.  I know I won't be lifting all day long, but I worry those long breaks in between squat, bench and dead will take the wind out of my sails. 

I don't see myself in the gym until the weekend.  I have been commuting into the office yesterday and today, and will be again on Thursday and Friday.  I am working from home tomorrow, but am swamped trying to meet this March 31st deadline. 

All I can say is, I'll be one happy girl on April 1st and hope to spend more time in the gym after Easter.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on March 24, 2015, 07:39:53 PM
It's funny how some of our strongest days happen when we're just not feeling it.  Way to knock it right out of the park!  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 28, 2015, 05:07:15 PM
It's funny how some of our strongest days happen when we're just not feeling it.  Way to knock it right out of the park!  ;)

Thanks Kimm!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 28, 2015, 05:10:38 PM
March 28, 2015

Work kept me out of the gym all week.  April 1st my life should be my own again.  But in the meantime, I squeezed in a squat session today in between work and grocery shopping.  Really glad I did.

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 2
195 x 1 <-- yay!
205 x 1 <-- double yay!  The boss said it was good!
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3

That was all I could muster. 

I'm making chicken wings tonight:  one batch will be a teriyaki with a sriracha cream dipping sauce, and the other batch is buffalo.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on March 28, 2015, 06:10:04 PM
March 28, 2015

Work kept me out of the gym all week.  April 1st my life should be my own again.  But in the meantime, I squeezed in a squat session today in between work and grocery shopping.  Really glad I did.

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 2
195 x 1 <-- yay!
205 x 1 <-- double yay!  The boss said it was good!
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3

That was all I could muster. 

I'm making chicken wings tonight:  one batch will be a teriyaki with a sriracha cream dipping sauce, and the other batch is buffalo.

Happy Weekending!

AMAZING! Good for you on the Squatties!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 *drool* wings....I may need to order such things this evening.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on March 28, 2015, 06:13:57 PM
Solid workout + wings = win
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on March 29, 2015, 04:54:14 PM
In for bench PR, even before it's posted  8)

Congrats!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 29, 2015, 05:06:26 PM
In for bench PR, even before it's posted  8)

Congrats!

Oh shit.  Who let the cat out of the bag???

 :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 29, 2015, 05:07:35 PM
In for bench PR, even before it's posted  8)

Congrats!

Oh shit.  Who let the cat out of the bag???

 :D
Spoiler Alert may have helped a bit.  I'm thinking plates within 2 weeks for her.  She's really killing it lately on all three lifts.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 29, 2015, 05:17:04 PM
Thanks Everyone!

Had another really rough sleep last night.  I woke up at 3:30 am and couldn't fall asleep again till 5:30.  Tossed and turned and sweated about work.  I really should have just gotten up and worked and then went back to bed.  I dozed from 5:30 to 9:30. 

But we went for a bench session today.  After I did a single at 125, I used the wee plate that Flex just bought me.  127.5 - hurrah!  And then, 130 for a single.  Big hurrah!  Then I was worn out.

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 6
95 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 1
125 x 1
127.5 x 1
130 x 1 <-- :)
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2 <--  :(
105 x 6
95 x 8
95 x 8

Hope to be back in the gym on Thursday.

Happy Weekending!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 29, 2015, 05:27:35 PM
Hell yeah, Lisa!  Great work!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 29, 2015, 10:09:14 PM
Thanks Guys!

I really am trying hard.  I don't want to embarrass Mr Flexy in June.   :-[
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on March 30, 2015, 08:30:29 AM
Great Job!!!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Get-n-fit on March 30, 2015, 04:57:58 PM
Great lifts in here Lisa!  I've ever seen any women in my gym bench more than quarters. Very impressive!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 07, 2015, 07:30:41 AM
Great Job!!!!

Great lifts in here Lisa!  I've ever seen any women in my gym bench more than quarters. Very impressive!

Thanks Guys! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 07, 2015, 07:41:21 AM
April 7, 2015

A rough start back at the gym.  I managed to grind out 127.5 lbs on the bench, but didn't even attempt to replicate the 130.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 1
125 x 1
127.5 x 1
115 x 2
105 x 6
105 x 5
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 5
95 x 6

Hot turkey sammiches for dinner tonight.  Hoping that will knock me out for a good night's sleep. 

Is it Friday yet?

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2015, 08:11:04 AM
You can't set PRs every week.  Good work baby.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on April 07, 2015, 01:25:42 PM

Is it Friday yet?

we're getting there and hopefully soon:

Patio:30
                                                                 
              :beer:
                                                                                                                                                :beer:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          :beer:
                                                                                                 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on April 07, 2015, 05:07:02 PM
Good workout Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 14, 2015, 07:20:49 AM
April 14, 2015

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x 1
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8

That was all. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 14, 2015, 08:08:35 AM
Good work baby.  Congrats on the double at 120.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 16, 2015, 07:43:48 AM
Good work baby.  Congrats on the double at 120.   8)

Thanks.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 16, 2015, 07:48:25 AM
April 16, 2015

Squats today.  Unfortunately, I had a very sore upper back this morning.  Crazy sore.  I could not find a comfortable position for the bar.  Really struggled.  So I never went above 175.  Did 7 triples though.  The Squat Boss says that will help build my strength. 

Squats:
95 x 6
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
175 x 3
175 x 3
175 x 3
175 x 3
175 x 3
175 x 3
175 x 3

Oh well.

Pork tenderloin in an herb gravy with rosemary potatoes tonight. 

Tomorrow's Friday.  This has been a super fast week!  Goodness!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 16, 2015, 08:21:40 AM
b00m!

Nice work.  :thumbs_up:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 19, 2015, 02:11:13 PM
April 19, 2015

Sunday bench session.  Failed at 132.5 but got 130 again.  Sigh.  I was down in the dumps about that, so Mr Flexy let me try out his slingshot.  Holy cats that thing is fun! 

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 6
105 x 5
115 x 2
125 x 1
130 x 1
132.5 x fail

With the Slingshot
132.5 x 2
135 x 5
150 x 1
155 x 1

No more shenanigans, back to work without Slingshot
115 x 1
115 x 2
100 x 6
100 x 6

T-bones for dinner tonight. 

Happy Sunday!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 19, 2015, 02:13:35 PM
That was a fun session.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 19, 2015, 04:45:36 PM
Gret work Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 21, 2015, 07:31:15 AM
Thanks fellers!  Feels like that 135 is coming slow as molasses in January though.  I am getting impatient!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 21, 2015, 07:42:01 AM
April 21, 2015

Bad sleep last night.  Only got about 5.5 hours, I think.  I considered staying home, but if I slept till 7 am, I'd only have trouble falling asleep again tonight.  So I got up and went in for some deadlifts.  Really hard.

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
155 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
215 x 1
225 x fail (not just once, but about 4 times I tried and failed)
175 x 6
175 x 6
175 x 5
175 x 4

I was losing my left-hand grip on those last two sets.  Just couldn't hold the bar and hooking was shaky. The skin on my hands is very sore still, and oddly, are quite swollen.  Is that normal?

We spent Saturday afternoon in the city, and hit up the St. Lawrence Market.  I got some gorgeous beef short ribs that I am going to braise in red wine in the big purple pot today. 

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 21, 2015, 08:11:41 AM
I am pretty sure you got 2 reps with 215...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on April 21, 2015, 10:03:08 AM
Good work. You'd expect your hands to be unhappy after picking up heavy weight ~46 times haha
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 21, 2015, 11:41:23 AM
You're doing great, Lisa.  Not all days are PR worthy.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on April 21, 2015, 07:58:01 PM
 Lisa,

 You did a helluva job on those deads. It's normal on the hands to be like that. When I did my rack pulls last week I tore a chunk of skin off the palm of my hand. I have since super glued everything to stop the cracking and bleeding....but that's besides the point.

 Hands being sore like that is fairly normal when doing heavy deads. (in my personal experience at least).

 the volume you did today was amazing, your volume sets are more than what some of the guys at the gym use as a max rep. Your doing great!

 ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 24, 2015, 07:47:54 AM
I am pretty sure you got 2 reps with 215...

I think you're right - that's when I said "why did I do that?"  and you said "because you can"!

Good work. You'd expect your hands to be unhappy after picking up heavy weight ~46 times haha

Thanks!  Yeah, "unhappy" is a good word for it.  Ouch!

You're doing great, Lisa.  Not all days are PR worthy.

Thanks Ron!

Lisa,

 You did a helluva job on those deads. It's normal on the hands to be like that. When I did my rack pulls last week I tore a chunk of skin off the palm of my hand. I have since super glued everything to stop the cracking and bleeding....but that's besides the point.

 

Oh. Em. Gee!  Glue.  You guys!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 24, 2015, 07:53:40 AM
April 24, 2015

Back day. 

Lat Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Seated Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

HOIST Mid Row Machine:
65 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Okay, this Hoist thing is a hoot.  The seat goes up as you pull the handles in towards you.  It's like a carnival ride.  Great fun!  But geez, it was hardest on my grip and forearms, not my back.

Tons of work to do today, then it's a peaceful Friday night with Mr Flexy.  Beef goulash for dinner.

Happy Friday!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2015, 09:23:23 AM
Okay, this Hoist thing is a hoot.  The seat goes up as you pull the handles in towards you.  It's like a carnival ride.  Great fun!

LMAO

But geez, it was hardest on my grip and forearms, not my back.

That is because:

a) it has fat handles, which are harder to hold

and

b) the handles are articulating, which requires more wrist/forearm strength to keep them in place.

I usually rotate them slightly during the movement so at the beginning of the movement they are parallel to the floor and at the end of the movement they are perpendicular to the floor.

Try that next time.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 25, 2015, 03:28:10 PM
^^ Gotcha.  I'll do that next time.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 25, 2015, 03:33:23 PM
April 25, 2015

Squat party with Mr Flexy and Merkley and Mrs Merkley.  I pulled out the knee sleeves for the first time in a long long time.  As agonizing as they are to get on and off, they paid off.  Lisa finally squatted 2 plates.  If I could only get that 135 bench, I'd feel like I was lifting with the grown-ups.

Squats:
BW x 8
Bar x 8
95 x 8
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 3
185 x 2

With sleeves:
185 x 1
185 x 3
205 x 1
225 x fail (couldn't get up)
225 x 1 - Yay!!
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Grocery shopping afterwards, now I'm going to make us some sammiches. 

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 25, 2015, 03:44:20 PM
Squat party?  I want to party!

Great work LISA!  2 PLATES!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 25, 2015, 03:58:06 PM
Miss Lisa 225 lb Squat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iZRAMl3ydo#)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 25, 2015, 04:54:00 PM
Miss Lisa 225 lb Squat ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iZRAMl3ydo#[/url])


 :thumbsup: :woot:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on April 25, 2015, 04:56:30 PM
That was awesome!

Side note: My arm made a cameo appearance!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on April 25, 2015, 05:37:03 PM
That was awesome!

Side note: My arm made a cameo appearance!

I saw the tattoos and knew it was you lol
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on April 25, 2015, 08:21:54 PM
Miss Lisa 225 lb Squat ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iZRAMl3ydo#[/url])


Nice!

 :thumbsup:

Spotter looks like a guy that once spotted me for a squat PR  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 26, 2015, 11:24:30 AM
Thanks All!  It was a day I won't soon forget.  I was knackered all evening.  I hurt from my knees to my neck today.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 26, 2015, 03:25:52 PM
April 26, 2015

Bench party today with Mr Flexy and Merkley.  I finally lifted 135.  But, it was a looooong crazy lift.  One arm up, then the other arm, then one arm falls down a bit, back up again.  Crazy.  I have to say, I laughed like hell when it was done.  Flex says there's no way it would be green-lighted at a comp, but I think psychologically this was most beneficial.  I tried a second time, but failed.  I was just beat.  Followed that up with some triples at 115, then had a little fun with the slingshot.

Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 3
115 x 2
125 x 1
130 x 1
135 x 1 (kinda)
135 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3

With Slingshot:
135 x 5
135 x 5
135 x 4

Then I was beat.

We went out for a burger with Mr and Mrs Merkley, then a couple of errands and now I'm thinking a hot shower is in order.  Sore as heck from yesterday. 

Happy Sunday!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on April 26, 2015, 03:39:49 PM
you're doing some seriously impressive work!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on April 26, 2015, 06:26:04 PM
Great job, Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 26, 2015, 06:31:20 PM
Congrats on the 135 baby.

I'm super proud of you!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: itsagoodday on April 27, 2015, 09:30:23 AM
Look at you with all the PR's this week, way to go girl!  I rarely get a PR without some sort of asterisk and some fine print attached that first time (not quite deep enough, bar dipped, uneven lockout, butt came off bench, whatever).  Now you know 135 really is there, and it's just a matter of smoothing out the rough edges.  That's the easy part!  Getting there for the first time is the hard part.  So much of this is a mental game, especially with the big plates.  Now you know "I CAN DO THIS".

 8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 03, 2015, 02:03:38 PM
Thanks everyone.  I sure do have some rough edges to smooth out.  I didn't make the 135 today, but I'm not giving up.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 03, 2015, 02:12:42 PM
May 2, 2015

Deadlift session in the garage.  Not great.  Not at all great, but I got some work done.

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 1 (kind of - there was a bit of a stagger)
225 x fail
175 x 6
175 x 6
175 x 6
175 x 4


May 3, 2015

Bench session today.  I did not reach 135.  Mr Flexy called commands for me for a couple of sets.  I totally choked on the first shot, made the second.  I am getting really really nervous about this June meet.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 3
115 x 3
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x 1
135 x fail
135 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 1
115 x fail - with commands
115 x 1 - with commands
115 x 3
115 x 2
100 x 8

Beef tenderloin steaks for dinner tonight. 

In for a hellish week at work.  Not looking forward to it at all.  Mr Flexy surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to brighten up my home office.  What a guy.   :-*

Happy Sunday!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on May 03, 2015, 04:59:02 PM

Bench Press:

135 x fail
135 x fail


 :(

Beef tenderloin sounds good though
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on May 03, 2015, 05:24:31 PM
You will get it next time girl! So sweet of Flex! Good fella ya got there.

Enjoy your evening you two!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 03, 2015, 09:00:28 PM
You are going to press 135 at this comp no problem.

I promise you.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 06, 2015, 09:12:27 AM
:(

Beef tenderloin sounds good though

Awesome.  Flex grilled them, and when they came off the grill, they each got a little dab of herb butter that I'd made (to sautee our mushrooms).  Excellence.

You will get it next time girl! So sweet of Flex! Good fella ya got there.

Enjoy your evening you two!

He's mighty good to me.  :)

You are going to press 135 at this comp no problem.

I promise you.

Thank you.  :-*
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 06, 2015, 09:17:47 AM
May 5, 2015

Went to the gym for a back session.  It felt good - I really stretched out my upper and lower back.  Been carrying around a bit of stress.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10

Cardio:
Recumbent bike, 15 minutes.

I had a really, really, really lousy day at work yesterday.  We had some leftover roast sirloin, so I made a loaf of bread, then a cheese sauce with Boddington's Ale and aged cheddar and we had open-faced sammiches for dinner.  It was a nice night.

Happy Hump Day!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on May 06, 2015, 09:56:26 AM
I am getting really really nervous about this June meet.

I'll tell you some advices I was given for my shows;
"You do not have the luxury of having a negative thought."

and General George S. Patton personally came down in a dream and repeated his epic words to me;
"do not pay counsel to your fears."

Just work.
1+1 will eventually add up to 2.

Cheering for ya Lisa, I know you CAN!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on May 06, 2015, 10:18:47 AM
You'll nail that 135 in June, I just know it!

Great back session you got in. Nothing like stretching out the old back muscles to relieve a bit of stress tension.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 13, 2015, 01:17:00 PM
I am getting really really nervous about this June meet.

I'll tell you some advices I was given for my shows;
"You do not have the luxury of having a negative thought."

and General George S. Patton personally came down in a dream and repeated his epic words to me;
"do not pay counsel to your fears."

Just work.
1+1 will eventually add up to 2.

Cheering for ya Lisa, I know you CAN!

Thanks Brian!  I like those quotes and I'll keep them both in mind.  :)

You'll nail that 135 in June, I just know it!

Great back session you got in. Nothing like stretching out the old back muscles to relieve a bit of stress tension.

Thanks!  It really does relieve tension and stress.  Didn't feel so pleasant at first, but after a few good stretches, it felt great!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 13, 2015, 01:20:55 PM
May 13, 2015

Work has kept me out of the gym, but I got back today and am glad of it.  Not a very good squat session, by any stretch of the imagination, but I was up and out and moving.

Mr Flexy bought me some really swanky lifting shoes.  I tried them today.  I am a klutz, for sure.  They will take some getting used to.  I'll put them on earlier into my next session and see how it goes.

Squats:
95 x 6
115 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
155 x 3
175 x 2
195 x 1
205 x fail
205 x 1
215 x fail
175 x 3
175 x 3
175 x 3

Roast beast tonight.  Bench tomorrow.

Happy Hump Day!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on May 13, 2015, 01:36:15 PM
The Powerlifting shoes I have felt clunky at first but now I really like them, only for squats though.

I honestly don't think I have ever cooked roast beef at home, but it sounds divine.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 15, 2015, 11:31:00 AM
I really hope I get used to them.  It was awfy kind of Mr Flexy to buy them for me.  I will put them on earlier in my session next time and get used to them at lower weight. I just felt precarious. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 15, 2015, 11:38:53 AM
May 15, 2015

I finally have a day off from work!  Yay!

Bench session this morning.  I was very tired.  I woke up at 3 am and didn't fall asleep till almost 4:30 and then woke up again.  I was a grumpy sleepy face.  Not a good session, but I am glad we went.  Shared some laughs with Flexy and Merkley.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
75 x 8
96 x 6
105 x 5
115 x 2
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x fail  :eek:
125 x fail  :eek:  :eek:
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 5

I took the day off to do some Spring cleaning.  It sounds odd, but if my surroundings are clean and clear, so is my mind.  I'm just better able to relax.  It's not like we live in filth, I just haven't had a chance to really do the deep down cleaning and organizing. 

It's Victoria Day weekend up here.  We celebrate the Queen's birthday.   :)  It's the kickoff to summer weekend.  Most Torontonians are headed to Muskoka and those of us left here will be planting flowers, barbequing, watching fireworks, and hopefully hitting Farmers Markets for some early season produce.  Monday is the statutory holiday, and Flex and I have taken Tuesday off too.  I'm sure it will be over in a flash.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 22, 2015, 03:44:33 PM
May 22, 2015

A slightly better bench day.

Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 6
105 x 5
115 x 2
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x 1
135 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
100 x 6
100 x 8
100 x 7

After I failed at 135, I got a bit sucky and started to unload the bar.  Flex said "Are you going to do some triples now at 115?"  And I said (with a pouty face on) "No.  I always try that but can barely ever manage, so forget it.", and then I proceeded to load what I thought was 105.  I got three reps but they were hard.  Flex started to laugh because he noticed that I had actually loaded 115 and not 105.  Silly me. 

Lemon Rosemary Chicken tonight with a Pan Heggarty. 

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 22, 2015, 04:29:07 PM
Nice benching.

Blows me away how far you've come.

And those two wankers benching in between you and us should be embarrassed of themselves!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on May 22, 2015, 04:39:55 PM
Nice benching.

Blows me away how far you've come.

And those two wankers benching in between you and us should be embarrassed of themselves!

+1 You did great today!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on May 22, 2015, 09:58:04 PM
May 22, 2015

A slightly better bench day.

Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 6
105 x 5
115 x 2
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x 1
135 x fail


You might try not dabbling with all those increments. I would actually recommend skipping everything between the 95 and the 135 if your elbows and shoulders are warmed up. Krikey what is it 3 weeks out? Remember it's only 9 lifts for a single rep. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 27, 2015, 08:13:16 AM
May 27, 2015

Squats today. 

45 x 6
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 4
185 x 3
205 x fail
205 x 1
215 x fail
215 x fail (I got up but too shallow)
215 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Roast chicken and smashed red potatoes for dinner tonight.

Happy Hump Day!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 27, 2015, 08:50:33 AM
Epic squatting today.

I dunno if was the knee sleeves, the weight on the bar, or the facial expressions, but you really looked like a powerlifter today.

Happy Hump Day!

Oh Hai!    ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 28, 2015, 08:28:08 AM
Epic squatting today.

I dunno if was the knee sleeves, the weight on the bar, or the facial expressions, but you really looked like a powerlifter today.

Happy Hump Day!

Oh Hai!    ;)

Hee hee...

I think it was because I had shorts on with the knee sleeves. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 28, 2015, 08:30:49 AM
May 28, 2015

Bench session today. 

Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 2
125 x fail
125 x 1
130 x 1
133 x 1
135 x fail
135 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2

Pork tenderloin tonight with scalloped potatoes.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 28, 2015, 09:18:55 AM
Way to stick with it on a rough day.  :thumbs_up:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on May 29, 2015, 08:29:35 AM
Came in here to check up - you are killing it in the gym Lisa.

Great job.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on May 29, 2015, 09:48:44 AM
Sooooooo close to that 135!!!!  ;) I would die if I benched that much. Props Lisa! Bad assery!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 29, 2015, 10:14:50 AM
She did bench 135 a couple weeks ago already.  :)

I think there was a vid posted?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on May 29, 2015, 10:29:12 AM
She did bench 135 a couple weeks ago already.  :)

I think there was a vid posted?

Dammit!!! I will travel back to see ;)


I missed that entire page where she hit it! Also missed the squat video @ 225 which I just watched! 8) 8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 03, 2015, 07:57:07 AM
She did bench 135 a couple weeks ago already.  :)

I think there was a vid posted?

Dammit!!! I will travel back to see ;)


I missed that entire page where she hit it! Also missed the squat video @ 225 which I just watched! 8) 8)

Thanks Dana!  My vids are ugly so I don't post them.  Jim takes them and saves them, but I don't post them.  I think they look yucky.   :(
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 03, 2015, 08:04:29 AM
June 3, 2015

Deadlifts today.  I tried and tried and tried and tried (yes, 4 times) but didn't get 225.  I got 215 and it wasn't that bad.  But no 225 today.

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 3
185 x 1 (just once because I wanted to try with commands - it was fine)
185 x 3
205 x 2
215 x fail
215 x 1
225 x fail x 4 (got it off the ground quickly and easily, but each time the bar hit my knees I choked)
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

My hands hurt.  Skin is sore and swollen, and the backs of my hands below my knuckles hurt.  Weird.

I am making a southwest salad with an avocado dressing tonight and serving chili lime chicken over top.

Bench press tomorrow.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on June 03, 2015, 08:18:11 AM
June 3, 2015

Deadlifts today.  I tried and tried and tried and tried (yes, 4 times) but didn't get 225.  I got 215 and it wasn't that bad.  But no 225 today.

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 3
185 x 1 (just once because I wanted to try with commands - it was fine)
185 x 3
205 x 2
215 x fail
215 x 1
225 x fail x 4 (got it off the ground quickly and easily, but each time the bar hit my knees I choked)
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

My hands hurt.  Skin is sore and swollen, and the backs of my hands below my knuckles hurt.  Weird.

I am making a southwest salad with an avocado dressing tonight and serving chili lime chicken over top.

Bench press tomorrow.

Way to keep trying!
The hands....those are good feels  :rockon:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 03, 2015, 08:46:10 AM
Your hands hurt because the bars in our gym suck.

Great tenacity on pulling for that 225 again and again and again and again.

<3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 04, 2015, 07:40:23 AM

Way to keep trying!
The hands....those are good feels  :rockon:
[/quote]

Thanks!  Not good feels when you put them in hot dishwater!  lol..

Your hands hurt because the bars in our gym suck.

Great tenacity on pulling for that 225 again and again and again and again.

<3

Tenacity or stupidity?  I'm not sure today.  I hurt everywhere.  But thanks.  :-*
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 04, 2015, 07:47:36 AM
June 4, 2015

Bench Press today.  No particular reason why, but I was tired and weak. 

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 6
95 x 5
105 x 5
115 x 1
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 1
125 x fail
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 4
105 x 3
95 x 6

Sigh.  Really looking forward to the day I can workout without reducing myself to tears.

Sage-roasted pork sausages on mash with the ultimate onion gravy.  Or put more simply, bangers and mash. 

Last night's chicken and salad was awesome.  I will definitely make that again.  I put the chili lime rub recipe in the recipe thread.  So good.

Not working out tomorrow or Saturday.  Will do squats on Sunday and maybe another bench session on Tuesday.  Then that's it till the competition. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 04, 2015, 08:09:12 AM
We all have bad days baby.

Good job for hanging in there and repping some shit out.

Not many woman can bench like you, so be proud.

Also; in for bangers and mash.  :hungry:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on June 04, 2015, 10:25:23 AM
oooo, sore hands in hot dishwater does not sound pleasant. Bucket of ice water on the other hand.....

Way to hang strong even though tired! That will pay dividends.  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 07, 2015, 04:46:40 PM
June 7, 2015

Last squat session before the Maple Leaf meet.  I got 215, and then completely chickened out of 225.  I had it on my back, stepped back and panicked. 

Squats:
45 x 6
95 x 6
135 x 5
155 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x fail
205 x 1
215 x 1
225 x chickened out
185 x 3

Then I just watched Mr Flexy.  :)

Steaks tonight.  T-bones.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on June 07, 2015, 06:26:30 PM
I can't wait to see how you do!! So excited for you.

Steaks here tonight as well. Enjoy your evening!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 08, 2015, 01:05:10 PM
I can't wait to see how you do!! So excited for you.

Steaks here tonight as well. Enjoy your evening!!

Many thanks, Dana - I am truly nervous.  If I come out of this without failing, fainting or vomiting, I'll be happy!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 21, 2015, 11:17:07 AM
June 20, 2015

Went to the gym for the first time since the meet.  We did a 1-hour bench session.  My chest and shoulders are sore today.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 6
95 x 6
105 x 4
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 1
130 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 3
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 5
100 x 5
100 x 5

That was all.  Did some Saturday errands and chores afterwards, then enjoyed some beers with Mr Flexy.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on June 21, 2015, 12:28:08 PM
Good work for 1st day back at it.  I predict some DOMS in your future 8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 21, 2015, 02:57:43 PM
Thanks Ron!  Yeah, sore shoulders particularly today.  But, 7 weeks till Rochester, so no more slacking for me!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 21, 2015, 03:01:39 PM
June 21, 2015

Squat session today.  I wasn't particularly strong, but Mr Flexy says my depth is much better.  So I'm happy about that.

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 2
205 x 1
215 x fail
215 x fail
175 x 3
175 x 3
175 x 3

After the gym we headed off to my Dad's for a Father's Day visit, but they weren't home.   :-\  I didn't think to call, because they are always home.  So I left some treats for him on their porch and left a voicemail message. 

Time to go get pretty for Mr Flexy and relax.

Happy Father's Day!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 27, 2015, 06:20:33 PM
June 27, 2015

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 3
110 x 3
115 x 2
115 x 2
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x 1
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
100 x 6
100 x 5

That's it.   Deadlifts tomorrow.


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on June 27, 2015, 08:08:44 PM
Ohhhhh snap!

 Some good benchin!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on June 28, 2015, 11:34:11 AM
2 sets with 130 tells me a lot of your character.
You didn't give up and I love it!

How's lifting after the meet?
How did your friends and family react when you told them?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 28, 2015, 11:48:58 AM
Ohhhhh snap!

 Some good benchin!

Thanks R!

2 sets with 130 tells me a lot of your character.
You didn't give up and I love it!

How's lifting after the meet?
How did your friends and family react when you told them?


Lifting after the meet is fine.  It's still heavy.  Crazy, I know, but I somehow expected it would feel lighter.  lol..

I haven't mentioned it to my family.  They don't really understand lifting - can't quite figure out the purpose.  Friends and co-workers thought it was pretty awesome.  We've had a lot of laughs actually, because I work in legal and compliance so we've been joking about me being the tough guy.  One of my colleagues keeps saying "Don't mess with her!" and I tell her that I don't fight or kick ass - but I can move your furniture.   ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Fiend_73 on June 28, 2015, 11:57:47 AM
^^^
lmao!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on June 28, 2015, 12:11:55 PM
Good benchin', Lisa.  If it felt heavy after the meet, you did something right.  You peaked for the meet.  Now is the time to build back up and surpass previous PRs so you can peak again in August.  You're doing great!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 28, 2015, 04:52:31 PM
Good benchin', Lisa.  If it felt heavy after the meet, you did something right.  You peaked for the meet.  Now is the time to build back up and surpass previous PRs so you can peak again in August.  You're doing great!

Thanks!  That's exactly my plan.  I know I will still be nervous, but I think having the first meet out of the way paves the way for better lifts in August. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 28, 2015, 04:58:23 PM
June 28, 2015

Deadlift day.  Cold rainy and gloomy here, so why not go the gym?  When we arrived, all 6 racks were taken and I thought the afternoon would be a bust.  But patient Mr Flexy said let's wait and sure enough one opened up.

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 2
225 x 2
235 x 2 (well, 1 actually.  Bit of a hitch on the second one. But still a PR!)
245 x fail (tried 3 times, failed three times)
225 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 6 ---> big finish  :)

Ripped some callouses off on that 235 set. 

There's a Sunday roast in the oven and the house smells good.  I'm going to hit the shower, then the couch. 

Happy Weekending, All!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 07, 2015, 07:22:47 AM
July 7, 2015

Hmm... it appears I haven't been in the gym for some time.  That's probably why squats felt so darned heavy this morning.  Plus, it was hot and stuffy in the gym.  The atmosphere where one feels as though one can't get enough oxygen. 

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 1
215 x fail
215 x fail
175 x 5
175 x 5
175 x 5

Bench tomorrow.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on July 07, 2015, 08:19:28 AM
Those last 3 sets were pure money.

Have you ever done a set of 5 at that weight?  I don't think so....
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on July 07, 2015, 08:25:56 AM
Those last 3 sets were pure money.

Have you ever done a set of 5 at that weight?  I don't think so....

its even more impressive that she put in that work after failing a couple of times, excellent work ethic right there
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 11, 2015, 02:01:40 PM
Oops!  I got a little behind in my journaling...

July 8, 2015

Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 6
105 x 5
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
115 x fail
105 x 5
105 x 5
105 x 5
105 x 5
105 x 5
105 x 5

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 11, 2015, 02:04:50 PM
July 11, 2015

Gorgeous summer day here, but not terribly oppressively hot, so we deadlifted in the garage.  I started out with great gusto, but quickly lost wind.  :(

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
175 x 5
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 2
235 x fail (3 times failed)
205 x 3
205 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

^whole lot of fails today.  Oh well.  Better to do something than do nothing.  Bench tomorrow.

Happy weekending!




Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 13, 2015, 09:45:24 PM
July 12, 2015

Sunday bench session.  Not great, but I did as much work as I could.  I swear, I thought my arms were going to fall off on that last set!

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 6
95 x 8
105 x 5
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 6
95 x 9

^agony!  Flex said, "Give me 10 at 95 and I'll be impressed".  I was so mad that I missed that 10th rep.  But I was done.  Just done.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on July 13, 2015, 09:48:04 PM
18 reps over 3 sets @ 105 was fucking awesome.

Seriously bummed you didn't get the 10 @ 95; that's the second time you've got 9.

YOU OWE ME WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on July 14, 2015, 07:08:14 AM
That looks like a great session to me, not sure why you don't think so.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 15, 2015, 07:33:25 AM
Thanks Fellas!   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 15, 2015, 07:36:44 AM
July 15, 2015

Squat session today.  Not bad.  The 215 was pretty solid.  Don't know what happened in my head that I failed the 225.  No excuse.

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
175 x 4
185 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1
225 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Crazy busy at work, and life is getting very busy too.  Really in need of a vacation, and counting the days. 

Happy Hump Day!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on July 15, 2015, 08:11:41 AM
Really good work this morning baby.

You made Mr Flexy very proud.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 18, 2015, 03:40:57 PM
July 18, 2015

Bench session today.  It's hot and humid out, but thankfully, the gym wasn't bad.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 5
115 x 5
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
120 x 2
120 x 1
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
105 x 6
105 x 6
95 x 10

I am pooped.  I am not making great gains.  A nice smooth 135 still eludes me.  But I try to add reps where I can. 

Chicken wings and Greek salad tonight.

Happy weekending, All!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on July 18, 2015, 07:24:33 PM
Doing great Lisa.  Save the 135 for the platform.  Peak girl!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 20, 2015, 09:59:00 AM
Doing great Lisa.  Save the 135 for the platform.  Peak girl!

Thanks Ron!  As we get closer, the butterflies in my tummy are awakening.   :o
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 21, 2015, 07:35:15 AM
July 21, 2015

Deadlift day.  I got almost 7 hours' sleep last night, but I was a sleepy head this morning.  I dozed off on the 10-minute drive to the gym.  I must have yawned 6 times just setting up for my first set. 

Not the strongest I've ever been, but I did my best.

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 4 (lost my grip - time to chalk up)
185 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1
215 x 1
225 x 1
225 x 1
225 x fail
225 x fail
185 x 5
185 x 5
185 x 3 (oops - I hit the post of the rack with the bar)
185 x 5
185 x 3 (pooped)

Either steak salad or steak sammiches tonight.  Bench tomorrow.

A reminder to myself:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a8/d1/58/a8d158d7f4212ea25aab73d541391f10.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on July 21, 2015, 07:41:09 AM
Solid DL session. Still hitting it hard.  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on July 21, 2015, 08:17:46 AM
That was fun to watch this morning.

I remember when 185 for a single was a good day for you.  Now look at you rocking out multiple sets of 5.

More and more I see heads turning when you lift.

One dude was on the calf machine today watching one of your sets of 5 with 185 with eyes wide.

Part of me wanted to smack him, but also I was proud of you.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 22, 2015, 07:32:59 AM
Solid DL session. Still hitting it hard.  8)

Thanks!  Still trying.  ;)  :)

That was fun to watch this morning.

I remember when 185 for a single was a good day for you.  Now look at you rocking out multiple sets of 5.

More and more I see heads turning when you lift.

One dude was on the calf machine today watching one of your sets of 5 with 185 with eyes wide.

Part of me wanted to smack him, but also I was proud of you.   8)

LOL.. you're too funny.  I didn't notice.  But yes, I remember the day I hit 185.  I guess I need to remember that more often.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 22, 2015, 07:36:05 AM
July 22, 2015

Bench session today.  Bit rough, but the 130 was good.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 5
115 x 3
120 x 3
125 x 1
130 x 1
135 x fail
135 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x fail
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 6

Roast chicken and potatoes for dinner tonight.

The humidity has cleared, and it's really quite nice out.

Happy Hump Day/Pump Day!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on July 22, 2015, 08:19:10 AM
Don't worry about that 135.  You'll get it on Saturday, August 8th.   8)

I have a feeling......  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 25, 2015, 03:09:41 PM
July 25, 2015

Best squat session in a long, long time. 

Squats:
95 x 5
95 x 6
135 x 8
155 x 5
185 x 3
205 x fail
205 x 1
215 x 1
225 x 1
235 x 1 (almost - it was shallow)
235 x 1 <--PR!
240 x 1 <--PR!
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3

Great day for us both.  Very happy.

Hitting the shower now then off to visit my mother in hospital. 

Happy weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on July 25, 2015, 03:23:05 PM
Woohoo! Strong PR's Lisa!! Grats ya badass!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: itsagoodday on July 25, 2015, 03:28:42 PM
235 x 1 <--PR!
240 x 1 <--PR!

WHOA!!!  Huge squat numbers, way to go!   :o   8)

Hope your mom is OK!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 26, 2015, 02:14:31 PM
Thanks Ladies!  It's been a good weekend.  Feeling a smidge more confident.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 26, 2015, 02:17:21 PM
July 26, 2015

Bench session today.  It was brief, but it was good.  I finally lifted 135 smoothly for a good lift.  I jumped up for joy, I tell you.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 3
115 x 3
125 x 1
130 x 1
135 x 1 <---OMGomgOMGomgOMG!
135 x fail
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
105 x 6

Steaks for dinner tonight. :)

Happy Weekending, All!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on July 26, 2015, 02:40:25 PM
Great work Lisa! I heard you got your 135 too!  Awesome stuff
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on August 01, 2015, 03:34:42 PM
Great work Lisa! I heard you got your 135 too!  Awesome stuff

Thanks Ron!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on August 01, 2015, 03:38:06 PM
August 1, 2015

Quick garage deadlift session.  I pooped out early.  I think my mind is distracted.

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 3
175 x 3
195 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1
225 x 1
235 x fail x 3


One week to go.  Not feeling great about this.  Last weekend was awesome, but no training all this week until today.  I had hoped to get another bench session and a squat session in before the meet.  I don't see that happening, because family obligations have taken over.

Hoping for the best.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on August 01, 2015, 07:39:22 PM
You pulled 235 x 2 last session in the gym.

245 is yours for the taking on Saturday.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on August 01, 2015, 08:00:11 PM
You pulled 235 x 2 last session in the gym.

245 is yours for the taking on Saturday.

Yup.  You'll get it.  The platform adds pounds.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: hochspeyer on August 31, 2015, 03:39:11 AM
You go, Lisa! Rock on!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 05, 2015, 04:29:03 PM
Wowzers!  Hiya Mr Hoch!  Awfy nice to see you!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 05, 2015, 04:34:27 PM
September 5, 2015

Oh boy.  A whole month since I last trained.  We went in for a bench session today, and it was about as I had expected.  I didn't try for any heavy singles, as I just needed to get in and get some work done.

It is good to be back.  The rest was awesome.  I do love Summer, but every year September (back-to-school) feels like a new year.  And so begins my diet.  I want to diet down a couple of weight classes.  I figure whatever pounds I take off of my backside I'll be able to put on the bar.  April 22nd is our next competition, and it will be here before I know it.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 1
105 x 5
95 x 6
95 x 5

Did some shopping afterwards.  I'm going to make pickles this weekend, and a big pot of cabbage soup.

Awesome beef kabobs for dinner.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 05, 2015, 07:27:50 PM
Welcome back Lisa.  Best of luck this cycle training for your next meet.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 06, 2015, 03:34:20 PM
Welcome back Lisa.  Best of luck this cycle training for your next meet.

Thanks much, Ron!  I have a lot of work to do.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 06, 2015, 03:37:28 PM
September 6, 2015

Oh lawd.  First squat session. 

Squats:
45 x 8
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 4
185 x 3
195 x 1
205 x 1
215 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Very difficult session today. 

Leftover beef kabobs for lunch.  Yum!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 09, 2015, 07:22:14 AM
September 9, 2015

Still really sore from the weekend workouts.  Holy cats.  Went in this morning for a back session.  I threw in good mornings and overhead presses.  Those darned near zonked me.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Good Mornings:
45 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10

Standing Overhead Presses:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

That was that.  I am in the office tomorrow, but hopefully working from home on Friday and will be able to do deadlifts with Mr Flexy.

Happy Hump Day!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on September 09, 2015, 04:48:44 PM
Holy volume!

 Killer workout!  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 09, 2015, 05:15:26 PM
Volume/10   8)

Ain't even gonna lie I was checking out your bum while you were doing good mornings.  :satan:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 09, 2015, 06:35:41 PM
Holy smokes LISA!  The sets & reps are sky high!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 10, 2015, 09:07:36 AM
Thanks Fellers!!  Feeling it today (and I was already still feeling it from Sunday). 

I am on a mission.  This morning, I am down 17 lbs since the June competition, 7 of which I have lost since the August comp.  :)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 10, 2015, 09:34:03 AM
Nice work Lisa.  It's noticeable.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on September 10, 2015, 10:35:41 AM
Thanks Fellers!!  Feeling it today (and I was already still feeling it from Sunday). 

I am on a mission.  This morning, I am down 17 lbs since the June competition, 7 of which I have lost since the August comp.  :)

congrats on the weight loss! It's a true mind game, so hang in there.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sglgirl on September 10, 2015, 06:48:49 PM
September 9, 2015

Still really sore from the weekend workouts.  Holy cats.  Went in this morning for a back session.  I threw in good mornings and overhead presses.  Those darned near zonked me.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Good Mornings:
45 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10

Standing Overhead Presses:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

That was that.  I am in the office tomorrow, but hopefully working from home on Friday and will be able to do deadlifts with Mr Flexy.

Happy Hump Day!

ah...errrr ahem....is someone doing a little volume training?  wowza
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 11, 2015, 07:23:46 AM
Nice work Lisa.  It's noticeable.

Thanks Mr Flexy.  :-*

congrats on the weight loss! It's a true mind game, so hang in there.

Thanks very much!  I have a long way to go, but I'll do my best to stay strong.


ah...errrr ahem....is someone doing a little volume training?  wowza

lol.. thanks and welcome! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 11, 2015, 07:32:18 AM
September 11, 2015

Deadlifts today.  Oh my goodness.  I was actually looking forward to deadlifting again.  But my hammies were screaming from the good mornings the other day.  But as I worked, they seemed to loosen up and calm down.  Unfortunately, as my hammies cheered up, my hands began to scream.  One month off and they really got soft.  It was nice having pretty hands for a little while again. 

Anyways, I managed a single at 225 (which was to be my opener at the last comp), then I did some triples at 185.

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
175 x 5
185 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1
225 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

No gym tomorrow, but likely do a bench session on Sunday.

Jim's dad is coming for a visit tonight, so there will be some beers had. 

Happy Friday, Friends!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0a/ef/69/0aef69d6704106865bb5f534c92787bb.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on September 11, 2015, 11:08:50 AM
Congrats on the impressive weight loss!  Very nice training sessions this past week too.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: ThighoftheTiger on September 11, 2015, 11:15:39 AM
Deadlifts today. 
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0a/ef/69/0aef69d6704106865bb5f534c92787bb.jpg)

Good lifting!  :rockon:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on September 11, 2015, 04:34:12 PM
Thanks Fellers!!  Feeling it today (and I was already still feeling it from Sunday). 

I am on a mission.  This morning, I am down 17 lbs since the June competition, 7 of which I have lost since the August comp.  :)

 NICE! congratulations!  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sglgirl on September 11, 2015, 05:01:43 PM
Thanks Fellers!!  Feeling it today (and I was already still feeling it from Sunday). 

I am on a mission.  This morning, I am down 17 lbs since the June competition, 7 of which I have lost since the August comp.  :)

oh maybe you can tell me your secrets of weight loss because I can not figure it out anymore.  Fantastic job though!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 11, 2015, 05:18:30 PM
Damn fine job LISA!  Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 13, 2015, 12:31:42 PM
Good lifting!  :rockon:

Congrats on the impressive weight loss!  Very nice training sessions this past week too.

NICE! congratulations!  8)

Thanks guys!

oh maybe you can tell me your secrets of weight loss because I can not figure it out anymore.  Fantastic job though!

No secrets, Dee, same old story about calories.  But my motivation sources are new:  first, seeing my vids from the June competition, being so heavy in that blasted singlet.  Not pretty.  Second, parent-sitting my elderly parents who have become so frail and unable to enjoy the simplest things in life like cooking a good meal or going for a walk outside.  That really frightened me and I resolved to stay fit and healthy for a long, long time!

Damn fine job LISA!  Keep up the great work!

Thanks Ron!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 13, 2015, 03:45:23 PM
September 13, 2015

Another bench session today.  I made some progress, but definitely not quite "back" yet.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 5
110 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 1
115 x 3
115 x 2
105 x 6
105 x 3
95 x 8

Chicken for dinner tonight. 

It's raining and chilly out, so I think once my chores are done I'll spend a little time on the couch with Mr Flexy.  I started watching "Outlander" series and I quite like it.  I remember years ago my friends were all raving about the Gabaldon books and I never did read them.  Wishing now that I had.  The series is quite good - the cinematography and the scenery is gorgeous.  I love, love, LOVE those Scottish Highlands. 

(http://www.clansandcastles.com/images/Dounewithsheep.jpg)

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on September 13, 2015, 06:26:09 PM
I love the wet chilly weather, reminds me of that "Life in a Northern Town" song
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 15, 2015, 07:16:59 AM
I love the wet chilly weather, reminds me of that "Life in a Northern Town" song

It was a nice little break from the heat wave, but now we're back to hot hazy days.  Cool nights though, which is nice for sleeping.  It's rather like having one foot in Summer and one foot in Autumn.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 15, 2015, 07:21:22 AM
September 15, 2015

Squat day.  I went back to school (so to speak) on squats, almost re-learning them, with my swanky squat shoes that Mr Flexy bought me.  I tried them when I first got them and felt as though I were falling forward. I think my problem was that I had done most of my session in socks, and put the shoes on when I got to heavy lifts.  So this time, I wore them from the start including warm-up sets.  It was a good session. 

Squats:
45 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 5
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 1
225 x fail
225 x 1
230 x 1
200 x 3

Thought I'd bail after the fail, but Mr Flexy told me to try it again.  I listened.  ;)

(http://www.xtcfitness.ca/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/1150x389/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/o/women_shoe3.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 15, 2015, 08:17:28 AM
250+ in April.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 16, 2015, 07:22:58 AM
250+ in April.   :)

That's my plan.  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 16, 2015, 07:34:09 AM
September 16, 2015

I did something to my left elbow.  I think I did it in my sleep Sunday night because it really hurt Monday morning whenever I bent it.  It's been slowly improving, but still sore as heck and the pain woke me from my sleep several times last night.  This hindered my back workout this morning.  Struggled through cable rows, but realised I could not continue the pull motion for a whole workout.  So I did some Good Mornings, a Hoist machine, then cardio.  Boring workout. 

Seated Cable Rows:
45 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10

Good Mornings:
45 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10

Hoist Mid-Row Machine:
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10

Cardio:
Recumbent bike, 20 minutes

I've put some Voltaren gel on the elbow, and I'll keep applying it through the day so that I can manage a shoulder workout tomorrow. 

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/6c/b1/f7/6cb1f7b8f137d354adac678d757ea51f.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 17, 2015, 09:12:51 AM
September 17, 2015

Shoulders and cardio today.  I am persevering with the overhead presses (standing).  Goodness, they are hard.  Then I tried out the Hoist lateral raise machine, which was fine.  I was just about to go and finish off with reverse pec deck for rear delts, but some kid just beat me to it and when he pulled out his phone and started typing, I figured he'd be there a while.  So I went off and rode the bike.

Overhead Presses:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
50 x 6
50 x 6

Hoist Lateral Raise Machine:
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Cardio:
Recumbent bike, 25 minutes

I'm making chicken with shallots and cherry tomatoes tonight. 
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/43/53/9f/43539f06c5b2a0aa5cb3f7b37645528a.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 17, 2015, 10:47:21 AM
250+ in April.   :)

Lisa, where is your meet going to be in April?

And... I am super jelly of them squat #'s  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 17, 2015, 11:08:11 AM
250+ in April.   :)

Lisa, where is your meet going to be in April?

And... I am super jelly of them squat #'s  ;)

Syracuse, NY.  I am told it's about a 4-4.5 hour drive for us (about an hour further from Rochester where the August meet was).

I did squat 240 in the gym once (just once!), but failed 240 at Rochester. (I think I got scared.)  I am aiming to squat 250 by January, and maybe shoot for 270 or 275 by April.  Lofty goals, I know.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 17, 2015, 11:27:45 AM
  Legit goals

Fixed.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 17, 2015, 11:34:22 AM
Agree with FLEX's fix. I know you can hit those #'s!  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on September 17, 2015, 04:46:06 PM
Agree with FLEX's fix. I know you can hit those #'s!  ;)

 I approve of this post  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 18, 2015, 07:32:36 AM
Thanks, Friends!  You have more faith in me than I do! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 18, 2015, 07:49:27 AM
September 18, 2015

Finally Friday.  It has been a difficult week.

Deadlifts today.  Marginally better than last week.  Hands are very sore again.  I know there was some improvement, but I kinda thought I had 235 in me today.  Wasn't to be.  I lifted 225 again, but Jim said there was a slight hitch so I tried it again (twice) and failed.  :(

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
175 x 6
185 x 6
205 x 3
215 x 2
225 x 1
225 x fail
225 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Making Italian Drunken Noodles tonight, which is a sausage, peppers, tomatoes in white wine pasta.  Really good.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/86/75/a6/8675a6dd88edd7f60dd1374e5b6b37ac.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 18, 2015, 08:38:55 AM
FWIW the bars at our gym suck and my hands hurt too.

I was thinking again today to ask Craig if I can keep a couple bars there.

Good work this week; super proud of you.

Can't wait to bench on Sunday.

Make sure we have our new shirts that Alex sent us ready.   ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 18, 2015, 09:34:19 AM
Sounds like our gym! Everything is sucky there but I still love it! Have to keep a towel on hand to wipe the rust off your hands after you load plates ::)

Have a great weekend Lisa and enjoy your drunken noodles ;) and your bench session on Sunday. Post some picss up of you guys in your shirts!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on September 18, 2015, 05:42:49 PM
FWIW the bars at our gym suck and I'm a sissy

I was thinking again today to ask Craig if I can keep a couple bars there.



I agree on all things said here!  ;D

 In all seriousness I have considered talking to Craig about this in the past. I hate all the fuckin' bars they have. Cheap garbage!

 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 18, 2015, 07:49:22 PM
Doing great Lisa!  Keep it up!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 20, 2015, 08:50:09 PM
Thanks Friends!!  My hands are back to normal and I am letting the callouses build up again! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 20, 2015, 08:55:10 PM
September 20, 2015

Bench session today.  Not a stellar workout, but I did my best.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 5
110 x 3
115 x 2
120 x fail
120 x 1
125 x fail
105 x 3
105 x 5
105 x 4
105 x 3

Not great at all.  But on a brighter note, I have lost another 4 lbs.  In my morning fog this week I forgot to weigh myself on Wednesday, so that is a Saturday weigh-in - about 10 days after my last weigh-in.  Making progress.

Squats on Tuesday.

Happy Sunday!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 22, 2015, 07:54:29 AM
September 22, 2015

Squats today.  It was a tough session, but a good one.  I kept with the squat shoes, and continued to work on depth.  I feel as though I'm making progress.

Squats:
45 x 10
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 4
185 x 3
205 x 2
205 x 3 <-- probably my best set of the day
215 x 1
225 x 1
225 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Back tomorrow, I think. 

Have a great week, All!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 22, 2015, 08:20:49 AM
Great squats, as usual.  Turning some heads today again too.

Super proud of you.  <3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 22, 2015, 10:56:31 AM
Congrats on the weight loss Lisa!

Love seeing your squat days. You squat more than the few dudes in my gym that actually do them.  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 23, 2015, 07:50:41 AM
Thanks very much, Friends!  I am liking the shoes, I must say.  Actually feeling more stable in them.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 23, 2015, 07:56:41 AM
September 23, 2015

I did some back and some more overhead presses today.  Man those presses are hard. 

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
45 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10
70 lbs per side x 10

^holy sore forearms, Batman!

Atlantis Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

^that's the one where your feets are above your head

Standing Overhead Presses:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 8
55 x 8
55 x 8
55 x 8

^brutal

I'm making a beef stew with red wine and carrots for dinner tonight.  I'll make some fresh bread to go with it.

In the office tomorrow, so no gym till Friday.  Then we deadlift. 

Happy Hump Day!


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 23, 2015, 10:03:44 AM
I feel you on those presses!! Those things are tough. We have pre-made bars that are smaller and fit better in my hands. I can't imagine having to load them on a regular BB.

Enjoy your dinner. Sounds amazing!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 25, 2015, 08:03:08 AM
Thanks Dana!  Stew was great - I made enough for two nights and it was even better the second night.  Quite rich in flavour, so I was able to keep my portion size small.  (Bloody diet!)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 25, 2015, 08:24:58 AM
September 25, 2015

Really rough session this morning.  I didn't sleep all that well last night, but the rest of the week's sleep was fine, no alcohol, good meals (albeit on a deficit).  So I am not sure why I was so weak today. 

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 8
185 x 6
205 x fail - what?!
205 x 2
215 x 2
225 x fail - I pulled it up but it was hitch hitch hitch
225 x fail x fail x fail x fail x fail - pardon me while I go in the corner and have a little cry after failing 6 times
225 x 2 - first was a hitch, second was just fine - FINALLY
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Lousy workout.  But it is Friday and I am happy about that.  I am undecided about dinner:  I have tomatoes to use up, so I could make a bacon and cheese and tomato tart and serve sausages with that, or I could make chicken in a chive & wine sauce with egg noodles.  Leaning towards the tart and sausages.

Happy Friday!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on September 25, 2015, 08:37:08 AM
Strong tenacity on those deads today.  :clap:

And 65 lbs is your goal for OHP next week.  :saythat:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 25, 2015, 09:20:51 AM
And 65 lbs is your goal for OHP next week.  :saythat:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/68/d9/58/68d958b81d6fa19c0706e77b05bc076b.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on September 25, 2015, 10:01:56 AM
Go for the tart ;)

I see FLEX has laid down the guantlet for ya Lisa! You got this girl :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 27, 2015, 01:58:55 PM
Go for the tart ;)

I see FLEX has laid down the guantlet for ya Lisa! You got this girl :thumbsup:

I chose the tart and it was great.  I put the recipe in the recipe thread.

Nervous about this press - hope I don't drop it on my head!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 27, 2015, 02:02:19 PM
September 27, 2015

Bench session today.  I started fairly strong, but petered out.  I was bummed about that so Flex let me play with the Slingshot. 

Bench Press:
45 x 15
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 8
115 x 3
115 x 3
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 2

With Slingshot
135 x 2
135 x 3

Steak for dinner.  I think squats are on Tuesday.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 29, 2015, 07:34:07 AM
September 29, 2015

Squats

135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 5
185 x 4
195 x 3
205 x 2
215 x 2
225 x fail
225 x 1
230 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Roast beast for dinner tonight.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: ThighoftheTiger on September 29, 2015, 08:47:32 AM
September 29, 2015

Squats

135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 5
185 x 4
195 x 3
205 x 2
215 x 2
225 x fail
225 x 1
230 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Roast beast for dinner tonight.

Great workout! When you have those "fail" sets, how do you dump the bar?  Just a curiousity question.  Mostly because I hate going to failure on squats.  :o

And roast beast sounds awesome!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 29, 2015, 09:58:00 AM
Fortunately for me, I have Flex standing behind me spotting me.  When I fail, it's because I can't get back up again, so he'll place his hands under my arms and lift to help me stand back up.

But I think I did actually drop the bar once on the safeties of the rack and fell down.  Scared the life out of me!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: ThighoftheTiger on September 29, 2015, 10:46:43 AM
Fortunately for me, I have Flex standing behind me spotting me.  When I fail, it's because I can't get back up again, so he'll place his hands under my arms and lift to help me stand back up.

But I think I did actually drop the bar once on the safeties of the rack and fell down.  Scared the life out of me!

Good for him!

The fail on squat is more scary to me then bench failure, even though the latter is more dangerous normally.  I've been coaching my sons on squat and how to fail if it ever comes to that by taking a heavy weight and sinking into the hole and staying there...waiting...and then leaning forward to dump the bar (onto the safeties) under some control.  I don't want them scared of going heavy, or of expecting a spotter to help.  But TBT I'd help my wife if she squatted... :D

That "scared the life out of (you)" is a big deal for some people, so they won't go heavy out of fear.  It helps a ton to have someone spotting, or have experienced the safeties to alleviate that fear, or at least give the confidence that there's a safety available.

Good stuff!  Thanks for responding Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 30, 2015, 07:17:41 AM
Well thanks for dropping by ToT!  That's awesome you are coaching your sons.  My son started, lasted 2 or 3 weeks then gave up.   :(
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 30, 2015, 07:24:34 AM
September 30, 2015

I am broken.  Pain in my elbow, my lower back and my left knee.  I started with standing overhead presses and my back and knee couldn't take it.  So Flexy suggested I try the Smith machine.  Holy cats!  That's way easier.  Pressed on their for a long while, then did some Atlantis cable rows (the one where your feet are elevated).  I went as high as I could on that - up to 160 lbs.

Standing OHP
45 x 10
55 x 8
60 x 6
65 x 3

Smith Machine Presses:
65 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 1 <-- well that got heavy fast
95 x 5
95 x 5
95 x 5
95 x 5

Atlantis Cable Rows:
100 x 10
115 x 10
115 x 10
130 x 8
145 x 8
160 x 6
160 x 6
160 x 6

In the office tomorrow and likely Friday, so Saturday might be my next workout - deads.

Happy Hump Day!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 02, 2015, 07:36:39 AM
October 2, 2015

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x fail
115 x 1
105 x 5
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 5
105 x 4
105 x 4
95 x 5

I guess I am just going to have to accept that I'm going to be weak as hell until I finish dieting.  Crap.

Making old-fashioned baked beans in the oven today.  My grandpa's recipe.  They bake slowly for 7 hours and the house always smells wonderful.  It's a good Autumn dish.

Happy Friday, Friends!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on October 02, 2015, 10:08:34 AM
How is your elbow, back and knee feeling Lisa??

How long are you planning to diet? I start mine on Monday. I can say... I am not looking forward to it but it is only 6 weeks so I think I can suffer for that long ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on October 02, 2015, 11:24:38 AM
Great work in here lately.  That OHP session a couple days ago is impressive.  Smith machine or not, all those sets of 95 x 5 is pretty darn good.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 02, 2015, 12:30:36 PM
How is your elbow, back and knee feeling Lisa??

How long are you planning to diet? I start mine on Monday. I can say... I am not looking forward to it but it is only 6 weeks so I think I can suffer for that long ;)

You'll make it!  I've got a long way to go.  I am aiming to be done in February.  I'll enjoy Thanksgiving (ours is next week!), Christmas, and my birthday celebrations.  And, I still drink some beer on the weekends (none during the week).  I am just reducing my calories (by reducing my portions).  I save most of my cals for dinner.  I could probably cut very seriously and be done in January, but I'd be miserable.  Hell hath no fury like a hungry Lisa.

Knee is better, thanks.  Lower back is a bit grouchy, and my elbow comes and goes.  I believe though, that my elbow is a muscle issue as opposed to a joint issue.  I was worried it might be joint, because I do have arthritis.  So I am a bit relieved.

Great work in here lately.  That OHP session a couple days ago is impressive.  Smith machine or not, all those sets of 95 x 5 is pretty darn good.

Oh thanks!  They are so hard!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: James500 on October 02, 2015, 07:40:26 PM
Nice work Lisa
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 07, 2015, 09:17:06 AM
Nice work Lisa

Thank you, Good Sir!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 07, 2015, 09:20:00 AM
October 7, 2015

Work got in the way and I missed deadlifting session.  Returned for a bench session today.  Still weak.  Really frustrated.  Tired of being hungry, tired of being weak, tired of not sleeping, tired of being grumpy.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
110 x 5
115 x 2
120 x 3
125 x 1
125 x 1
130 x fail
115 x 2
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 6

That's it.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Nuh on October 07, 2015, 10:23:42 AM
Aww... I gave my husband warning that the next 6 weeks he is just going to have to overlook my mood if I go into bitch mode. LOL!! Going from eating what I want and having beer when I want to limiting and monitoring everything I eat is going to put me in a pissy mood. Especially the no beer part :doh:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on October 07, 2015, 07:08:40 PM
Huge volume Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 08, 2015, 07:21:04 AM
Aww... I gave my husband warning that the next 6 weeks he is just going to have to overlook my mood if I go into bitch mode. LOL!! Going from eating what I want and having beer when I want to limiting and monitoring everything I eat is going to put me in a pissy mood. Especially the no beer part :doh:

Forewarned is forearmed!  lol...  I'm sure he'll support you and be proud.  And for sure he'll love the results!

Huge volume Lisa!

Thanks! If I can't lift heavy I'll try to lift a lot. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 08, 2015, 07:33:35 AM
October 8, 2015

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 10
135 x 8
150 x 8
150 x 8
165 x 5
150 x 8
150 x 8

^I was playing a little game with myself to see how high I could go.  My forearms gave out at 165 x 5

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
70 x 10
70 x 10
70 x 10
80 x 8
80 x 8
80 x 8
80 x 8
80 x 8

Cardio:
Rowing machine, 20 minutes.  This was much harder than I anticipated.

That's all.  Shoulders tomorrow, I think.

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Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on October 08, 2015, 02:48:26 PM
LisaSkinnoble: Stronger than most of the women, and a lot of them men at World Gym.

 ;D

I love watching you lift more than the dudes.

 :-*
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on October 09, 2015, 07:08:03 AM
October 8, 2015

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 10
135 x 8
150 x 8
150 x 8
165 x 5
150 x 8
150 x 8


^I was playing a little game with myself to see how high I could go.  My forearms gave out at 165 x 5



That's all.  Shoulders tomorrow, I think.


Feelsbadman.jpg That's heavier than I've been using lately. Been stopping at 130. Time to step my game up.

Great job Lisa. Have a great weekend.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 09, 2015, 07:22:46 AM
LisaSkinnoble: Stronger than most of the women, and a lot of them men at World Gym.

 ;D

I love watching you lift more than the dudes.

 :-*

I try!  It's mighty hard these days...

Feelsbadman.jpg That's heavier than I've been using lately. Been stopping at 130. Time to step my game up.

Great job Lisa. Have a great weekend.

Thanks!  Don't you find though, that these cable things vary from one to another?  I noticed a difference from the rows I was doing at our old gym compared to this gym.  I suppose the tension varies.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 09, 2015, 07:39:02 AM
October 9, 2015

Dreaded Shoulder Day.  Grrr...

Standing Overhead Presses:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 6
65 x 6
65 x 6
65 x 6

Front and Lateral Dumbbell Raise Supersets:
10 x 8
10 x 8
10 x 10
10 x 8
10 x 8
10 x 8
10 x 8
10 x 8

Reverse Pec Deck (Rear Delts):
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
60 x 8
60 x 8
60 x 8

That's it.  I'm dying.  My arms are going to fall off.

Believe it or not, I'm a bit sore from the rowing machine yesterday.  I am going to keep that in my little bag o' tricks.  I like it.

Thanksgiving weekend up here.  Lots of cooking and baking ahead for me.  I hope it's a smooth day at work today.

Happy Weekending!

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Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on October 09, 2015, 07:47:13 AM
LisaSkinnoble: Stronger than most of the women, and a lot of them men at World Gym.

 ;D

I love watching you lift more than the dudes.

 :-*

I try!  It's mighty hard these days...

Feelsbadman.jpg That's heavier than I've been using lately. Been stopping at 130. Time to step my game up.

Great job Lisa. Have a great weekend.

Thanks!  Don't you find though, that these cable things vary from one to another?  I noticed a difference from the rows I was doing at our old gym compared to this gym.  I suppose the tension varies.

Yes they are absolutely different. I guess it has to do with the numbers of pulleys the machine uses.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on October 09, 2015, 08:01:23 AM
Solid shoulder lifting Lisa!

With all that I'm sure it did feel like your arms would fall off.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on October 09, 2015, 08:07:53 AM
In for a 100lb OHP before Christmas.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BigDaddy on October 09, 2015, 09:09:37 AM

That's it.  I'm dying.  My arms are going to fall off.


That means you did it right! 

Nice work.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 11, 2015, 04:09:18 PM
Thanks everyone!  My shoulders were pretty sore all day yesterday.  Holy cats!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 11, 2015, 04:12:24 PM
October 11, 2015

All the squat racks were taken today, so we benched.  Pretty much the same as Tuesday's workout.

Bench Press:
45 x 12
75 x 10
85 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 1
120 x 2
125 x 1
125 x fail
115 x 2
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 5

Thanksgiving turkey for dinner.  Yay!

Happy Weekending!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: XavierNusum on October 12, 2015, 07:49:42 AM
Great consistency! I hope I can stay focused and keep a journal this long!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 21, 2015, 07:24:18 AM
Thanks!  Consistency until this past week - oops!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on October 21, 2015, 07:27:16 AM
October 21, 2015

Work and a couple of lazy weekends kept me out of the gym the past 10 days.  I don't mind a bit, to be honest.  I had the best bench day I've had since I started dieting, so I am pretty happy about that.

Bench Press:
45 x 12
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 3
125 x 2
130 x 1
135 x 1
140 x fail
140 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3

Very glad to see my numbers back up there.

Roast beast tonight.

Three more sleeps till Punta Cana!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Dubs on October 22, 2015, 10:50:51 AM
I don't post much... but I do keep an eye on you guys from time to time!

HAD to log in when I saw that 135 x 1 bench!

Way to go Lisa! That is awesome!  :D

You and the big guy have fun on vacay!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 20, 2015, 07:34:49 AM
I don't post much... but I do keep an eye on you guys from time to time!

HAD to log in when I saw that 135 x 1 bench!

Way to go Lisa! That is awesome!  :D

You and the big guy have fun on vacay!

Oh hallo!  Lovely of you to pop in.  Sorry I missed you, we had great fun on vacation but came back sick with cold and flu.   :(

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 20, 2015, 07:38:11 AM
November 9, 2015

Bench Press:
45 xx 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 1
125 x 1
130 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 2
115 x 2
105 x 5
105 x 4
105 x 5
95 x 6

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 20, 2015, 07:40:43 AM
November 18, 2015

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 1
120 x 1
130 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 1
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 1



Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 20, 2015, 07:43:40 AM
November 20, 2015

I've had the flu bug that just wouldn't go away.  I think I am better now.  I felt a bit winded this morning - lots of coughing after the first couple of sets - but feel a lot better.

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
175 x 5
185 x 3
205 x 2
225 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3


Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 20, 2015, 08:20:42 AM
Nice work.

And you looked great doing it.

I <3 that t-shirt...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 01, 2015, 07:26:33 AM
December 1, 2015

December already?!  Ack!

Bench Press:
45 x 12
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 1
127.5 x fail
127.5 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 1
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
105 x 4
105 x 3
95 x 6

Roast beast for dinner tonight.  Squats tomorrow.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 01, 2015, 08:01:42 AM
Volume/10

 8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 02, 2015, 08:55:22 AM
Volume/10

 8)

Wonder where I get that from?   ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 02, 2015, 08:57:48 AM
December 2, 2015

Squats:
95 x 5
135 x 6
155 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x fail
205 x 1
175 x 3
175 x 3
175 x 2

The Master of All Things Squat told me this morning that my depth has really improved since losing a bit of weight.  I'm glad about that.  Strength wasn't there today, but man I worked on depth and control.

Roast beast sammiches tonight with the leftover top sirloin. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 03, 2015, 07:33:49 AM
December 3, 2015

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
120 x 10
135 x 8
150 x 5
150 x 5
150 x 5

Hammer Strength Iso-Lateral High Rows:
55 per side x 10
70 per side x 8
70 per side x 8
70 per side x 8
70 per side x 8
70 per side x 8
80 per side x 5
80 per side x 5

Hoist Mid Row:
45 x 10
65 x 10
85 x 10
105 x 10
125 x 10

Chicken Marsala tonight.  I think I'm commuting into the office tomorrow, but if by chance I am not, then I'll work shoulders.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 03, 2015, 08:08:08 AM
b00m

So fun watching Lisa lift more than most of the dudes at our gym.

 8)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: jtroster on December 03, 2015, 09:06:03 AM
b00m

So fun watching Lisa lift more than most of the dudes at our gym.

 8)
I'd like to see the looks on their faces.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 04, 2015, 08:15:12 AM
December 4, 2015

Smith Machine Overhead Press:
75 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 3
95 x 3
85 x 5
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6

Lateral and Front Dumbbell Raise Supersets:
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10

Happy Friday!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on December 04, 2015, 09:20:10 AM
Great volume Lisa  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 05, 2016, 08:44:27 AM
January 5, 2016

Since my last entry here, I worked out twice:  December 16 and January 2.  Back at it with squats today.  I spent a lot of time stretching and warming up.  Didn't get very heavy, but I worked hard and had good depth.

Squats:
45 x 6
95 x 6
115 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 3
185 x 2
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

I'll be able to train tomorrow and Thursday, not sure about Friday yet.

Happy New Year, Friends!


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 05, 2016, 08:53:42 AM
You still had people watching with eyes wide.

Don't see many womens squatting the kids of weight you do.

Glad to have you back.  :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on January 05, 2016, 10:24:56 AM

I'll be able to train tomorrow and Thursday

Happy New Year, Friends!

Yay! Happy New Year
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 06, 2016, 12:36:09 PM
January 6, 2016

Smith Machine Overhead Press:
65 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8

Front and Lateral Dumbbell Raise Supersets:
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10
8 x 10

Reverse Pec Deck (Rear Delts):
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10


Steak and mushroom pie tonight.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 07, 2016, 11:36:31 AM
January 7, 2016

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 6
120 x 6
120 x 6
120 x 6

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8

Hammer Strength ISO Lateral High Rows:
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 07, 2016, 11:44:30 AM
2 great sessions.   :D

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on January 07, 2016, 11:49:32 AM
After reading the above and then watching Flex's Hammer iso back video..... definitely feeling rather weak and puny  :-[
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 12, 2016, 11:20:29 AM
After reading the above and then watching Flex's Hammer iso back video..... definitely feeling rather weak and puny  :-[

Ha!  You're funny!  I got nothin' special.  But I was sore after that. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 12, 2016, 11:22:23 AM
January 12, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 12
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
125 x 1
130 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 1
105 x 5
105 x 3
105 x 4
105 x 4

^I'm still paying the price for being a sloth over the holidays. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on January 12, 2016, 02:40:08 PM
January 6, 2016

Smith Machine Overhead Press:
65 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8


That right there is one impressive OHP session.  Excellent work all around since getting back at it after the holidays.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 13, 2016, 11:21:55 AM
January 6, 2016

Smith Machine Overhead Press:
65 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8


That right there is one impressive OHP session.  Excellent work all around since getting back at it after the holidays.

Thanks so much!  It was on the Smith, where I can lift a lot more than standing OHP.  Standing in the squat rack I can maybe press 70 lbs (for not many reps!).
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 13, 2016, 11:24:06 AM
January 13, 2016

Squats:
95 x 5
135 x 8
185 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

A bit of an improvement over last week.

Parmesan crusted baked pork chops and a pan haggarty tonight.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 13, 2016, 11:34:16 AM
I <3 my squat monstress.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 15, 2016, 08:39:48 AM
I <3 my squat monstress.   :)

That right there is my motivation to keep squatting!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 15, 2016, 08:42:50 AM
January 15, 2016

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 5
65 x 3
60 x 6
60 x 6
60 x 4
60 x 4

Atlantis High Cable Row:
90 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 10
135 x 10
135 x 10
135 x 10
135 x 10

Rear Delts (Reverse Pec Deck):
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Happy Friday!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 19, 2016, 08:13:32 AM
January 19, 2016

An abysmal session on the bench today.  I just felt weak and tired.  No reason, as I had a great dinner last night and not a bad sleep.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 2
115 x 2
115  x 3
115 x 3
115 x 1
105 x 1
105 x 4
105 x 4

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 19, 2016, 08:27:37 AM
Not abysmal.  Good effort baby.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 20, 2016, 09:08:20 AM
January 20, 2016

Squats:
45 x 5
95 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 1
205 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on January 20, 2016, 09:41:31 AM
January 20, 2016

Squats:
45 x 5
95 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 1
205 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3

Fine job on squats Miss Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 20, 2016, 09:47:30 AM
My squat monstress.  <3

It's funny watching all the skinny dudes that don't squat and have no leg development stare at their feet as they walk past her in the squat rack.

:D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 20, 2016, 10:00:39 AM

Fine job on squats Miss Lisa!

My squat monstress.  <3

It's funny watching all the skinny dudes that don't squat and have no leg development stare at their feet as they walk past her in the squat rack.

:D

Thanks guys.  I am not feeling too proud of myself these days.  I suppose it is just my third week back, but it is taking me longer to get my strength back.  And I am feeling unusually tired these days.  The weather perhaps?  Who knows. 

But my diet is back on track, and I am considering doing some work at home  particularly on the days I can't get to the gym.  Floor exercises and jump rope stuff.  I think I need to get off my arse.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 21, 2016, 08:16:59 AM
January 21, 2016

Mish-mash of back and shoulders.

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 6
65 x 6
70 x 3
70 x 3
65 x 4
65 x 3
60 x 6

Atlantis Cable Rows:
120 x 10
135 x 10
135 x 10
135 x 10
135 x 10
135 x 10
135 x 10
135 x 10

Rear Delts/Reverse Pec Deck:
45 x 12
45 x 12
45 x 12

Greek chicken tonight with some baby red potatoes and green beans.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 21, 2016, 08:54:40 AM
Solid work today baby.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 27, 2016, 04:53:10 PM
January 27, 2016

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 4
185 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1
225 x fail
225 x fail
185 x 2

Really frustrating.  My bar placement is quite off.  Sometimes, I get a shooting pain down one side of my back, sometimes, I get a pain shooting up my neck.  Mostly, the bar feels heavy as hell - as in, hard to hold up as opposed to heavy in my legs.  My shoulders and traps were sore today and my wrists as well.  This has never ever been an issue for me.  I get under it, grab hold and stand.  Today, I could barely stand up straight with it.

BUT, the one lift at 215 was perfect.  Easy-peasy.  Mr Flexy said I had the bar much lower for that.  Tried again at 225, and I thought I was going to drop the bar off of my back. 

I really need to work on this.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 27, 2016, 06:20:04 PM
Everything was good besides the two attempts at 225.

You'll get it next week.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 28, 2016, 08:02:52 AM
Everything was good besides the two attempts at 225.

You'll get it next week.  :)

Aw, thanks Mr Flexy.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 28, 2016, 08:08:24 AM
January 28, 2016

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 3
65 x 5
65 x 5
70 x 4
70 x 3
70 x 3
60 x 5
55 x 6

Hoist Seated Dip Machine:
30 x 10
45 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10

I also skipped.  I bought a skipping rope, as I used to love skipping as a young girl and it's really good cardio.  A friend of mine does 300 skips every single night.  I managed 30 today.  I will work my way up.  I was just glad that I remembered how to skip - it's been probably 35 years since I skipped! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 02, 2016, 09:09:16 AM
February 2, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 12
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x fail
125 x fail
115 x fail
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 8
95 x 6
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 02, 2016, 10:10:44 AM
I know you struggled with the heavy stuff today, but good job sticking it out and grinding out a gazillion reps with 95.

I think you're awesome.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 10, 2016, 08:41:35 PM
February 10, 2016

Squats:
95 x 8
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 4
185 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1
225 x fail
225 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 11, 2016, 07:43:44 AM
February 11, 2016

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 10
65 x 6
70 x 4
70 x 2
70 x 1
60 x 8
60 x 8
60 x 8

Seated Cable Row:
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Seated Dip Machine
45 x 10
65 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 17, 2016, 08:20:41 AM
February 12, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 12
85 x 6
95 x 3
105 x 3
115 x 1
115 x 2
115 xx 2
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x 3 (with Slingshot)
100 x 5
100 x 5
100 x 5
100 x 5

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 17, 2016, 08:22:11 AM
February 17, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 12
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 1
130 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 2
105 x 5
105 x 4
105 x 5
105 x 5
105 x 5

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Squatzilla on February 17, 2016, 08:19:36 PM
Thanks for telling me about this site.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 17, 2016, 08:49:15 PM
boom

b00m

B00M!!!!

Love this journal.

Also love seeing you lift more than grown men at our gym.

Also love being able to trust you spotting me on bench.


<3


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: itsagoodday on February 17, 2016, 09:55:12 PM
Lisa!  Still killing it in the gym, I see!  Really looking forward to lifting with you guys again in a couple of months  8)

I also skipped.  I bought a skipping rope, as I used to love skipping as a young girl and it's really good cardio.  A friend of mine does 300 skips every single night.  I managed 30 today.  I will work my way up.  I was just glad that I remembered how to skip - it's been probably 35 years since I skipped!

Oh man, that sounds fun but all I can think of is how quickly I would break my leg.  No, probably both legs.  I am so uncoordinated  ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 18, 2016, 09:02:54 AM
Thanks for telling me about this site.

We are so delighted to have you here!  Less traffic than bb.com, for sure, but the folks who are here are serious lifters and really supportive.  I hope you stick around, as I'm sure I can learn a thing or two from you!  ;)

boom

b00m

B00M!!!!

Love this journal.

Also love seeing you lift more than grown men at our gym.

Also love being able to trust you spotting me on bench.


<3




I'd be lost without you.  :-*

Lisa!  Still killing it in the gym, I see!  Really looking forward to lifting with you guys again in a couple of months  8)

Oh man, that sounds fun but all I can think of is how quickly I would break my leg.  No, probably both legs.  I am so uncoordinated  ;D

Thanks, my Lady!  I am really stressing about April.  Training has been less than consistent, and I have not even once matched my lifts from August.  I will be down one weight class, but not the two that I had hoped for.  To top it off, December, Jan, Feb and March are my busiest months at work.  Ugh.  But it will be good to see you and everybody else in April.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 18, 2016, 09:04:26 AM
February 18, 2016

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1
225 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: itsagoodday on February 18, 2016, 10:04:37 AM
Thanks, my Lady!  I am really stressing about April.  Training has been less than consistent, and I have not even once matched my lifts from August.  I will be down one weight class, but not the two that I had hoped for.  To top it off, December, Jan, Feb and March are my busiest months at work.  Ugh.  But it will be good to see you and everybody else in April.   :)

Aw, don't stress, you'll do great!  And it will be fun  :)

I'm really impressed that you got down a weight class especially over the holidays, you are a better woman than I am for being able to do that  ;D  If I were to show up to the meet today, I'd be UP a weight class (argh!), my bench would be down, and I might or might not be able to squat any weight without falling over lol.  I think I ask myself before every meet if maybe I should just show up and deadlift.   ::)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 18, 2016, 10:06:00 AM

Squats:

225 x 1


:clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 19, 2016, 07:47:19 AM
Aw, don't stress, you'll do great!  And it will be fun  :)

I'm really impressed that you got down a weight class especially over the holidays, you are a better woman than I am for being able to do that  ;D  If I were to show up to the meet today, I'd be UP a weight class (argh!), my bench would be down, and I might or might not be able to squat any weight without falling over lol.  I think I ask myself before every meet if maybe I should just show up and deadlift.   ::)

Deadlift really is your gift.  It is my weakness.  :(  But thanks, I feel a bit better - I suppose it will all come together come April.


Squats:

225 x 1


:clap:

About bloody time, eh?!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 19, 2016, 07:49:46 AM
February 19, 2016

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 6
55 x 3
60 x 3
65 x 3
70 x 3
75 x 2
75 x 3
75 x 3
65 x 6
65 x 6
65 x 6

Hoist Seated Dip Machine:
45 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 19, 2016, 08:06:59 AM
Nice improvement on those OHPs this morning.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 04, 2016, 07:39:25 AM
March 4, 2016

First day deadlifting in forever.

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 3
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 1
215 x 1
225 x 1
230 x fail
230 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 04, 2016, 09:36:12 AM
Good work today.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 09, 2016, 07:36:38 AM
March 8, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 12
85 x 8
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 3
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x 1
115 x 1
105 x 5
105 x 5
105 x 4
105 x 4
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 09, 2016, 07:37:43 AM
March 9, 2016

Squats:
95 x 5
136 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 5
185 x 3
205 x 2
215 x 1
225 x 1
230 x 1
185 x 3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 09, 2016, 08:14:55 AM

230 x 1



b00m!

:D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 09, 2016, 08:33:53 AM

230 x 1



b00m!

:D

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 10, 2016, 07:49:04 AM
March 10, 2016

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 6
55 x 6
60 x 6
65 x 3
70 x 3
75 x 3
80 x 2
80 x 2
70 x 3
65 x 3
65 x 3
65 x 3
65 x 3

Hoist Seated Dip Machine:
65 x 10
65 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on March 10, 2016, 01:02:43 PM
That's a whole lotta overhead pressing!  And that 230 squat -- nice work!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 12, 2016, 02:23:48 PM
That's a whole lotta overhead pressing!  And that 230 squat -- nice work!

Thanks very much!  I confess, I went shopping yesterday and my shoulders hurt with just my purse over one.  ha ha!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 12, 2016, 02:25:59 PM
March 12, 2016

Deadlifting session outside in the fresh air and sunshine with Flex and Merk.

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 1
225 x 1
230 x fail
230 x fail
230 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 15, 2016, 10:27:44 AM
March 15, 2016
45 x 12
85 x 8
95 x 8
115 x 3
125 x 1
130 x 1
135 x fail
135 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2
105 x 6


Today would have been my sister's 56th birthday.  It's a hard day today.  A hard week.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on March 15, 2016, 07:00:06 PM
Nice deads and I'm guessing today was bench.

On a serious note, I can't imagine losing any of my sister's and I'm sorry you're feeling down.  Happy Birthday to your beautiful sister...it will always be her special day. :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 16, 2016, 08:06:25 AM
Nice deads and I'm guessing today was bench.

On a serious note, I can't imagine losing any of my sister's and I'm sorry you're feeling down.  Happy Birthday to your beautiful sister...it will always be her special day. :)

Thanks Kimm.  I miss her all the time. 

And yes, that was bench day.  lol...  I'm a dough-head!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 16, 2016, 08:07:52 AM
March 16, 2016

Squats:
95 x 3
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 2
215 x 1
225 x 1
230 x 1
185 x 3
195 x 3
195 x 3
195 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 16, 2016, 09:57:48 AM
Super awesome work yesterday and today.

:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 17, 2016, 08:26:48 AM
Super awesome work yesterday and today.

:thumbsup:

Thank you.  The pressure is on!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 17, 2016, 08:29:05 AM
March 17, 2016

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 6
65 x 3
70 x 3
75 x 3
80 x 1
80 x 2
78 x 3
78 x 3
78 x 3
65 x 3

Hoist Seated Dip Machine:
65 x 10
85 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
85 x 10

Reverse Pec Deck (Rear Delts):
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on March 19, 2016, 10:27:44 PM
Nice work on the OHP.  What's the date of this upcoming meet? 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 23, 2016, 08:01:46 AM
Nice work on the OHP.  What's the date of this upcoming meet?

Thanks Kimm.  April 22.  I am nowhere near ready. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 23, 2016, 08:03:36 AM
March 22, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 12
85 x 6
95 x 6
115 x 3
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 2
115  x fail
115 x 1
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 6

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 23, 2016, 08:04:52 AM
March 23, 2016

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 2
215 x fail
215 x 1
225 x fail
225 x fail
225 x 1
195 x 3
195 x 3
195 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on March 24, 2016, 05:14:20 PM
Looks solid Lisa.  Why don't you feel like you're ready?  Stay focused, hit it as hard as you can and let the chips fall where they may. 

I'm cheering for you!! ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 25, 2016, 11:43:54 PM
Looks solid Lisa.  Why don't you feel like you're ready?  Stay focused, hit it as hard as you can and let the chips fall where they may. 

I'm cheering for you!! ;)

Thanks Kimm.  My lifts just aren't as good as they were last August.  And, I have 7 pounds to lose if I want to be down a weight class by the meet.  Here's my dilemma:  do I weigh in Friday night (which means I really need to be down 10 or 12 lbs by meet day because I always weigh more at the end of the day) or do I weigh in Saturday morning? 

If I weigh in Friday and make weight, I can eat and re-feed Friday night.  If I don't, then I need to behave Friday night.  What to do?  Re-feeding Friday night might make me stronger Saturday. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on March 26, 2016, 12:23:25 AM
Personally I would do the weigh in Friday night so you can eat whatever you want after that.  The week before your weigh-in lower your carbs to bare minimum, cut back on sodium and keep you fluid intake up.  You could also pick up some dandelion root and use it for the entire week.  It's all natural and it's used to control fluid balance.  Do you this for an entire week before weigh-in.  This will flush all the water you're holding and you'll make weight no problem. 

If you have an idea of how many carbs you normally eat in a day, I can give you a carb/sodium amount to follow that week.  I've done this for numerous strongmen and powerlifters trying to make weight. :)





Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 26, 2016, 09:22:55 AM
Personally I would do the weigh in Friday night so you can eat whatever you want after that.  The week before your weigh-in lower your carbs to bare minimum, cut back on sodium and keep you fluid intake up.  You could also pick up some dandelion root and use it for the entire week.  It's all natural and it's used to control fluid balance.  Do you this for an entire week before weigh-in.  This will flush all the water you're holding and you'll make weight no problem. 

If you have an idea of how many carbs you normally eat in a day, I can give you a carb/sodium amount to follow that week.  I've done this for numerous strongmen and powerlifters trying to make weight. :)

Thank you so much!  You're an angel!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 08, 2016, 06:17:46 PM
April 5, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 12
85 x 6
95 x 3
105 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 1
110 x 3
110 x 3
110 x 3
110 x 3
110 x 3
110 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 08, 2016, 06:20:05 PM
April 6, 2016

Squats:
95 x 5
135 x 6
155 x 3
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 2
215 x 1
225 x 1
225 x 1 (with wraps)
235 x fail (with wraps)
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 08, 2016, 06:21:40 PM
April 8, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 12
85 x 6
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 3
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x 1
130 x 1
135 x fail
115 x 1
105 x 5

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 10, 2016, 04:11:51 PM
April 10, 2016

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 2
245 x 1 <---PR
250 X FAIL 6 times.  It was only 5 pounds more.  I think I need a psychiatrist.
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 10, 2016, 04:28:51 PM

Deadlifts:

245 x 1 <---PR


:clap:

Turning heads in the gym as usual. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on April 10, 2016, 04:45:23 PM

Deadlifts:

245 x 1 <---PR


:clap:

Turning heads in the gym as usual.

Awesome job Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on April 11, 2016, 07:28:07 PM
 
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April 10, 2016

Deadlifts:


245 x 1 <---PR
250 X FAIL 6 times.  It was only 5 pounds more.  I think I need a psychiatrist.




Nope, I'm the same way when it comes to deadlifts.  Congrats on the PR!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Trev71 on April 11, 2016, 09:51:52 PM
April 10, 2016

Deadlifts:

245 x 1 <---PR


Nice work!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: XavierNusum on April 12, 2016, 12:51:16 AM
Congrats on the PR!!!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on April 12, 2016, 06:59:06 AM
April 10, 2016

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 2
245 x 1 <---PR
250 X FAIL 6 times.  It was only 5 pounds more.  I think I need a psychiatrist.
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3

Great job on the PR and don't sweat the fails. I am the same way. If I try to jump up on an exercise I am determined to get it. It just takes me a little longer to realize it's not gonna happen that day. lol
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 13, 2016, 08:20:02 AM
Thanks Everybody!!  I hope to hit that 250 next weekend - maybe even a smidge more. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 13, 2016, 08:22:01 AM
April 12, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x 1
130 x 1
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 2

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 13, 2016, 08:23:28 AM
April 13, 2015

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 2
215 x 1
225 x 1
235 x fail
235 x fail
235 x 1
240 x fail
205 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 13, 2016, 08:53:30 AM
Nice work.

I predict a 630 total in Syracuse......  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: XavierNusum on April 15, 2016, 01:45:21 PM
We train in a similar way Lisa! Fail a lift, "F that, you're going down!" Fail again, "Huh think you're bad, I'll show you"  Nailed it!!   Or maybe that's just me.... ;)

Great work!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 15, 2016, 01:58:21 PM
She's very fucking tenacious!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: XavierNusum on April 15, 2016, 02:02:35 PM
She's very fucking tenacious!

Oh it shows!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on April 17, 2016, 01:56:53 PM
She's very fucking tenacious!

Agreed and it's awesome!

Nice work Lisa! :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 05, 2016, 08:22:45 AM
May 5, 2016

First day back at the gym since the competition.  Before that, my last workout was April 15th.  Ack!

Squats:
135 x 6
155 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 2
225 x 1
195 x 3
195 x 3
195 x 3
195 x 3
195 x 3

All I was thinking was "wide stance, straight back, head up, speed it up". 

Next competition is August, which is only 3 months away.  It seems far off, but only because summer temperatures have not yet arrived here.  I really need to buckle down and work hard.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 05, 2016, 08:32:15 AM
Without question that was your best squat session evar.

Super proud of you.  Keep this up and you will crush your PRs in August.

Get those knees wrapped and squat 275!!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on May 05, 2016, 12:50:18 PM
Damn, Miss Lisa, you're killing those squats.  Nice work.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 06, 2016, 08:38:47 AM
Without question that was your best squat session evar.

Super proud of you.  Keep this up and you will crush your PRs in August.

Get those knees wrapped and squat 275!!!

Thanks.  If it weren't for you, those triples would have been doubles for sure.  I'll work on wrapping.  See if I can get the hang of this.

Damn, Miss Lisa, you're killing those squats.  Nice work.

Why thank you!  Paying for it today, I tell you.  Ow!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 06, 2016, 08:40:54 AM
May 6, 2016

Not a great bench session.  I didn't do any heavy singles, I just tried my darndest to do some triples. 

Bench Press:
45 x 12
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 1
105 x 5
105 x 5
105 x 4
105 x 4
 

Very glad it is Friday.  Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 06, 2016, 08:51:33 AM
Good work today.

Just need to work on getting your best foot placement BEFORE you unrack.   ;)

Very strong though.  I think you might have earned a beer or two. 

:beerchug:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Trev71 on May 06, 2016, 01:29:17 PM
  I think you might have earned a beer or two. 


I thought you earned extra sets?

Like, you get a PR and now you can do an extra set...?? yea... am I doing it wrong? haha


Keep up the good work Lisa :)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on May 06, 2016, 02:02:02 PM
Very solid bench day Lisa. That's a ton of work. :thumbsup:

Enjoy the weekend.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 10, 2016, 01:48:22 PM
Good work today.

Just need to work on getting your best foot placement BEFORE you unrack.   ;)

Very strong though.  I think you might have earned a beer or two. 

:beerchug:

Thanks.  I tried to focus on footing today.  Not sure if I've got it quite right yet.

  I think you might have earned a beer or two. 


I thought you earned extra sets?

Like, you get a PR and now you can do an extra set...?? yea... am I doing it wrong? haha


Keep up the good work Lisa :)



Ack!  ha ha!  Thanks!

Very solid bench day Lisa. That's a ton of work. :thumbsup:

Enjoy the weekend.

I was pretty spent.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 10, 2016, 01:51:11 PM
May 10, 2016

Another bench session. 

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 6
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 3
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 5

Mad that I missed that last rep at 100.  But I truly worked until I could no longer.

Squats tomorrow.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 10, 2016, 02:02:27 PM
Excellent bench day.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Trev71 on May 10, 2016, 09:07:49 PM
May 10, 2016

Another bench session. 

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 6
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 3
100 x 6
100 x 6
100 x 5

Mad that I missed that last rep at 100.  But I truly worked until I could no longer.

Squats tomorrow.

Nice work.. looks like our sets over here...  had chest tonight as well.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 11, 2016, 08:48:01 AM
Thanks Fellers!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 11, 2016, 08:52:08 AM
May 11, 2016

Not a great morning.  I planned on squats today, but my IT-band was not cooperating.  It kept snapping and pulling over the knee.  I tried 5 minutes on the bike to warm it up, hyperextensions to get it back in place, but no luck.  After 25 minutes, I finally managed one full very wobbly cockeyed squat.  So I switched to deadlifts.  Only got up to 235.  Frustrating as it really bugs me that I can't DL 300.

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
155 x 5
175 x 4
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 2
235 x 1
245 x fail
245 x fail

I am going to roll it out on the foam roller today and maybe try squats on the weekend. 

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 11, 2016, 09:00:24 AM
Good job on the deads today.  I like that you didn't pack up and quit because of your knee.

:D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 12, 2016, 08:36:46 AM
May 12, 2016

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
55 x 8
60 x 8
65 x 8
70 x 4
70 x 5
70 x 4
65 x 6
65 x 6
65 x 5

Atlantis Rows:
120 x 10
135 x 8
135 x 8
135 x 8
135 x 8
135 x 8
135 x 8

Hoist Seated Dip:
85 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
85 x 8

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 12, 2016, 08:40:40 AM
Great session today.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Gnomusmaximus on May 12, 2016, 09:58:12 AM
What is an Atlantis Row?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 12, 2016, 10:11:36 AM
What is an Atlantis Row?


Seated high cable row.

Atlantis is the brand name.

Here is yours truly doing the stack plus a 25lb plate on the exact same machine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlL4o03U-lY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlL4o03U-lY)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on May 12, 2016, 12:43:22 PM
Strong session Lisa very nice!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 18, 2016, 08:19:27 AM
Thanks Kimm!

And hai Gnome!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 18, 2016, 08:23:40 AM
May 18, 2016

I've been in the office this week, so this is the first day in the gym for me.

Thankfully, my knee and hip issues subsided (at least for now) and I was able to squat again.  Not a bad session.  Mr Flexy had me use his bands for reverse bands squats and that was kind of fun.  A bit scary and I was skittish unracking and trying to get my footing, but I did like it.  I unracked the 275, but my stance was way too narrow and I was too scared to step out again.  So I bailed on it and re-racked it.

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 2
215 x 1
225 x 1
235 x 1

Reverse Band Squats:
235 x 1
255 x 1
275 x fail

No bands:
200 x 3


Bench for me tomorrow.  Mr Flexy bought me a pink slingshot for Mother's Day, and I can't wait to try it out.


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 18, 2016, 08:36:49 AM
Seriously fukking awesome session today.  So proud of you.  :clap:

Can't wait to see what you do with that pink slingshot tomorrow.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on May 18, 2016, 09:23:38 AM
Awesome squat session Lisa!

That Atlantis high row looks great.  I think I would like that.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: XavierNusum on May 18, 2016, 05:13:50 PM
Some high quality work going on here Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 19, 2016, 08:32:34 AM
Thanks Fellers!!  Sure feeling it today.  Actually started to feel it yesterday.  My calves are sore, which doesn't normally happen with squats.  But oh well...

I really have to remember to start practicing wrapping my knees.  I am itching to squat heavier and I know the wraps will help.  I just have to get used to wrapping them.  I figure I'll practice first, then give them a whirl at the gym.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 19, 2016, 08:35:51 AM
May 19, 2016

Slingshot day!  Kinda bummed I wasn't all that strong today, but I really loved the slingshot.  My arms feel like they are going to fall off.

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 2
115 x 3
125 x 1
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
115 x 8
135 x 5
150 x 3
150 x 3


Long weekend up here as we celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday.  The holiday is Monday, but we're taking tomorrow off as well for an extra-long weekend.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 19, 2016, 09:07:42 AM


With Slingshot:

115 x 8
135 x 5
150 x 3
150 x 3


Ain't even lying that was fun as hell to watch.  :clap:

 8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 25, 2016, 08:15:26 AM
May 25, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 1
125 x 1
130 x 1
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 7
155 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 25, 2016, 08:49:58 AM
Epic benching today.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 27, 2016, 07:23:36 AM
Thanks Mr. Flexy!  :-*
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 27, 2016, 07:26:39 AM
May 27, 2016

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 8
155 x 8
175 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 1
235 x 1
245 x 1 --> PR
205 X 3
205 X 3
205 X 3
185 X 6


Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 27, 2016, 08:39:10 AM
May 27, 2016

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 8
155 x 8
175 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 1
235 x 1
245 x 1 --> PR
205 X 3
205 X 3
205 X 3
185 X 6


Happy Weekending!


This

Was


EPIC

:D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 31, 2016, 08:56:10 AM
Thanks mr Flexy!  I will say the DOMS were bloody epic!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 31, 2016, 08:59:37 AM
May 31, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 8
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2
125 x 1
125 x fail
125 x fail

^I think I tuckered myself out with that set at 105. 

With Slingshot:
135 x 5
145 x 3
155 x 1
155 x 1

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 31, 2016, 09:57:34 AM

Bench Press:

105 x 8


Nice rep PR.  :D

Remember when that was your max?  I do.  :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: ljimd on May 31, 2016, 05:39:39 PM
Lotsa' iron movin' round in here.

Nice work lady.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 01, 2016, 07:39:23 AM

Bench Press:

105 x 8



Nice rep PR.  :D

Remember when that was your max?  I do.  :D

Yes, I do remember.  Look to the positives, right?  ;)

Lotsa' iron movin' round in here.

Nice work lady.

Why thank you, good Sir!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 01, 2016, 07:41:01 AM
June 1, 2016

Can't believe it's June already.

Can't believe it's squat day already.

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 1
235 x fail
235 x 1
245 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
185 x 6

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 01, 2016, 08:37:32 AM
Good work today.

Seems to me someone needs to start wrapping those knees....  ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Get-n-fit on June 01, 2016, 09:10:59 AM
Good work today.

Seems to me someone needs to start wrapping those knees....  ;)
I'll 2nd that!

It's great to see your journal updated on the regular, there are only 1 or 2 other women in here that update regularly.  You're doing a great job and really progressing quite well.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on June 03, 2016, 01:20:03 AM
Really strong sessions in here Lisa nicely done! :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 08, 2016, 07:35:32 AM
Good work today.

Seems to me someone needs to start wrapping those knees....  ;)

Another week went by and I didn't wrap.  Bad me.

Good work today.

Seems to me someone needs to start wrapping those knees....  ;)
I'll 2nd that!

It's great to see your journal updated on the regular, there are only 1 or 2 other women in here that update regularly.  You're doing a great job and really progressing quite well.

Thanks!  When our work schedules permit, we can get better consistency.

Really strong sessions in here Lisa nicely done! :)

Thanks Kimm!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 08, 2016, 07:37:56 AM
June 8, 2016

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 5
195 x 5 <--  :)
215 x 2
225 x 1
235 x 1
245 x fail

Reverse Band Squats:
245 x 3
255 x 3
275 x 1

Really liking the reverse band squats.  They help me focus on bar placement and footing, as I'm not so worried about getting back up again.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 08, 2016, 08:19:14 AM
June 8, 2016

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 5
195 x 5 <--  :)
215 x 2
225 x 1
235 x 1
245 x fail

Reverse Band Squats:
245 x 3
255 x 3
275 x 1

Really liking the reverse band squats.  They help me focus on bar placement and footing, as I'm not so worried about getting back up again.

So much awesome today.

That 195 x 5 was pure money.

And not every day you see a woman in the gym with 275 lbs on her back.   :o

So proud of you.  :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 09, 2016, 08:01:31 AM

So much awesome today.

That 195 x 5 was pure money.

And not every day you see a woman in the gym with 275 lbs on her back.   :o

So proud of you.  :D

Aw thanks.  I was very happy with that set at 195.  And the 275 was fun - waaaay harder than anticipated, but fun!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 09, 2016, 08:06:24 AM
June 9, 2016

I started to bench today, but couldn't.  I have a persistent pain in my left arm, just above my elbow, on the outside of the arm.  It's been bugging me, with varying intensity, for months now.  Yesterday it was mighty bad, and today it just screamed.  So I bailed and did some back.  Pulling was fine.  Pressing is a no-go right now.

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Rows:
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8

Reverse Pec Deck:
45 x 8
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
45 x 10
^my arm hurt at the start of the movement, but then was okay so I kept going.

Not sure if I'm in the office or not tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 09, 2016, 08:14:01 AM
Good on you for doing something.

Now get some Voltaren gel on that elbow!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: ljimd on June 16, 2016, 04:38:08 PM
Wish you the best on that elbow.

Noticed you are out-squatting me, so I'm slinking away................
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 17, 2016, 11:48:11 AM
Hey didn't you do some deadlifts in the garage on Wednesday?

Post up, woman!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 17, 2016, 02:15:03 PM
Wish you the best on that elbow.

Noticed you are out-squatting me, so I'm slinking away................

Thanks so much!  I don't know if it is tendonitis or what.  Rest and anti-inflammatory gel seems to help.  I think I'm just getting a bit long in the tooth!

Hey didn't you do some deadlifts in the garage on Wednesday?

Post up, woman!

Okay, but it's pretty bad...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 17, 2016, 02:16:39 PM
June 15, 2016

Mr Flexy was travelling on business, so I did a quick sesh in the garage.  Clearly, I need my coach to kick my arse.

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 1
235 x fail
235 x fail
185 x 2

 :-[
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 17, 2016, 02:23:11 PM
That doesn't look too bad.  You had me worried.

I am so proud of you for lifting even though I wasn't there.  :clap:

Wait, which bar did you use?

If you used the Texas DL Bar keep in mind it is 50 lbs, not 45.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 17, 2016, 02:27:52 PM
Oh!  That's probably it.  The two bars were on the rack.  The bottom one had 2 plates per side on it, so the empty bar above it looked quite attractive to me.  Now that you mention it, the bottom bar was probably on there from you squatting.  So maybe I did use the Texas bar.  The gnurling left perfect imprints in my paws.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 22, 2016, 07:23:36 AM
June 22, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail

With Slingshot
135 x 6
155 x 2
165 x 1
170 x 1

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 22, 2016, 08:58:38 AM

With Slingshot

170 x 1

:smoke:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 23, 2016, 09:00:37 AM
June 23, 2016

Well, I finally started wrapping my knees.  Practised a couple of times last night, and then once I hit 185 today, I wrapped myself.  Mr Flexy wrapped me for the 245 set. I will get the hang of this.  It's unfortunate that I picked today to wrap, as I was pretty weak all-round.  The weight felt heavy every set, unracking and re-racking were rough, my back felt weak, I was off balance a couple of times.  Just not the best day for me.  But, the wrapping has begun and I will stick with it.

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 6

With Wraps:
185 x 3
205 x 2
235 x 1
245 x fail

Back to Sleeves:
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
185 x 6

And that, if you can believe it, took 90 minutes.  Oh well.  Not my best day, but moving forward anyhow. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 23, 2016, 09:19:18 AM
Honestly I thought you were fantastic today.

Very strong gurl!   :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 24, 2016, 09:24:21 AM
Honestly I thought you were fantastic today.

Very strong gurl!   :D

Oh gosh, thanks.   :-*
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 24, 2016, 09:27:45 AM
June 24, 2016

No records set today.  I wasn't particularly powerful.  But I have to say that I am glad I got up and did this workout, as I feel it really loosened me up and stretched me out. 

Standing OHP
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 8
60 x 8
65 x 6
70 x 5
70 x 4
70 x 4
70 x 3

Seated Cable Rows:
110 x 10
110 x 10
110 x 10
110 x 10
110 x 10
110 x 10
110 x 10
110 x 10

Front and Lateral Dumbbell Raise Supersets:
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

Hoist Seated Dip Machine:
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10
65 x 10

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on June 24, 2016, 10:35:40 AM
You're doing fantastic Lisa!
All your lifts have gone up and you're in a really good groove to continue to increase  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: deerslayer on June 25, 2016, 05:49:56 PM
Bad ass Lisa keep it up girl!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 28, 2016, 09:02:18 AM
You're doing fantastic Lisa!
All your lifts have gone up and you're in a really good groove to continue to increase  :thumbsup:

Bad ass Lisa keep it up girl!

Thanks Fellers!   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 28, 2016, 09:04:17 AM
June 28, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 5
115 x 3
125 x 2
130 x 1
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 5
155 x 2
175 x fail


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 28, 2016, 09:32:43 AM
Huge amount of work today.

Sorry about that 175; thought you had it.  Next week.  :D

<3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on June 28, 2016, 10:14:44 AM
Great job Lisa. Don't worry about that 175, you'll get it next time.  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 28, 2016, 07:33:34 PM
Great job Lisa. Don't worry about that 175, you'll get it next time.  8)

Huge amount of work today.

Sorry about that 175; thought you had it.  Next week.  :D

<3

Hey thanks!  I brought it down, then I started thinking about it "Egads! 175 lbs!  What the hell am I thinking?!"  and that was it.  I held it on my chest too long and couldn't bring it back up.  lol...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on June 29, 2016, 07:31:18 AM
Don't worry, you'll get it next time.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 29, 2016, 09:25:12 AM
Need some squat details in here.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 29, 2016, 10:58:06 AM
June 29, 2016

I wasn't going to go to the gym today, but I did and I'm glad.

Squats:
95 x 8
135 x 8
165 x 6
185 x 1
185 x 4
205 x 3
225 x 1
235 x 1
245 x 1
250 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3

I didn't wrap today - I just used my sleeves.  I didn't think I would be lifting very heavy today so I figured why bother wrapping.  But I did okay in the end, I guess.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 29, 2016, 11:04:31 AM
  But I did okay in the end, I guess.

Yeah; I'd say you did "OKAY".   ::)

Turning heads all morning, as usual.

That 250 attempt was solid.  I think if you had descended a bit quicker you would have gotten it.

3 badass dudes walk in covered in tattoos acting like they owned the place and half-squatting 95 lbs.  LMAO

Dude next to you using the same weight as you on your 205 triples (and I think you did 3 sets not 2) and half-squatting as well.

Miss Lisa kicking ass in the squat rack like a boss with legit competition worthy depth at 51 yrs old.

I love it.  <3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on June 29, 2016, 12:39:55 PM
Lisa, you are definitely kicking ass. I would stop and watch if you were in my gym. Great job.

I need to catch up.  ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: deerslayer on June 30, 2016, 08:40:37 AM
  But I did okay in the end, I guess.

Yeah; I'd say you did "OKAY".   ::)

Turning heads all morning, as usual.

That 250 attempt was solid.  I think if you had descended a bit quicker you would have gotten it.

3 badass dudes walk in covered in tattoos acting like they owned the place and half-squatting 95 lbs.  LMAO

Dude next to you using the same weight as you on your 205 triples (and I think you did 3 sets not 2) and half-squatting as well.

Miss Lisa kicking ass in the squat rack like a boss with legit competition worthy depth at 51 yrs old.

I love it.  <3
That's great!!!!!
Awesome job Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Get-n-fit on June 30, 2016, 03:00:46 PM
Great squat day...and only in sleeves! Awesome!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 08, 2016, 08:19:29 AM
Wow, thanks Fellers!  Those are really encouraging comments, and propelled me to work hard this morning. :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 08, 2016, 08:22:47 AM
July 8, 2016

It's been a hectic week, and only got to the gym today.

Squats:
95 x 8
135 x 8
165 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 3 <--- :)
235 x 1
245 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3

Lower back was quite sore on the right side. 

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on July 08, 2016, 08:53:47 AM

Squats:

225 x 3 <--- :)


:rocker:

That.

Was.

Fucking.

AMAZING.

 8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: deerslayer on July 12, 2016, 06:22:05 AM
Your numbers continue to amaze me!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Get-n-fit on August 16, 2016, 01:45:02 PM

Squats:

225 x 3 <--- :)


:rocker:

That.

Was.

Fucking.

AMAZING.

 8)

I second this!! Great Job Lisa!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on August 17, 2016, 07:51:10 AM

Squats:

225 x 3 <--- :)


:rocker:

That.

Was.

Fucking.

AMAZING.

 8)

I second this!! Great Job Lisa!!

x3 Lisa, you're lifting IS amazing. Great job.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on August 17, 2016, 02:14:48 PM
Thanks Guys!

I've been out of the gym since Flex's injury, but we're heading back in September.  I didn't mind the break at all, but I'm looking forward to getting back.

Of course, you know me, I'll be whinging and moaning the first month - strength will be down, DOMS will be agonizing, no PRs in sight.  Sigh... get ready for the boo-hoo-hoos!   ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 29, 2016, 11:11:49 AM
November 24, 2016

Well, we didn't make it back in September.  But I finally got back last week.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
60 x 10
70 x 10
80 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 8
90 x 8
90 x 8

Seated Cable Rows:
70 x 10
80 x 10
90 x 10
100 x 10
100 x 10
100 x 10
100 x 10

Then finished off with about 20 minutes of cardio on the treadmill.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 29, 2016, 11:15:53 AM
November 25, 2016

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 c 10
55 x 8
60 x 4
60 x 5
55 x 8
55 x 5
55 x 5
50 x 6

^^ That was humbling.


Cable Tricep Pressdowns:
20 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10

Cable Bicep Curls:
20 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10

Not gonna pretend.  My upper body was pretty much fractured all weekend.  OUch!

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 29, 2016, 11:18:18 AM
November 29, 2016

First squat session back. 

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 5
175 x 3
195 x 1
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3

I was very nervous. I was afraid I'd fall or drop the bar.  But it ended up okay.

Bench tomorrow.

Really hoping I can be almost back to my old self by Christmas.  Then hit it hard till April and see how I fare.

Edit:  I almost forgot!  Today was the first day I ever pulled my knee sleeves up by myself.  Mr Flexy says my legs must have shrunk.  I felt quite grown up - the same way I felt the first day I tied my shoelaces all by myself.  :)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 29, 2016, 11:25:55 AM
Welcome back.  :clap:

A 195 squat on your first day back after 4 months is pretty good.  :thumbs_up:

You've kept more of your strength than I have. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: kimm4 on November 29, 2016, 08:27:15 PM
November 29, 2016

First squat session back. 

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 5
175 x 3
195 x 1
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3

I was very nervous. I was afraid I'd fall or drop the bar.  But it ended up okay.


It's kind of like riding a bike darlin...you don't forget how to do it.  Looks solid girl nice work!  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on November 30, 2016, 07:30:53 AM
Great job Lisa and welcome back to the iron.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 30, 2016, 08:03:31 AM
Welcome back.  :clap:

A 195 squat on your first day back after 4 months is pretty good.  :thumbs_up:

You've kept more of your strength than I have.

Aw thanks.  It seems I am down 20-25% on my big lifts.  Hoping to see a big improvement by Christmas.

It's kind of like riding a bike darlin...you don't forget how to do it.  Looks solid girl nice work!  8)

Thanks Kimm!  It feels like I'm riding that bike through mud or cement.  And it weighs about a tonne!  lol...

Great job Lisa and welcome back to the iron.

Thanks!  It's good to be back.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on November 30, 2016, 08:07:07 AM
November 30, 2016

Barbell Bench Press:
45 x 10
65 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 5
100 x 3
105 x 1
105 x 2
95 x 5
95 x 5
95 x 4

^ So mad that I couldn't do sets of 6 at 95.  I tried and tried.

Cable Tricep Pressdowns:
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10
30 x 10

That was all. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on November 30, 2016, 08:17:26 AM
Pressing 100+ on your first bench day = not_bad_obama.jpg

:D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on November 30, 2016, 10:17:52 AM
Good benching day Lisa!

Now's your chance to pass Flex up on bench  ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 01, 2016, 08:26:03 AM
Haa!  You guys are funny!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 01, 2016, 08:31:40 AM
December 1, 2016

Ermagerd, it's freaking December already.  I have so much to do.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8

Felt heavy has heck, but both these exercises really stretch me out and I love that.  Joints, muscles, everything feels better, and I think I even breathe better.

My boss sent me this yesterday.  She said it made her think of the both of us, because this is very much how we work.  And I thought to myself that this applies to the gym, home, work, just about every area of life. 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1h6IBkCQAATYeJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 01, 2016, 08:43:51 AM
Just put that little quote in the news.  Good one.

And nice work this morning.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: sakustoms on December 01, 2016, 02:38:12 PM
December 1, 2016

Ermagerd, it's freaking December already.  I have so much to do.

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8

Felt heavy has heck, but both these exercises really stretch me out and I love that.  Joints, muscles, everything feels better, and I think I even breathe better.

My boss sent me this yesterday.  She said it made her think of the both of us, because this is very much how we work.  And I thought to myself that this applies to the gym, home, work, just about every area of life. 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1h6IBkCQAATYeJ.jpg)

You've gotta stop doing so many sets of heavy rows. You're starting to make me feel bad.  :o  ;D

Great job again.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 02, 2016, 08:00:06 AM
Just put that little quote in the news.  Good one.

And nice work this morning.  :)

Thanks!



You've gotta stop doing so many sets of heavy rows. You're starting to make me feel bad.  :o  ;D

Great job again.
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lol.. thanks!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 02, 2016, 08:02:13 AM
December 2, 2016

Deadlifts:
95 x 8
135 x 6
155 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 2
175 x 3
175 x 3
175 x 3

Well, at least my first DL session is under my belt.  Onward and upward.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 09, 2016, 09:32:45 AM
December 7, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 6
105 x 2
110 x 1
110 x 1
110 x fail
95 x 5
95 x 5
95 x 3

Cable Tricep Pressdowns:
30 x 10
40 x 10
50 x 10
60 x 10
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 09, 2016, 09:35:06 AM
December 9, 2016

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
175 x 5
195 x 3
215 x 1
225 x fail
225 x fail
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Slooooooowly creeping my way back.

Old-fashioned baked beans are in the oven (they'll spend the next 7 hours there), and I'm trying my hand at making sausage rolls from scratch.  It's a practice run for Christmas Eve.

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 09, 2016, 09:52:50 AM
Nice work this morning and you looked great doing it.   :-*

For the rest of you:  I guess Lisa has earned some street cred in our gym; some dude was asking her advices on deadlifting today.  8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on December 09, 2016, 10:20:41 AM
I'm trying my hand at making sausage rolls from scratch.  It's a practice run for Christmas Eve.


mmm..

I make mine by cutting pizza dough into long 1.5 inch wide strips and rolling up (sliced lengthwise) fully cooked Italian sausage, partially cooked onions and peppers and mozzarella cheese so it's almost a ball, bake and serve with warm marinara.

great, now I'm hungry. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 10, 2016, 08:47:15 PM
Nice work this morning and you looked great doing it.   :-*

For the rest of you:  I guess Lisa has earned some street cred in our gym; some dude was asking her advices on deadlifting today.  8)

Thank you!  But, we were watching you squat as we were chatting. ;)

I'm trying my hand at making sausage rolls from scratch.  It's a practice run for Christmas Eve.


mmm..

I make mine by cutting pizza dough into long 1.5 inch wide strips and rolling up (sliced lengthwise) fully cooked Italian sausage, partially cooked onions and peppers and mozzarella cheese so it's almost a ball, bake and serve with warm marinara.

great, now I'm hungry. 

Sounds delicious! Happy to report the sausage rolls were great.  I have to figure out timing, but I will make them for Christmas Eve.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 13, 2016, 08:15:10 AM
December 13, 2016

Minor progress.

Squats:
95 x 8
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 1
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 13, 2016, 10:36:12 AM
I am thinking 250+ in April....

Depth was good on all sets.

Nice work.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: reduni on December 13, 2016, 01:51:24 PM
Nice work Lisa. Progress is progress no matter how big or small.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 14, 2016, 08:08:34 AM
Nice work Lisa. Progress is progress no matter how big or small.

Indeed, and thanks! 


I am thinking 250+ in April....

Depth was good on all sets.

Nice work.

Oh man.  I have my work cut out for me!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 14, 2016, 08:10:45 AM
December 14, 2016

Bench Press:
45 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 6
105 x 3
110 x 1
110 x fail
110 x 1
100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 3

Feeling a little more encouraged by this week's bench session.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 14, 2016, 08:26:04 AM
Good job baby; the way things are going you'll be out-bench me in Buffalo....  :)  :(
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 14, 2016, 08:29:43 AM
45 x 10
75 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 1
115 x fail
115 x 1

100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 3

Fixed.  You benched 115 today; not 110.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 14, 2016, 09:00:27 AM
Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! Even better!

And you know, no matter what, I will get stuck at 130-135 again. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Andrew on December 14, 2016, 11:14:04 AM
Nice squats Lisa
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 15, 2016, 08:12:02 AM
Nice squats Lisa

Thanks Andrew!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 15, 2016, 08:14:11 AM
December 15, 2016

Some overhead pressing and a smidge of back work today.  Happy with the progress.

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 8
55 x 8
60 x 8
65 x 6
70 x 3
70 x 3
70 x 3

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 16, 2016, 07:40:15 AM
December 16, 2016

Deadlifts:

135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 2
225 x 1
185 x 5
185 x 3
185 x 5
185 x 4
185 x 3

Work schedule could be precarious, so I'm not sure what's up for next week. 

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on December 16, 2016, 08:04:57 AM
Nice work last 2 days.

My little beastess....  <3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 22, 2016, 08:40:24 AM
December 22, 2016

No great strides were made today, just got in and did some work.

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 6
70 x 4
70 x 3
70 x 3

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Cable Tricep Pushdowns:
50 x 6
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10

That's all.  Either squats or deads tomorrow.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Andrew on December 22, 2016, 12:36:53 PM
Nice work today and mirin that 225 Deadlift you did. 2pps is some strong pulling!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 23, 2016, 10:15:02 AM
Nice work today and mirin that 225 Deadlift you did. 2pps is some strong pulling!

Thanks, Andrew!  It felt good to be back at 2 plates.  Really going to work on it this coming year.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on December 23, 2016, 10:17:11 AM
December 23, 2016

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 8
175 x 6
195 x 3
215 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

I was feeling very out-of-sorts this morning, so I just went in and did some work.  Nothing outstanding, just some work to keep my body in the habit.

A very Merry Christmas to all of you!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Cali on December 23, 2016, 01:03:55 PM
Strength is dragging yourself to the gym when you really don't want to 😂
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 03, 2017, 08:13:34 AM
January 3, 2017

Happy New Year! 

A very difficult return to the gym this morning.  Can't believe it was only 10 days off.  I feel like the clock turned back 6 weeks.

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 6
175 x 3
195 x 1
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3
165 x 3

Bench tomorrow.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 04, 2017, 08:18:35 AM
January 4, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 8
75 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 5
100 x 3
105 x 1
110 x 1
100 x 3
100 x 3
100 x 2
100 x 2
100 x 1

Cable Tricep Pressdowns:
60 x 10
60 x 10
60 x 10
60 x 10
60 x 10

Cardio:
Bike, 20 minutes

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 04, 2017, 08:35:18 AM
Off to a great start for 2017.

:)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on January 04, 2017, 09:54:23 AM
Indeed, nice squat and bench sessions to start the new year!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 05, 2017, 08:22:24 AM
Off to a great start for 2017.

:)

Aw, thanks!

Indeed, nice squat and bench sessions to start the new year!

Thanks and happy New Year!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 05, 2017, 08:25:07 AM
January 5, 2017

Rough one today.  Just felt tired - one of those days where everything was an effort.  Except, oddly, cardio.

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 6
70 x 4
70 x 1
60 x 5
60 x 5

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Cardio
Bike, 25 minutes

I might have managed more on the bike, but was short on time.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 05, 2017, 08:37:38 AM
Might need to look at changing things up.  I don't think doing OHP the day after bench is going to be the best strategy.

But anyway; good for you for grinding it out this morning.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 06, 2017, 09:03:04 AM
Might need to look at changing things up.  I don't think doing OHP the day after bench is going to be the best strategy.

But anyway; good for you for grinding it out this morning.  :)

You're the expert, so I'll listen to you.  :)

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 06, 2017, 09:05:40 AM
January 6, 2017

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 5
185 x 3
205 x 2
215 x 2
225 x 1
225 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Cardio:
Bike, 30 minutes

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 07, 2017, 01:08:52 PM
January 7, 2017

Cardio:
Bike, 35 minutes

I gained 4 lbs this week.   :'(  I suspect I was quite dehydrated from the over-indulgences of the holidays, and I have been re-hydrating all week.  I can see the difference in the skin from swapping out beer in favour of herbal tea and water.

I think I'll make some cabbage soup tomorrow for the week.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on January 07, 2017, 08:31:11 PM

I think I'll make some cabbage soup tomorrow for the week.

Sounds delish! Flex will love it!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 07, 2017, 08:37:44 PM

I think I'll make some cabbage soup tomorrow for the week.

Sounds delish! Flex will love it!

I will never know because I will not be having any of it. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 07, 2017, 08:39:16 PM

I think I'll make some cabbage soup tomorrow for the week.

Sounds delish! Flex will love it!

He saw broccoli in the fridge today and said "WTF are these stupid green trees doing in my fridge?"!  I howled!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Merkley on January 08, 2017, 08:35:10 AM

I think I'll make some cabbage soup tomorrow for the week.

Sounds delish! Flex will love it!

He saw broccoli in the fridge today and said "WTF are these stupid green trees doing in my fridge?"!  I howled!

 LOL!!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 13, 2017, 08:34:13 AM
January 13, 2017

I've been commuting to the office all week, so today was the only day I could go to the gym.  I figured if I could only lift once in a week, that lift ought to be squats.  Not a stellar performance, but oh well.

Squats:
95 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 6
175 x 3
195 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 1
185 x 3
185 x 3
185 x 3

Happy weekending, folks!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 13, 2017, 08:52:05 AM
Solid work today.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: MetFan on January 14, 2017, 12:59:11 PM
Solid work Lisa.

Say what you will, but there are guys in my gym that can't squat those numbers, so hats off to you.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 20, 2017, 11:02:27 AM
Solid work Lisa.

Say what you will, but there are guys in my gym that can't squat those numbers, so hats off to you.

Thanks!  And it was great to see you last weekend!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 20, 2017, 11:05:30 AM
January 20, 2017

Only got to the gym once this week, between being sick and commuting into the office. 

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 6
70 x 4
60 x 8
60 x 6

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Tricep Cable Pressdowns:
30 x 10
30 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10
40 x 10

Happy Weekending!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 24, 2017, 08:13:03 AM
January 24, 2017

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 2
235 x 1
245 x 1
250 x fail
250 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 2

I usually do a set at 155 after my warm-up set, but silly me put the wrong plates on the bar, and was too lazy to switch them out.  lol... 

Happy with the 245.  I am 10 lbs out from my best, so I am encouraged by that.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 24, 2017, 03:29:20 PM
Nice work today; you are gong to crush that 255 PR in April.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: piperdown on January 24, 2017, 04:28:48 PM
Lisa, since April is almost 12 weeks out I think you'll blow past 255 easy.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 25, 2017, 08:39:36 AM
Lisa, since April is almost 12 weeks out I think you'll blow past 255 easy.

Nice work today; you are gong to crush that 255 PR in April.

Thanks Fellers!  I sure hope I do. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 25, 2017, 08:41:35 AM
January 25, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 4
115 x 1
115 x 1
120 x fail
120 x fail
105 x 3
105 x 3
105 x 3
105 x 2

With Slingshot
135 x 2
135 x 3

Cardio:
Bike, 30 minutes

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 25, 2017, 08:45:38 AM
Strong today.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 26, 2017, 09:53:06 AM
January 26, 2017

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 5
70 x 4
60 x 6
60 x 6

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral High Row:
45 per side x 10
65 per side x 10
65 per side x 10
65 per side x 10
65 per side x 10

No cardio.  Got home and had a work crisis.  Maybe I'll be able to later.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 27, 2017, 08:45:49 AM
January 27, 2017

Squats:
95 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
215 x 1
225 x 1
195 x 3
195 x 3

Cardio:
Bike, 30 minutes

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 27, 2017, 09:00:11 AM
Great squatting today.

I am very excited to see what you can do in April.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 29, 2017, 07:55:03 PM
Great squatting today.

I am very excited to see what you can do in April.



I'm nervous!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 29, 2017, 07:55:40 PM
Saw this today.  How to deal with anxiety/stress:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/c7/02/76/c70276d1929eb6c04c5726a65a4d4860.jpg)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 29, 2017, 07:59:30 PM
Great squatting today.

I am very excited to see what you can do in April.



I'm nervous!

250/135/275

Make it happen.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 31, 2017, 07:55:11 AM
January 31, 2017

More squats today.

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
185 x 6
205 x 3
225 x 1
225 x 1
225 x 1
195 x 3
195 x 3
195 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 31, 2017, 08:18:25 AM
b00m!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Andrew on January 31, 2017, 01:40:47 PM
Beauty session! I bet your gonna crush your current meet total
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on January 31, 2017, 02:01:52 PM
I bet your gonna crush your current meet total

:yes:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on January 31, 2017, 05:32:31 PM
Beauty session! I bet your gonna crush your current meet total

Thanks!  I'm sure going to give it a try!

I bet your gonna crush your current meet total

:yes:

I wish I had your faith.  ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 01, 2017, 07:37:32 AM
February 1, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 8
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 5
115 x 1
115 x 1
115 x 1
120 x fail
105 x 3
105 x 3
105 x 3
95 x 6

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 01, 2017, 08:30:33 AM
115 for reps and a 120 or better for a single on Saturday.

That is your goal.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 01, 2017, 08:55:27 AM
115 for reps and a 120 or better for a single on Saturday.

That is your goal.  :)

Yes Coach!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 01, 2017, 08:59:07 AM
9+ hours of sleep, a protein shake for breaky, and some caffeine and go-fast pills, and you'll be there.

:)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 02, 2017, 07:38:10 AM
February 2, 2017

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 6
70 x 4
60 x 6

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Bent-Over Rows:
45 x 10
65 x 10
75 x 10
80 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10
85 x 10

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 02, 2017, 08:17:49 AM
Nice work.  Love the volume.

The bro brigade circle jerk was strong today.  I saw it annoying you.  LOL.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Andrew on February 02, 2017, 12:11:36 PM
Nice work, and that was a ton of volume on the bent rows. Must have felt like carido. 10 rep sets on those always get me super winded
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 02, 2017, 12:42:07 PM
10 rep sets on those always get me super winded

Same, except warmups I never do more than 6 reps of any type of rows.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 02, 2017, 01:11:40 PM
Felt like cardio to me too, once I got the weight up a bit.  And my back is feeling these already - holy smokes.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 03, 2017, 07:31:55 AM
February 3, 2017

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 3
225 x 2
235 x 2
245 x fail
245 x fail
245 x 1
225 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3

Feeling tired this week.  Feeling a bit broken too.  Oh well, bench tomorrow.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 03, 2017, 08:13:58 AM
I think you did well.

And I lol'd because the guy next to you only did 235 x 2 on his top set.  :D  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 04, 2017, 01:45:24 PM
February 4, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 4
110 x 3
115 x 2
120 x fail
120 x fail
105 x 3
110 x 3
110 x 3
110 x 3

With Slingshot:
135 x 6
155 x 2
165 x fail

Tricep Cable Pressdowns:
50 x 10
60 x 10
70 x 10
80 x 10
80 x 10
80 x 10
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 04, 2017, 02:02:03 PM
I know the fail on 120 was a bummer, but the rest of this session was fucking awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 07, 2017, 07:46:52 AM
February 7, 2017

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 3
225 x 2
235 x 1
245 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 07, 2017, 09:02:10 AM
Solid work today, and you looked great doing it.  ;-)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 08, 2017, 07:28:21 AM
February 8, 2017


Bench Press:
45 x 10
85 x 8
95 x 8
105 x 4
110 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x fail
110 x 3
110 x 4
110 x 3

With Slingshot:
135 x 6
155 x 2

Tricep Cable Pressdowns:
80 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 08, 2017, 08:04:27 AM
Nice work today.  I love the people watching you lift but pretending not too.  LOL.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 09, 2017, 07:44:06 AM
February 9, 2017

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 6
70 x 6
75 x 3   :)
80 x fail

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 8

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 09, 2017, 08:08:05 AM
Hardest working chick in the gym for sure.

Those OHP were great.  80lbs next week...
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 10, 2017, 07:51:52 AM
February 10, 2017

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
215 x 3
225 x 1
235 x 1
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 10, 2017, 08:10:22 AM
:clap:

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 11, 2017, 01:28:58 PM
February 11, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 3
120 x 1
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 6
155 x 2
160 x fail
160 x 1

Tricep Pressdowns:
80 x 10
95 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 8

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 11, 2017, 01:36:47 PM
So much awesome in here.

Great work today baby.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 11, 2017, 05:09:48 PM
Great work Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 14, 2017, 07:30:43 AM
So much awesome in here.

Great work today baby.

Great work Lisa!

Aw thanks, Fellers!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 14, 2017, 07:35:03 AM
February 14, 2017

Squats:
95 x 6
135 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 3
225 x 3   :)
235 x 1
245 x fail
245 x fail   :(
210 x 3
210 x 3
210 x 3

Happy St Valentine's Day!

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Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 14, 2017, 08:23:25 AM
Valiant effort on that 245.  Rather see you bury it (like you did) and not get the lift than half squat like everyone else.

Turning heads as usual today.  <3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 15, 2017, 08:15:42 AM
Valiant effort on that 245.  Rather see you bury it (like you did) and not get the lift than half squat like everyone else.

Turning heads as usual today.  <3

I'll get it yet.  Promise.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 15, 2017, 08:20:34 AM
February 15, 2017

I have injured myself somehow.  Actually, it's crept up on me slowly.  Same pain in my arm just above my elbow that I had last year.  It's kind of been sneaking up on me and today I had to bail on bench the pain was so bad.  It's accompanied by a pain in my neck on the same side. 

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x fail

Precor Chest Press:

60 x 10
70 x 10
80 x 10
80 x 8
80 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8

Dumbbell Pec Flys:
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

Still hurt on the chest press, but not as much.  Hurt more on the pec flys and I'm sure my form suffered.  Oh well, I tried to do something useful.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 15, 2017, 08:36:19 AM
Really sorry about your injury/pain.

Take your Aleve and hopefully you can bench on Saturday with me.

Good job on sticking with it out doing something even though you couldn't bench.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 18, 2017, 01:58:59 PM
February 18, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 3
105 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x 1
125 x 1
125 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 2
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 7
155 x 3
165 x 1
170 x fail

Tricep Cable Pressdowns:
90 x 10
100 x 8
100 x 10
105 x 8
105 x 8
105 x 6

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 18, 2017, 02:04:56 PM
Solid work today.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 19, 2017, 02:45:39 PM
February 19, 2017

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
185 x 6
205 x 3
225 x 3
235 x 1
245 x 1
255 x fail
255 x 1
260 x fail
215 x 3
215 x 3
215 x 3
215 x 3
215 x 3

Gorgeous weather here.  Lifted on the driveway in the sunshine and breeze.  Perfect Sunday.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 19, 2017, 02:51:54 PM
Holy Shit!!!!!!! 

:jawdrop:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 22, 2017, 07:37:14 AM
February 22, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x fail
125 x 1
127.5 x fail
127.5 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 1

With Slingshot:
135 x 5

Not a great session today.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 22, 2017, 08:19:50 AM
You worked hard and didn't quit.

Saturday you will kill it.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 23, 2017, 07:36:25 AM
February 23, 2017

Squats:
135 x 8
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 3
230 x 1 <-- thought I was lifting 225.  Didn't realise I had an extra 5lb on one side.  Realised two sets later.
230 x 1
240 x fail
210 x 3
210 x 3
210 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 23, 2017, 08:15:38 AM
Nice work today.

Storytime:  two young girls walked up to the rack next to Lisa, started getting ready to do some squats.  They watched Lisa crank out 3 reps @ 210 and walked away and did leg extensions.  :D

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Andrew on February 23, 2017, 04:02:59 PM
terrific squats, thats some great effort you put in with the three sets of 210x3 after failing at 240. Thats 9 reps at about 90%1RM :eek: Intense!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 23, 2017, 07:19:21 PM
terrific squats, thats some great effort you put in with the three sets of 210x3 after failing at 240. Thats 9 reps at about 90%1RM :eek: Intense!

She's one tenacious gal!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Andrew on February 23, 2017, 08:49:47 PM
terrific squats, thats some great effort you put in with the three sets of 210x3 after failing at 240. Thats 9 reps at about 90%1RM :eek: Intense!

She's one tenacious gal!

Absolutely. I plugged those rep numbers she did for 90% of my 1RM and went and sat on the couch :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 25, 2017, 03:21:29 PM
Thanks Fellers!  Andrew, that made me feel much better about that session.  Thanks very much!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on February 25, 2017, 03:23:16 PM
February 25, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 3
115 x 3
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
115 x 3
115 x fail
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 6

With Slingshot:
135 x 8
155 x 3
165 x fail

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on February 25, 2017, 03:30:31 PM
Very tenacious baby.

Sorry about your elbow issues.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 03, 2017, 07:43:19 AM
March 3, 2017

Been working crazy hours and today was the first day in the gym. 

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 3
235 x 3
245 x 1
255 x 1
215 x 3
215 x 3
215 x 3


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 03, 2017, 08:32:59 AM
Awesome work today.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: BLK00TJ on March 03, 2017, 07:38:11 PM
Good pulling, Lisa!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 04, 2017, 02:39:36 PM
Thanks Fellers!  Hoping for a 275 dead and dreaming of 300.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 04, 2017, 02:42:19 PM
March 4, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 3
125 x 1
130 x 1
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x fail
115 x 3

With Slingshot:
135 x 7
155 x 3
165 x fail

Tricep Pressdowns:
100 x 10
100 x 10
100 x 8
100 x 8
100 x 8

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 04, 2017, 02:46:31 PM
:clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 08, 2017, 08:23:32 AM
March 8, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 2
125 x 1
125 x 1
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 8
155 x 3
165 x 1

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 08, 2017, 08:28:56 AM
You didn't look so happy this morning but I think this was a solid bench day for you.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 09, 2017, 07:41:02 AM
March 9, 2017

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 8
70 x 6
75 x 2

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Close-grip Pulldowns:
105 x 10
120 x 8
120 x 8
120 x 8
105 x 10
90 x 10

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on March 09, 2017, 09:18:32 AM
Big workout this morning Lisa!  Lots of sets & reps, and I'm always impressed at the weight you do on rows and pulldowns.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 10, 2017, 07:37:08 AM
Thanks!  I felt like my arms were going to fall off.  lol..
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 10, 2017, 07:39:11 AM
March 10, 2017

Squats:
45 x 8
135 x 8
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 2
225 x 3
235 x 1
245 x 1
250 x 1 <--- PR   :)
215 x 3
215 x 3
215 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on March 10, 2017, 08:20:49 AM
Miss Lisa outsquatting the bro brigade yet again.

#thingsthatmakemeproud


250 x 1 <--- PR   :)



(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxm7dgUG6q1r1bhg8.gif)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 10, 2017, 09:03:49 AM
Thanks Mr Flexy!  Love that gif! 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Dave on March 10, 2017, 09:41:33 AM
Nice work on that pr :) 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on March 10, 2017, 12:00:06 PM
Congrats on the PR!  :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 11, 2017, 04:12:30 PM
Thanks Guys!  In looking at the vid, it was a tad shallow.  But I'll take it and do better next time.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 11, 2017, 04:14:34 PM
March 11, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 10
105 x 6
115 x 4
120 x 3
125 x 2
130 x 1
135 x fail
135 x fail
120 x 2
120 x 3
120 x 3
120 x 3
120 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 8
155 x 3
165 x 1

Tricep Pressdowns:
100 x 10
100 x 10
100 x 10
100 x 8
100 x 8

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 04, 2017, 08:25:29 AM
I have been swamped with work.  I had a March 31st deadline to meet.  I sat in front of a computer for 19 hours a day all last week.  For weeks before that, it was 12-15 hours a day.  I'm not complaining - it's the nature of the business and it's what I work for all year long. 

But I have learned that, particularly at age 52, the body does not like being that sedentary.  Weeks ago my lower back began giving me problems.  Aches and pains everywhere.  I have the mobility of a geriatric.  I am glad to be getting active again.  But my lifts have really suffered.  I don't know how I'll be able to compete at the end of the month. 

April 1, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 5
135 x 4

An embarassing day.  Those sets of 115 for 2 were very heavy and went up slow as molasses.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 04, 2017, 08:27:16 AM
April 4, 2017

Tried deadlifting and my lower back was just screaming.  I did what I could then rode the bike.  I was a purple-faced sweaty mess when I got off the bike.

Deadlifts:
135 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 3
155 x 1
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 6
135 x 4

Cardio:
Recumbent Bike, 30 minutes

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 04, 2017, 08:36:46 AM
It will come back quick I am sure.

Good job sticking with it despite the aches and pains.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 05, 2017, 05:51:28 PM
It will come back quick I am sure.

Good job sticking with it despite the aches and pains.

I like your positive thinking!  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 05, 2017, 05:52:57 PM
April 5, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 3
115 x 2
120 x 1
125 x fail
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 6
155 x 2


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Dave on April 05, 2017, 06:15:33 PM
Nice work getting back in to the gym.  Hope your lower back pain isn't too serious. 
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 06, 2017, 08:58:56 AM
Nice work getting back in to the gym.  Hope your lower back pain isn't too serious.

Thanks!  I am feeling some improvement.  I think the more I move, the better it will get.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 06, 2017, 09:00:57 AM
April 6, 2017

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 8
65 x 8
70 x 3
70 x 4
60 x 8

Seated Cable Rows:
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 10

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 06, 2017, 09:53:34 AM
b00m!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 07, 2017, 08:25:16 AM
April 7, 2017

Squats:
45 x 8
95 x 6
135 x 8
160 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 1
235 x 1
245 x 1
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 07, 2017, 08:44:18 AM
Great skwat day!   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 14, 2017, 11:22:12 PM
April 8, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 8
115 x 5
125 x 1
130 x 1
135 x 1
135 x fail
120 x 3
120 x 3
120 x 3
120 x 3
120 x 3

Slingshot:
135 x 8
155 x 3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 14, 2017, 11:24:08 PM
April 14, 2017

Squats
45 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 3
235 x 1
245 x fail
245 x 1
255 x unracked but chickened out
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 15, 2017, 11:45:14 AM
Turning heads as usual.

Awesome work yesterday!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Andrew on April 15, 2017, 01:15:01 PM
Nice squats. Meet PR coming soon!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 18, 2017, 09:03:47 AM
Turning heads as usual.

Awesome work yesterday!

Aw, thanks Mr Flexy!

Nice squats. Meet PR coming soon!

Thanks Andrew, I really hope so.  I am not very well prepared for this meet.  If I improve just 5 lbs per lift, I think I'll be happy given my inconsistent training the last couple of months.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 18, 2017, 09:08:54 AM
April 18, 2017

|Deadlifts:

135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 3
235 x 1
245 x 1
255 x fail
255 x fail
215 x 3
215 x 3
215 x 3

I am happy I was able to do this today.  My last deadlift session was awful as I had such terrible back pain.  The session before that was March 3rd!  I really didn't have high hopes for today.  Had some discomfort and twinges in the early sets, but was able to keep going.  My last sets at 215 were not very pretty, but I got them.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: tobymax on April 18, 2017, 09:57:30 AM
Very nice work.  It's good to see your weights gradually going up and up.  That's what it's all about, right?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 18, 2017, 02:44:47 PM
The beastess is back.   8)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 19, 2017, 09:57:52 AM
Very nice work.  It's good to see your weights gradually going up and up.  That's what it's all about, right?

I agree!  And thanks!

The beastess is back.   8)

Getting there!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 19, 2017, 09:59:28 AM
April 19, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 5
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3

With Slingshot:
135 x 6
155 x 1
155 x 1

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 19, 2017, 10:17:43 AM

Bench Press:

115 x 5


:clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 21, 2017, 07:58:18 AM
April 21, 2017

Squats:
45 x 8
135 x 8
160 x 6
185 x 3
215 x 3
225 x 2
235 x 1
245 x fail
245 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 5

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on April 21, 2017, 09:17:10 AM

Squats:

245 x fail


So close......250 next weekend!


Squats:

205 x 5

b00m!

You had a little audience on that set.  :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 06, 2017, 04:01:47 PM
May 6, 2017

Alrighty then.  Back at it.  No racks available, so I started with some seated rows, but then a rack freed up, so I grabbed it.

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 10
65 x 8
70 x 4
75 x 3
80 x fail
80 x fail
70 x 4
70 x 4
70 x 3

Atlantis Rows:
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 06, 2017, 04:32:17 PM

75 x 3
80 x fail
80 x fail


That set @ 75 was pure money, but ya that shit gets heavy fast, eh?   :yes:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Dave on May 06, 2017, 04:48:12 PM
Excellent!  I'm assuming you'll be competing in Buffalo too?
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 06, 2017, 04:51:09 PM
Excellent!  I'm assuming you'll be competing in Buffalo too?

She better get 700 total or no sex for a year.  :D

SRS










OK, not srs,








but at least a week.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Dave on May 06, 2017, 05:00:14 PM
Strict coach  ;D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 06, 2017, 05:25:19 PM

75 x 3
80 x fail
80 x fail


That set @ 75 was pure money, but ya that shit gets heavy fast, eh?   :yes:

Real fast!


Excellent!  I'm assuming you'll be competing in Buffalo too?

Thanks Dave!  Yes, looking forward to Buffalo.  Love that it's a shorter drive too.  And that venue looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 20, 2017, 06:55:58 PM
May 13, 2017

Squats:
45 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 1
235 x fail
235 x 1
195 x 5
195 x 4
195 x 4
195 x 2

I was in agony for days after this.


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 20, 2017, 06:59:48 PM
May 18, 2017

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
55 x 8
60 x 8
65 x 8
70 x 6
75 x 5
80 x 2

Seated Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Front and Lateral DB Raise Supersets:
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10

Reverse Pec Deck:
45 x 10
45 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10
55 x 10
55 x 10





Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 20, 2017, 07:01:06 PM
May 19, 2017

Squats:
45 x 6
135 x 6
155 x 5
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 1
225 x 1
195 x 3
195 x 3
195 x 3


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 20, 2017, 07:04:21 PM
May 20, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x fail
130 x fail
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3

With Slingshot:
135 x 6
155 x 3
165 x 1

Tricep Cable Pressdowns:
80 x 10
90 x 10
100 x 8
100 x 8
100 x 8


I've been sick with some sort of chest cold.  Almost 2 weeks later and I feel as though I'm breathing through a wet sponge.  Hope this goes away completely soon!




Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 20, 2017, 07:17:57 PM
OK, this bullshit cold bug ls is behind us  Let's kick some ass next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: Bando on May 20, 2017, 09:20:57 PM


I've been sick with some sort of chest cold.  Almost 2 weeks later and I feel as though I'm breathing through a wet sponge.  Hope this goes away completely soon!

Tree pollen has been super high, I've resorted to taking an allergy pill every morning, helping a LOT. Not sure if your prone to allergies.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: reduni on May 20, 2017, 10:12:06 PM


I've been sick with some sort of chest cold.  Almost 2 weeks later and I feel as though I'm breathing through a wet sponge.  Hope this goes away completely soon!

Tree pollen has been super high, I've resorted to taking an allergy pill every morning, helping a LOT. Not sure if your prone to allergies.

This what it's been for me. I've been great the last few years but something was especially high this year.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 30, 2017, 08:31:50 AM
May 25, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 5
115 x 2
120 x 1
120 x 1
115 x 2
115 x 3
115 x 2
115 x 1
115 x 1
115 x 2
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 2




Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 30, 2017, 08:33:04 AM
May 30, 2017

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 3
245 x fail
245 x fail
245 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 30, 2017, 08:48:55 AM
Nice work today.  You'll be pulling 250 next time.

Love that shirt on you too.  😉
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 31, 2017, 08:27:19 AM
Nice work today.  You'll be pulling 250 next time.

Love that shirt on you too.  😉

I'd better.  And, thanks.   :-*
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on May 31, 2017, 08:28:55 AM
MaY 31, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 5
115 x 3
120 x 2
125 x 1
130 x 1
135 x fail
120 x 3
120 x 3
120 x 2
120 x 3
120 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 6
155 x 2
165 x fail




Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on May 31, 2017, 09:03:51 AM
Nice work today.  :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 01, 2017, 08:26:25 AM
June 1, 2017

Close-grip Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 7
105 x 10
105 x 6
105 x 10

Standing Overhead Press:
5 x 10
55 x 8
65 x 8
70 x 6
75 x 5
80 x 3
80 x 3
70 x 6

Dumbbell Lateral Raises:
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10







Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 01, 2017, 02:02:35 PM
Standing Overhead Press:

80 x 3
80 x 3

Hell yeah!   ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 02, 2017, 09:12:27 AM
June 2, 2017

Squats:
Bar x 8
135 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 2
225 x 1
235 x 1
205 x 3
205 x 2
205 x 2

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 02, 2017, 09:27:16 AM
Nice work today, baby.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 09, 2017, 07:47:02 AM
June 8, 2017

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
55 x 10
65 x 8
70 x 6
75 x fail
75 x 3
65 x 6
65 x 6

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10

Front and Lateral Dumbbell Raise:
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10



Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 09, 2017, 07:48:06 AM
June 9, 2017

Squats:
45 x 8
135 x 6
155 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 1
225 x 1
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 09, 2017, 08:21:50 AM
Good squats today, baby.  <3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 14, 2017, 07:35:47 AM
June 13, 2017

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 1
225 x 2
235 x 1
245 x fail
245 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3



Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 14, 2017, 07:37:40 AM
June 14, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 3
125 x 2
130 x 1
135 x fail
120 x 3
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2

Slingshot:
135 x 5

I started out okay, but tired pretty quickly.   :(




Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 14, 2017, 08:14:32 AM
Nice session though.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 15, 2017, 08:57:42 AM
Nice session though.

Aw, thanks!
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 15, 2017, 08:59:51 AM
June 15, 2017

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
55 x 10
65 x 8
70 x 6
75 x 5
80 x 3
80 x fail
65 x 6

Hammer Strength High Rows:
45 x 10
55 x 10
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8
70 x 8

Front and Lateral Dumbbell Raise:
10 x 8
10 x 8
10 x 8






Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 16, 2017, 08:54:08 AM
June 16, 2017

Squats:
45 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 6
205 x 3
225 x 1
235 x fail
235 x 1
245 x fail
210 x 3
210 x 3
210 x 3
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 16, 2017, 10:11:13 AM
Squats:
210 x 3
210 x 3
210 x 3

That's money right there!  :clap:

Another few sessions and you'll be doing triples with 225, open in August with 230-235, 250 2nd attempt, then b00m! 260!!!   :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 16, 2017, 10:22:37 AM
Squats:
210 x 3
210 x 3
210 x 3

That's money right there!  :clap:

Another few sessions and you'll be doing triples with 225, open in August with 230-235, 250 2nd attempt, then b00m! 260!!!   :D

I love your spirit!  I could use some of that enthusiasm and confidence!   :-*
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 16, 2017, 10:51:18 AM
I honestly think you are going to kill it in August.

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 21, 2017, 09:03:18 AM
June 20, 2017

Deadlifts:
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 5
205 x 3
225 x 2
245 x fail
245 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 21, 2017, 09:04:27 AM
June 21, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 6
115 x 5
125 x 3
130 x 1
135 x 1 - almost.  didn't touch
135 x fail
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 3

Slingshot:
135 x 5




Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 21, 2017, 09:27:08 AM

Bench Press:

115 x 5
125 x 3

:whistle:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 22, 2017, 08:31:33 AM

Bench Press:

115 x 5
125 x 3

:whistle:

 :D
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 22, 2017, 08:33:50 AM
June 22, 2017

Standing Overhead Press:
45 x 10
55 x 10
65 x 8
75 x 5
80 x 3
80 x fail
65 x 8
65 x 8
65 x 6

Seated Cable Rows:
105 x 10
105 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10
120 x 10

Smith Machine Overhead Press:
95 x 2
95 x 1
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 8
85 x 6




Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 23, 2017, 08:37:58 AM
June 23, 2017

Squats:
45 x 8
135 x 8
155 x 8
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 3
245 x 1
250 x 1 <---- PR
225 X 1
210 X 3
210 X 3

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 23, 2017, 08:45:50 AM

Squats:

250 x 1 <---- PR

b00m!!!!!!

You've had a great week of training.

Can't wait to deadlift with you in the garage on Sunday.  :D  :) ;)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 27, 2017, 09:58:19 AM
June 27, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 8
105 x 8
115 x 4
125 x 2
130 x fail
130 x fail
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 6
155 x 1



Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 27, 2017, 10:26:02 AM
Triples only on Friday on every set and you'll get that 130, and more.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 28, 2017, 10:29:13 AM
Triples only on Friday on every set and you'll get that 130, and more.

And it's a holiday so we'll be well rested.   :)
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on June 28, 2017, 10:30:13 AM
June 28, 2017

Squats:
Bar x 8
135 x 8
155 x 8
185 x 6
205 x 3
225 x 3
235 x fail
235 x 1
210 x 3
210 x 3
210 x 3


Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on June 28, 2017, 10:32:39 AM
Turning heads again this morning......  :clap:
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 18, 2017, 09:31:43 AM
I haven't stopped training.  Just fell behind posting.

June 30, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 3
105 x 3
115 x 3
125 x 1
120 x 3
120 x 2
120 x 1
120 x 1
120 x 1

^ I remember that was a very bad day.  Lots of interruptions from work. 

July 6, 2017

Overhead Press (Smith Machine):
65 x 10
75 x 8
75 x 10
80 x 8
85 x 8
90 x 4
90 x 4
95 x 2
100 x 1
100 x fail
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6
85 x 6

Wide-grip Lat Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 6
105 x 6

July 7, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 7
105 x 6
115 x 3
125 x 1
130 x fail
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2
120 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 7
155 x 2
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 18, 2017, 09:37:55 AM
July 11, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 5
115 x 3
125 x 1
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 3
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 4

July 12, 2017

Deadlifts:
140 x 8
160 x 6
190 x 3
210 x 3
230 x fail
230 x 1
240 x 1
210 x 2
210 x 3
210 x 1

^I didn't realise until near the end of my workout that the Texas deadlift bar weighs 50 lbs, not 45.

July 13, 2017

Overhead Press (Standing):
45 x 10
55 x 10
65 x 8
70 x 6
75 x 4
80 x 3
80 x 6
70 x 6
70 x 6

Wide-grip Lat Pulldowns:
90 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
105 x 10
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 18, 2017, 09:39:06 AM
July 15, 2017

Squats:
Bar x 10
135 x 8
155 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x fail
225 x 1
235 x fail
205 x 3
205 x 3
205 x 2

Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on July 18, 2017, 09:40:21 AM
July 18, 2017

Bench Press:
45 x 10
95 x 6
105 x 4
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 1
115 x 2

With Slingshot:
135 x 3

Well that sucked.
Title: Re: Lisa's Lifting
Post by: FLEX on July 18, 2017, 10:46:13 AM
Well that sucked.

Sorry baby....