My pull day was a bit… different. I think we did all new exercises. Some of them were great. Others were a bit awkward. I definitely missed the dead lifts.
We worked on grip and forearm strength, though, which is awesome. Trainer Lana is an avid rock climber so she’ll know how to best help me with that. My forearms and wrists are the feature I am most self-conscious about. It’ll be great to see what we can do!
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Trainer Ash is off to bigger things in the bigger city so today I was introduced to Trainer Lana. It was also the start of the “strength” portion of my program and a pull day. Nice!
Solid workout today and even went up a bit. I let Lana know that I have a bit of a self-motivation problem so hopefully she can push me to reach my goals.
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Today is my first day back on the regular workout routine, this time back to the bulk-building flow. That means lower weights and higher reps. And it was a pull day. It was AWESOME.
I went up in weight with everything. It was so amazing to be able to see, immediately, the progress I’ve made during the strength track. It was also super satisfying to use lower weights because I felt more in control of the movements. I left the gym feeling like a million bucks. I needed this after the slightly frustrating, slightly depressing week I’ve had. Now I can’t wait to kick it again.
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Really solid pull day today. I even went up in weight for my dumbbell rows. I think the most notable thing that happened was that I’m coming along with isolating the muscles I should be using. Turns out for the seated rows, I was engaging my triceps instead of my back. The exercises seemed a bit easy but they felt good, like they were doing what they are meant to do.
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Sort of a status-quo pull day today. I don’t think I went up in weight at all. Good workout, overall, though. Getting to the point where I’m really learning what to feel when I do the exercises, which is awesome.
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Today I officially started the strength-building portion of my training, which means higher weights and lower reps. I think I did pretty well today. Starting something new like this is always a bit of wait-and-see, especially where the weight limits are concerned. I got a great workout, though!
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Wow, killer pull day workout today! I could really see how far I’ve come. I went up in weight with just about every exercise and I was able to complete all my sets without any assistance (well, just once but it wasn’t much).
It’s amazing how quickly I’ve been able to get back in the saddle. Also, I seem to be responding super well to the “push/pull/leg” workout. Awesome!
This is my last week of the 12-rep sets. Next week, it’ll be on to higher weight, lower reps. #GAINZ.
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Since I was closing on my first house on Friday (yay!), I missed my pull day workout. So we made up for it today. It was great! Pull day is fast becoming my favorite workout routine.
Strangely enough, I’m really growing to like deadlifts. They’re so badass.
I think I broke my weight record in all the lifts today. Woohoo!
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“Pull” day workout today. It was great! I felt like I was really pushing myself (or pulling myself) today with my weight limits and making sure I got all my reps in and that they were good.
It was also an important workout because I did my first real set of deadlifts… and they were awesome! It’s always good to do stuff that scares you; mostly you come out less afraid.
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