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Avalonna

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  • Birthday 03/08/1967

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  1. I have had so much going on that I have been horribly neglectful of NerdFitness. I even stopped tracking on my spreadsheet and just had to carefully recreate the past week, which was a PITA! Boo. Here's my last workout, from the 29th: Rowing (machine):0:05:00 (+44 pts)Barbell Squat:65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts) 85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts) 85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts) 95 lb x 5 reps (+65 pts) 100 lb x 5 reps (+67 pts) Rack Deadlift:95 lb x 5 reps (+41 pts) 115 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts) 120 lb x 5 reps (+48 pts) Lat Pulldown:70 lb x 8 reps (+23 pts) 70 lb x 8 reps (+23 pts) Push-Up:8 reps (+15 pts) 8
  2. My gym has a setup (I think it's a Smith machine?) that I use for bench presses. The barbell rides in a vertical track so it can't move side to side, and you can set stops on the track so the bar can't go below a certain height. I set the stops so the bar is barely touching my chest at the bottom. You might theoretically get stuck under the bar, but there is no way it could crush you. Also, the bar has these hook-thingies on it so you can catch the bar at any height you want, so if you can push it a little ways up but not all the way, you can hook it on (just by rolling the bar slightly) and s
  3. Avalonna

    Mac on the Range

    I had kale chips yesterday! Yum!
  4. Avalonna

    Mac on the Range

    I guess I'm a real lifter, since I've dropped a plate on my toe! I thought it was broken and had to have my husband come and pick me up at the gym since I couldn't walk home. It was okay, though - just turned a pretty shade of dark purple. #wuss
  5. Gym day, with TWO PRs! Rowing (machine):0:05:00 (+44 pts)Barbell Squat:65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts)85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts)85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts)95 lb x 5 reps (+65 pts)100 lb x 5 reps (+67 pts)Rack Deadlift:95 lb x 5 reps (+41 pts)115 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts)120 lb x 5 reps (+48 pts)Lat Pulldown:70 lb x 8 reps (+23 pts)70 lb x 8 reps (+23 pts)70 lb x 8 reps (+23 pts)Push-Up:9 reps (+17 pts)9 reps (+17 pts)Dumbbell Bicep Curl:15 lb x 6 reps (+30 pts)15 lb x 6 reps (+30 pts)I was planning to go for a 100 lb back squat, but by the time I finished 95x5, I was done. I went on
  6. Count me in among the math-challenged. I am constantly counting my plates, not always correctly!
  7. Avalonna

    Mac on the Range

    Mac, I am right behind you with lifting! I just hit two PRs today: 100 lbs on my back squat and 120 lbs on my rack deadlift. I realized after my workout that I could have been using the 35 lb plates for my deadlift, and that I only have 15 more pounds to go before I can use the 45 lb plates and will be the right height to do deadlifts from the floor instead of a rack! Are you doing your deadlifts from the floor? I'm a bit worried that they will be a lot harder.
  8. The groom came from a problematic family, and the only family members he invited to the wedding were his mom and brother, and they were totally into it.
  9. The bride's parents are practicing pagans who are WAY into costumery. They have a huge Solstice party every year, and the daughter piggybacked her wedding onto the Solstice party. So, they were more than OK with it!
  10. Weekly wrap-up: Goal the First: Get Supple I missed 2 out of 7 MobilityWOD sessions. Boo! Grade: C Goal the Second: Get StrongGot my 2 gym workouts in. Grade: A Goal the Third: Get Serene 40 out of 45 minutes of meditation. Grade: B Goal the Fourth: Get Sweet-Free (sort of) Ate sugar twice: tiramisu while out to dinner, then kind of all day at a wedding. I'm going to mark myself down for the wedding because it was a bit excessive. Grade: B+ I had a good time at the wedding, though! It was a pirate wedding! "ARRRR!!"
  11. I've been a very lackluster poster during this challenge. Sorry! Here's my gym workout from Saturday: Cycling (stationary):0:05:00 (+5 pts) Barbell Squat:65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts) 85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts) 85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts) 85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts) 95 lb x 5 reps (+65 pts) Rack Deadlift:95 lb x 5 reps (+41 pts) 105 lb x 5 reps (+43 pts) 115 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts) Push-Up:10 reps (+19 pts) 6 reps (+11 pts) Lat Pulldown:70 lb x 8 reps (+23 pts) 70 lb x 8 reps (+23 pts) I cut back my reps by a bit because my DOMS was so bad after my previous gym vist. This time I have barely any DOMS at all
  12. Isn't it so awesome getting PRs every week?! That's one thing about being a beginner that rocks!
  13. Finally - back to the gym! Cycling (stationary):0:05:00 (+5 pts)Barbell Squat:65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)65 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts)85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts)85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts)85 lb x 5 reps (+61 pts)90 lb x 5 reps (+63 pts)Rack Deadlift:85 lb x 5 reps (+38 pts)85 lb x 5 reps (+38 pts)105 lb x 5 reps (+43 pts)105 lb x 5 reps (+43 pts)110 lb x 5 reps (+45 pts)Lat Pulldown:70 lb x 8 reps (+23 pts)80 lb x 8 reps (+25 pts)Push-Up:12 reps (+23 pts)9 reps (+17 pts)5 reps (+9 pts)Body Weight Inverted Row (Let Me Ups):7 reps (+14 pts)I didn't reach my former squat weight of 95
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