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This is my new hashtag when I’m tweeting, facebooking or whatever about weight lifting. #DoWork. I searched the hashtag on Facebook one day several weeks ago and laughed a lot at the results. šŸ™‚

I signed up and started following NerdFitness about two weeks ago after catching an article written there. Because I’m working a program that’s already designed, I haven’t delved into the site much, but it’s one of those things, when you see a good resource you want to keep it.

For my squat challenge today, Day 21, I had 145 squats. I had them all done by 7 am. I did a set of 50, rested for 2 minutes, did 45, rested for about 3 minutes and did the last 50, the last 10 I had to dig deep to do. In the beginning of this 30 day challenge, I was breaking my squats up into sets of 20, it was the way I could manage it. Did them throughout the day..and enjoyed it, but doing them within a few minutes presents a new challenge that I really like, it’s not only strength now, it’s also endurance. AND THOSE WORDS!!

I have those words tattooed as Kanji, on my right wrist and the back of my right shoulder. For me they always meant mental strength and endurance, the ability to get through anything, and now? Now it’s a physical AND mental thing for me.

I’m thoroughly addicted. My only problem is financing this new habit. Honestly, if I gave up some other things, this wouldn’t be a problem..but I’m not ready to do that yet and I can still work effectively at home for the time being. My next goal is to get into Deadlifting. Sounds scary, looks scary, but I’m going to do it.

Check this out with a barbell :


working on improving balance and single leg stuff – single leg stiff leg deadlifts with one dumbbell. Why is it always the "easy" accessory work that is the most painful and that I am the worst at?? Rest of training: Squats 8 sets of 2 at 225 3 sets of 8 at 140 Hip raises Biking And lots of mobility

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