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Strength Stat - Elizabeth Unexplained
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Strength Stat
So, my gym finally got in the new hand weights they'd been promising us all summer two weeks ago, and my body decides to celebrate by spending all my experience points on upping my strength stat and promptly outgrowing them. :-)

What's astounding about it is the all-at-once nature of the change. Usually its one set of muscles one week, and a different set the next week, so it all seems gradual. In this morning's strength training class I discovered that 15 pound weights are no longer challenging enough for the overhead press, and I had to switch to 17.5 for the second set. Then on the bicep curls I got through all the repetitions on both sets with the 17.5 pound weights, which means I'll have to scavenge for a pair of 20s next time. Then it was big news on my weak muscles. My triceps which had just graduated to 12.5 pound weights are now ready for 15s, and my anterior deltoids are finally ready to move from 8 to 10 pound weights.

This is the thing I love about strength training, the feeling that you get when you can suddenly do things that seem impossible or at least implausible before.

Current Mood: Buff

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twe From: twe Date: November 9th, 2004 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Darn, I used to belong to your gym, but I finally quit cos I was no good going by myself. If only I'd known I had a potential gym buddy! Ah well...
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: November 9th, 2004 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Its not to late, at least if you don't mind going at 6am every morning :-P
twe From: twe Date: November 9th, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Never mind....

Yah, that's not going to happen. :) Well, at least I don't feel quite so bummed then....
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