So I posted a long introduction in my first post a few days ago, see First Post.
I mentioned that I had joined a gym last week, and having never done weights of any kind before found it intimidating, so had been fucking around on the weight machines. Lots of people telling me to get over myself and just get it done!
Went there this morning and got over myself and started Stronglifts Workout A today. Following using the App so :-
- Squat - Bar only 20kg
- Bench Press - Bar only 20kg
- Barbell Row - 30kg
Squats no problem at that weight :-), need to ensure I start getting my form correct though. Bench Press a bit harder but still completed. Barbell Row - Found this really hard, especially as no idea how good my form was, tried doing them side on to look in mirror to see back shape, was definitely rounding. Main thing was that I felt alot of stress in lower back so only did 3 sets and left it at that. Lower back is a little sore now, see how it goes tommorow.
Not back to gym until Saturday most likely so have 2 days rest and then I am on Workout B, where DL at 40kg 1st time is going to be interesting.
Should I deload the lower back stressing ones for a week or two given the fact I have no experience of strength training only long distance running. Need to make sure I take it very slow, possibly slower than stronglifts recommendations ?
So starting lifting is a very small step in the big scheme of things, but quite a big one for me personally. Thanks to everyone who called me out on it!