Re: I\'m curious about your past and present strength
<blockquote><font class="small">posted by luvmypt:</font><hr /> Sicily1962,
How long have you been lifting? Could you give me a glimpse of your workout? I've switched from flat bench to db presses due to shoulder problems and actually like them a lot better. I just moved up to 40 lbers.
I've been doing 1 body part/day w/ 1 hour workout. I lift 5 days/week. I try to do 3-4 different exercises with 8-10 reps where it's tough to get the last 1 done. I do 3-4 sets.
From what I see from the posts, I'm not doing something right, unless you guys have been lifting for years and years. Okay fine, I'm an 'A' personality, and am more competitive (aka hard on myself) than I'm willing to acknowledge.
Help me Obie Won. You are my only hope. <hr /></blockquote>
You are ABSOLUTELY doing everything right!!
Gains come from consistent training and good nutrition and REST!!
Believe me, i am just "bull-headed"!! [img]/forum/images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
I won't take no for an answer.
If i have trouble w/ a lift, whatever, i go back and do it again.
If i have to lower the weight to get my form perfect in order to regain strength, that's what i do.
Whatever it takes.
Believe me, those little 2 1/2lbs plates at my gym...use them!
You won't believe how quickly your gains can be.
Gains don't come by leaps and bounds...baby steps.
Remember that and you will always be confident in what you can do and achieve!!
My workouts are posted in my training journal as i am preparing for an Oct. 26th Bodybuilding show here.
This is my priority and with just 82 days to go...i cannot let anything get in the way of my focus.
You will never see me to the same weight, exercise or rep scheme from week to week.
Change is good and if you make your training flexible..you will see the gains come.
But remember...nutrition is 80% of everything you do.
If you do not eat and supplement correctly, it won't matter in long run.
You have to feed your muscles. I hope this helps.
Have a great day!!