Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A good day

Yesterday, I deadlifted 100 pounds.

On the other hand, when I tried to do a set of three overhead presses with 57 pounds, the third one inspired a spate of unladylike words as my right shoulder chose the moment the bar was almost - almost! - to the top of the rep to go extremely unstable. It hurt like blazes, too, on the way down. It didn't actually feel injured, just unstable and aggravated. Right pissed off, as a matter of fact. 

So I gave it five minutes to recover, and tried again. I got two rep, and one the third, the bar got to about ear height and I just ran out of gas. Picture a car halfway up an icy hill, wheels spinning madly as it slowly slides backward... that was my third rep.

Friday, I'll try again - but we'll back off to 50 pounds and concentrate on form, making sure it's perfect before we add weight back.

But you know what? I deadlifted 100 pounds. It was an awesome day.


  1. That's a HUGE improvement! Congrats!

  2. Congratulations on the progress, even with some setback - still progress!

  3. Old NFO - It sure is! Watch out, or I'll be an enthusiastic convert to weightlifting ways and try to recruit you to come to the gym, too!

    Orvan - Thanks! Yeah, the idea that I've stalled out at 57 pounds is still mindboggling, considering I still have to remember that I don't need to wince in anticipation when putting away glasses and dishes above shoulder height anymore.

    Rev Paul - Indeed! God is gracious, and life is awesome! I'm not as broken as I used to be!