Now that I'm near the finish line, I treated myself to a great workout at my gym after I got done my internship rotation today.
And let me tell you: IT FELT GREAT!
I am in love with lifting. Some people say that they get a "runner's high" from running... well, I get a "lifter's high" from lifting heavy weights.
I started my workout with Clean to Press for 3 sets of 8 with 65 lbs and then 2 sets of 4 with 85lbs (the bar plus plates). Now, since this is an explosive movement, those weights may seem wimpy, but cleaning and pressing them four times is not really that easy. Between sets I did one-leg hip lifts on the exercise ball.
Then, I moved onto my favorite exercise: Deadlifts! I did 4 sets with weights that moved from 155 to 185. That's what probably made me feel so great.... lifting heavy makes my endorphins pour out from my glands. This was super-set (SS) with hanging leg raises.
Next, Standing overhead plate press SS with Bulgarians and Side bends.
Next, One arm splits stance shoulder press with pull-throughs (for my butt) and front planks.
Finally, weighted sit ups with side planks and Burpees.
Then, me in a puddle of sweat and a huge grin on my face.
Some guy even came up to me and said: "Are you training for something? Because you don't see women who workout like that at all"
I smiled at him and just said "That's why I co-authored a book on it so women will lift like this"
What a great day. I feel like a million bucks. :) Life is good.