Oh Heavy Lifting – You are my drug

Uhm why yes...I DO!

There is something addicting about heavy lifting. I think it’s the thrill of lifting something that weighs more than you.

But it is also an addiction to the adrenaline rush that follows a successful heavy lift (I’m so addicted that it even keeps me coming back after several failures).

And Candy and Brian have the bug too. We all can’t help it.

We can’t resist lifting heavy even if we don’t like the lift! Candy hates heavy back squats and Brian just hates doing legs in general (I happen to LOVE leg day..but then again I’m not so fond of bench) BUT we all still pushed ourselves to lift our max yesterday.

Candy got so close to a new PR of 190 and Brian lifted so much the bar was bending (which makes me nervous to spot him!). While I didn’t hit a new PR, I did manage to squat 200lbs! 🙂

We just can’t resist pushing ourselves to lift more even if we aren’t feeling it that day!

On top of the heavy squat sets, Candy and I did the workout below. Brian did his own but he did suffer through balance lunges (preacher squats, Bulgarian squats…whatever you want to call them) just for me (he absolutely HATES THEM) haha 😉

Candy and my bubble butt workout from yesterday:

Heavy squats with max out

Balance lunges with 35lbs in each hand (We love our green kettlebells)
supersetted with
Kettlebell Swings 60lbs

Cocktail lunges with 35lbs in each hand (Lunge forward and back for one rep)
supersetted with
Romanian Deadlifts 70lbs

Step Ups with 24lbs in each hand
supersetted with
Sumo Squats 50lbs

Side Band walks (A little abductor and glute work)
supersetted with
Adduction on sliders (This exercise looks very very odd. You kneel on the sliders, do small splits and then pull your knees back together.)

Yea lots of stuff..my butt and hamstrings are happy today! 🙂

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Posted on October 26, 2011, in Man Biceps, Workout and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. mine: 100 m of walking lunges with a 25 lb plate overhead. OHHHHH THE PAIN (it’s actually not as bad as when we did 400 m walking lunges with no weight)

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