The start was less of a race and more like a steady toe dip...
It was definitely a fun session...The big weights will come and they will be enforced!!
I had an eye opener as to how much I could and couldn't lift and I will take you through exactly what I did in this particular post.
As said earlier in the blog my aim for this week was to set the foundation by picking 6 exercises (2 per body part) to give some initial movement and get used to lifting again.
In this session I decided to do the following:
Lat pull down
Incline bench press
Bicep curls (I couldn't resist)
The most important thing learnt is that I can't do incline bench press at the moment and had to swop to a machine rather than free weights.
Luckily the gym didn't have many people in to save having to hide my face!
Weight wise, the below is what I lifted comfortably for each exercises keeping in mind the 4 set 6 rep focus I have.
Bench Press - 40kg total (including 10kg bar)
Squats - 60kg total (including 20kg bar)
Lat pull down - 40kg
Incling Chest Press - 30kg total
Leg Extensions - 35kg
Seated Rows - 40kg
Bicep Curls - 11kg per arm
To warm up, I also did 10 mins on the bike.
I felt really invigorated after the work out and this is something that will keep me going. I do miss the gym feeling and "well being".
Session two is tomorrow and I am hoping that an pain is minimal so I can work through it!