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  • #61
    Romainian Deadlift. You basically just bend over and stretch your hamstrings as far as you can rather than lifting all the way from the bottom.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    • #62
      stiff legged deadlift! we do them supersetted sometimes with laying hamstring curl. i took a pic of my tattoo where it covered over. i'll PM it to you.

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      • #63
        I've really become fond of RDL's lately. I rarely did them before, but really like them now. I dunno what changed.

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        • #64
          Happy Birthday to Me!

          Squat: 120 x 3 sets of 5
          Press: 57.5 x 2, 3, 3, 3, 2
          Deadlift: 160 x 5

          Everything was a PR today!
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #65
            Happy Birthday, Diane! I celebrated it by taking your advice and hiking on my own yesterday (not hiking-hiking, it was a paved trail). I did seven miles with a pack. I thought I was a boss until I weighed the pack and found out it was only twelve pounds. Started to get blisters so I took off my shoes for the final mile. All of my muscles felt so tired and happy when we were done.

            Cheers!
            As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

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            • #66
              Hey, don't feel bad about 12lbs. I hiked yesterday with just a daypack with water and snacks and I was sore afterwards.

              Today's lifting:

              Squat: 122.5 3 sets of 5
              Bench: 72.5 5 sets of 3
              RDL: 95 3 sets of 5 I never quite understand RDLs. They feel more like stretching that lifting.
              Assisted pullup 80 x 3 sets of 5

              Last night's dinner. I made quail. It was very good and well-received by the Man.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • #67
                hey there

                I just started sniffing around the Journey side. Must have been that fabulous picture you posted. Nom Nom Nom

                Anyways, happy late b-day!
                Melinda
                65lbs gone and counting!!

                Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                • #68
                  Squat: 125 3 sets of 5
                  Press: 57.5 x 1, 4, 3, 2, 3 WTF??!!!
                  Deadlift: 165 x 5

                  My press sucks. I think I hurt my lower back on the deadlift. Could have been on the press, though. God did those ever suck majorly. No consistency.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • #69
                    Well, I finally did it. I fucked myself up lifting weights. I think this is going to take a while to heal from. My very lowest part of my back and my butt. I've never hurt my lower back before. It sounds from what other people say, you never recover from it. I hope that is not true.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #70
                      i can feel my back starting to go if i put too much weight on the bar when i dead lift. if i have too much on the bar when i squat, i feel it at the very bottom going back up. i have dodged the bullet so far, which is also why i dont throw super heavy weights on when i do those. rest. do your shoulders and arms and walk slowly lots. and this is purely anecdotal but a friend of mine told me sodium ascorbate helps with wrinkles. not wanting to get any LOL i took some. about 5g per night. my hip had been acting up and my lower back used to click badly. this was when i was 43. the small lines disappeared, my hip and my back both fixed themselves. so bone broth and sodium ascorbate and go see a decent sports injury person. i will ask my personal trainer too when i go see him next week how such an injury could be worked around.

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                      • #71
                        First time reading your journal, and I was enjoying it until I read that you hurt your back! That sucks! Hopefully, it's not too serious! I used to work as a Horse Hoof Trimmer, which requires a lot of bending over, and sometimes some serious horse wrasslin'. It can do a number on the lower back. I never hurt it to the extent where I felt compelled to seek medical attention, but I would have a few days where it hurt to move. No permanent damage done, though. Maybe you'll be as lucky?

                        I'm doing my first ever Cross Fit Ramp Up tomorrow, and am a little anxious about the weighty stuff. I've done plenty of machine weights, but never a lot of free weights. And definitely not those big ass barbell things. I'm going to wear my Big Girl Panties though, and go in with courage and an open mind. And I'm also a fellow Old Lady (44).

                        I really, really do hope your back injury is just a temporary one!
                        Last edited by Incindiary; 03-01-2013, 11:44 AM. Reason: Typo

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                        • #72
                          Well, I consider myself fairly tough. I've never broken anything. I've never hurt my lower back before even though it's a common injury. I'm pretty flexible, like possibly too flexible. I might have hyperextended my back during the squat when I lost balance and tried to recover by thrusting my hips back (I was falling forward and then I started falling sideways but I recovered) or it might have been on the deadlift when I actually felt the pain sharply.

                          It seems to me that a person ought to build strength in the lower back so these things won't happen.

                          I'll look for that sodium ascorbate stuff. My skin is probably too far gone from age, fair skin and So Cal sun (with my refusal to use sunscreen.) My parrot pulled off one of those pre-cancerous lesions on my face last night, bless her little heart. She knew it didn't belong there.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • #73
                            Bench: 75lbs, 5 sets of 3 (one of those was a set of 4). This felt great.
                            Seated DB Press: 3 sets of 5 with 20lb dumbbells. Trying this out as a substitute if my back still hurts next week. I kinda like it better than barbell press, actually.

                            I did bench today because I want to switch the days I do bench so I can do it on the day I do deadlift.
                            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                            • #74
                              It seems to me that a person ought to build strength in the lower back so these things won't happen.
                              ITA that is why i always stop just short of the pain. i do get stronger and my weights go up still. just slowly LOL i also got myself some clubbells to help strengthen my rotator cuff to stop that happening again. you can do a barbarian squat with them which i reckon would strengthen the back pretty good.

                              the SA stuff i meant more for helping with cartilage and connective tissue injury healing. not necessarily for wrinkles. i just took it for wrinkles and it fixed my other issues at the same time which was good.

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                              • #75
                                I would take it for wrinkles! I'm too young to be so wrinkly!

                                I hiked today. 11 miles, not too much. As the morning went on and I climbed 3000' the pain slowly got a lot better until I could hardly tell that anything was wrong. There is hope that this isn't so bad.
                                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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