Why would you avoid arms and chest? I love working my arms. I am making actual progress on my arms and I feel so awesome having muscles in my arms.
Originally Posted by seaweed
I am trying to figure out what I can do with my back. It really doesn't feel hardly any better at all after a whole week. I have a daily standing meeting (5 to 15 minutes or so, although yesterday it was more like 30 minutes) and after that meeting my back is like back to square 1 again. Walking and squatting makes it feel better.
I'm thinking I might need to just do light weight, high volume squatting and bench press that continues my linear progression. Add some stability ball reverse hyperextensions and maybe low weight seated dumbbell presses. Low weight because damn, I just can't lift dumbbells as heavy as barbells.
It's weird, but I think the high volume squats become like a cardio thing that is helping me lose some chub. Maybe this is a good thing.
A hot bath actually sounds like it would feel delightful. And yay, I recently cleaned my tub so maybe that's what I will do tonight.
Hey seaweed, I cancelled my appointment for a tattoo and made a different appointment for a different tattoo with a different artist. As long as I'm screwed as far as squats anyway, I will have a good excuse not to put a barbell on my back for a while because I'm going to get it on my back.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2