So many things I forgot about traditional lifting. Last week I decided I would attempt to start the Live Fit Trainer from Jamie Eason. I had attempted before- but always started and then never kept going with it. (Why I thought starting a program over the summer with two vacations was a good idea- I have no idea..) So I’m one week in and going strong! What I’ve remembered so far.
1. When you haven’t done any traditional lifting in ohhhh like a year- you will be very, very sore.
Although I wasn’t lifting heavy really for the start of this program, the chest and triceps workout made me sore for a good 2 days afterwards. I just did legs yesterday and my hip flexors and quads are so tired walking up 5 stairs makes me have to stop and take a break lol.
2. How much I love to put my headphones in..zone out and rep it!
I forgot how much lifting makes me feel kinda…well, powerful 😉 Add in
Metallica Justin Bieber music blasting in my ears and I get into beast mode!
3. Strength is actually my forte.
Strength is something I have naturally (not to toot my own horn AT ALL- just how I’m built). I forget this considering, I tend to dabble in the endurance world with my running and cycling- which is something I have to work HARD to be anywhere decent at. (And long distance running is still a challenge) My body naturally is more powerful than speedy making lifting a good fit for me.
4. I enjoy having a workout already set up for me.
Like a lot. I am not one to ever have a set training plan and blah..blah. I like to make up workouts or circuits at times- but this is nice that someone else has already done that work and I just show up at the gym and do it. No planning ahead- no nothin’.
5. I like that I can feel the work I did for a long time after I’m done my lifting.
Can you say jell-o legs!? and arms..and everything! You can definitely tell you worked out after a solid lifting session!
Now I’m not sure of its a great thing to lift while also training on the bike and such but like I said I don’t follow training plans ever. But I do have some races (duathlons) coming up in September and October! 🙂 more on that later!!!!!
- Do you lift? or like to lift? What program do you follow?
Do you lift weights while training?