I like to cross train with weight lifting & high intensity workouts. I lift pretty heavy
for a girl compared to most women who tend to be afraid they will “bulk up” or look like a man. Newsflash, it won’t happen.
Women do not have the hormones to look like a dude and the women who do are taking drastic steps with diet, supplementation (probably and unfortunately some type of hormone or steroids) & weight train daily for hours on end. What I’m trying to say is… Don’t be afraid to lift weights!! (unless you have no idea what you are doing–then get a Personal Trainer or workout with someone who has experience with free weights & lifting.)
*jumping off soapbox, but will return to this subject another day*
I had a crazy workout yesterday with Matt. We used to lift every Friday, but since his intense 5K training and my racing season we haven’t had time. Yesterday was our first day back to it and it felt great!! Matt was lifting 155 lbs, I was doing 65lbs then dropped to 45 when I got tired. We did 5 sets of 3 exercises: 12 deadlifts, 9 hanging power-cleans, & 6 push-jerks. (I’m can’t really explain what these are, if you’re interested just google it.)
This was exhausting, but i love it and need it. After eating a handful of almonds & grabbing water I wanted more. I ended up working out for another hour with a client and my boss. We did box jumps, TRX rows, sit-ups, ring dips, boxing, etc. Basically a HIIT workout (High Intensity Interval Training). And it was TOUGH. My shoulders are feeling it today!
Hope everyone has a great weekend, get a workout in! I’ll be back to running tomorrow 🙂
10/20/2013 at 3:23 PM
Can’t wait to hear when you get ON your soapbox again … I totally believe that women can lift heavy weights and look amazing. Unfortunately I just don’t enjoy weights that much but I still make myself do them … just not as much as I’d like! Question – do you have the link to your RSS feed? I can’t get your blog to load in Feedly and I sometimes forget to follow along just by going to your regular site! So if you have the rss link, I can manually add you in I think.
10/20/2013 at 11:26 PM
Hey! Thanks, i will be on the soapbox for plenty of things haha. okay- i checked with wordpress, and i believe my RSS feeds are http://www.shesgoingthedistance.com/feed/ and to get the comments it is http://www.shesgoingthedistance.com/comments/feed
If you can, please be my guinea pig here and let me know if this works or not, i’m still new to this blogging stuff, and obviously my site still needs work. Also, I was glad to help you out with the picture on your profile, I think it’s nice to put a name with a face or at least a blog with a face 🙂
10/21/2013 at 6:21 AM
Yes!! That worked! Maybe I should have known that the RSS URL was so simple, but I’m still new to this blogging stuff, too :). Hopefully we can keep helping each other out – especially now that I can follow you more easily. Thanks for investigating!
10/21/2013 at 10:02 AM
no problem! Last night i added the links to the sidebar, that’s all new! Thanks again for helping me out, glad it’s working 🙂
10/21/2013 at 6:23 AM
Oooh and I see the RSS links in the sidebar, too – NICE!
10/21/2013 at 5:32 PM
I stopped lifting heavy when I started half marathon training, but I LOVE it 🙂 My favorite part is when I lift more than the boys at the gym. My deadlift max is a mean 190lbs and I can squat 150lbs. It drives me nuts when I see girls lifting 2lb weights. I want to shake them hard and then put a 20lb weight in their hands and say, ‘see look, you didn’t die!’ haha
10/21/2013 at 9:22 PM
190!!! that’s incredible, i haven’t maxed out in a while. Last i tried it was 135. and yes, i see people doing 5lb bicep curls and i’m like, stop wasting your time and do a push up.. haha.