Recently my wife and I got some dumbbell weights to lift at home. She’d had some previously, but was getting stronger and ready to use some heavier weights while I was getting a fresh set for myself.
This is all part of that constant problem I’ve had after high school, “Without AYSO for fun exercise how will I prevent myself from turning into a potato?”
Lifting the weights is a lot of fun. My wife’s taught me the basics about which directions you’re supposed to lift them in, how many times (20), and how often (every two days).
Once I’m able to do all the different directions 20 times easily, then she says I’ll be ready for a heavier set of weights.
I can do all the different lifts 20 times in a row easily enough except lifting from my back over my head (triceps) and holding the weights out like I’m a plane ready to take off (static hold).
As you can see, I’m using 10 pounders (4.5kg) right now. My goal is to move up to 20 pounders. What’s the timeline on that goal? I have no idea.
My main issue right now is sticking with the frequency of lifting weights every other day. I often forget when I get home.
Who wants to lift weights after a long day at work?
Well, I sort of do, but I’d also like to eat dinner and watch some TV and work on my blog and on D&D related things.
I think the best move would be changing my workout time from in the evening to in the morning. I enjoyed exercising in the morning when I was in high school. Maybe that’s still true!
So here’s hoping that morning weight lifting will turn my wormy arm muscles into pythons!