Weight and Resistance Training - How Many Pounds Did You Move Today?




Meg
04-10-2008, 10:39 AM
I did something today that I've been meaning to for a long time ... and surprised myself!

I added up all the pounds of weight that I lifted/moved/pushed/pressed in the gym today. So it was reps x weight.

My knees are hurting so today was Legs Lite -- so I didn't think the total weight would be very high. I did BB lunges, FreeMotion squat machine, SLDL/row combo, one-legged leg press s/s with calf raises on the leg press, and seated leg curls. The grand total of pounds moved was ...

... 33,160! That's 16.5 tons! :faint: And all before breakfast! :lol:

If you want to have fun, add up your poundage from your next workout. I think you'll surprise (and impress!) yourself!


sportmom
04-10-2008, 10:45 AM
Wow, Meg, them's some crazy numbers!!! I will do this tomorrow for sure on my breaks between sets!!

baffled111
04-10-2008, 01:31 PM
That's a fun game!

I moved 10,310lb today. That was NROLW 4B: 3x8 deads, bulgarians, UH lat pulldowns, reverse lunges (yuck), prone cuban snatches (double yuck) and a triple set of unweighted ab work. It's a disappointing number next to Meg's--I blame the prone cuban snatches and all the ab work! :)

(All that lifting must have damaged my brain. I had to run the numbers about 8 times before I got it right!)


RobertW
04-10-2008, 01:57 PM
A lot of lifters track their total tonnage in each exercise to monitor their work load rather then just sets and reps.

Mel
04-10-2008, 05:43 PM
Hmmmm....I did back today. I'll get back to you on that! :lol3: If I'd known we were playing this game, I would have done deadlifts instead of weighted hyper-extensions!

Depalma
04-10-2008, 06:30 PM
I figured Mel was good for 30,000 with that being held down a bit by single-leg deadlifts on an inverted BOSU.

Depalma
04-10-2008, 06:33 PM
It took me awhile to run the math, but I've double checked my figures and I think the total is right.

0, zero, nada , zilch

REST DAY!!!!

rockstar87
04-10-2008, 07:55 PM
The grand total of pounds moved was ...

... 33,160! That's 16.5 tons! :faint: And all before breakfast! :lol:

:dizzy:LOL. Wow. That's amazing. I never heard of anyone doing this calculation before... Alrighty so today was my pull split so I did wide grip rows, dead lifts, lat pulldowns, backwards lunges (lunges are the bane of my existence...blahh), low rows, hamstring curls, dumbbell curls, ab stuff and concentration curls.

Grand Total: 15,098lbs. :o Hahaha. It seems a lot more intimidating when you say it like that. I should just walk around all day telling people how much I lifted in total. :D

Meg
04-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Makes you feel strong, doesn't it? :lol: Problem is, I walked around all day telling myself that I should be able to eat more calories because I lifted so much weight. :nono:

baffled111
04-10-2008, 09:46 PM
Makes you feel strong, doesn't it? :lol: Problem is, I walked around all day telling myself that I should be able to eat more calories because I lifted so much weight. :nono:

:rofl:

But yes, I'm with Mel. Next time we play this game, let me know in advance. I'll go 4x10 on squats, deads and bb lunges. :)

jamsk8r
04-11-2008, 01:07 AM
No fair....all I have is dumbbells to work with: 8,230. At least I beat Depalma! ;)

Meg
04-11-2008, 04:55 AM
Baff, you can play the game any day that you want to! :strong:

Today will be shoulders for me, so my total will be about 30 pounds (wimpy shoulders!)

4rabbit
04-11-2008, 05:52 AM
You got me to look it up in my book what i did yesterday: 2560 pounds. But I did not count anything for the abs work.

RobertW
04-11-2008, 10:12 AM
Makes you feel strong, doesn't it? :lol: Problem is, I walked around all day telling myself that I should be able to eat more calories because I lifted so much weight. :nono:

3,500 "food Calories"=10,810,000 foot-pounds. How many feet did you lift all that weight?

srmb60
04-12-2008, 06:00 AM
Dh did a quick add-up and came to 15,000 and sumthin'.

Shoulders? I had to take the pin out :(