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Old 10-26-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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Talking Weirdest thing to notice about weight training...

I sometimes get a morning coffee with an extra shot of expresso on days I KNOW are going to be strenuous. This morning I grabbed a large coffee from a drive through window and started on my way to work. Once I got out of the car I grabbed the cup and immediately got frustrated. The barista had cut me short!!! The cup was so freaken light I pulled the top off but low and behold... The coffee was full to the top.


As weird as it sound... at one point coffee cups (well... FULL coffee cups) seemed heavy to me. A tiny, if not strange, victory... To think that I thought that a full 20oz cup was empty!!!

I also benched 95lbs last night. Two months ago I was struggling with 45lbs. It's just a really good feeling to know that this hard work is paying off and in funny ways!

Anyone else notice weird things that are different in their life with the addition of strength or the loss of fat?!
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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My personal trainer handed me a ten pound weight a few months ago and I tensed the muscle as if it was heavy. I ended up hitting myself in the face.

And yes...I lift weights so I can carry laundry and groceries!
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:57 AM   #3
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WOO HOO!

I notice the same thing- things that used to be heavy are MUCH easier to lift now (yay P90X).
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My personal trainer handed me a ten pound weight a few months ago and I tensed the muscle as if it was heavy. I ended up hitting myself in the face.

And yes...I lift weights so I can carry laundry and groceries!
My coworker looked at me strange when I tried to suppress my laughter and instead snorted. That is hilarious...
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:15 AM   #5
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i can lift heavy stuff that impresses my kids. i forgot what i lifted, but i felt proud.
or i can exercise with my kids. doing squats, lunges, punching a heavy bag, kicks. showing them how hard i can punch, trying to get them to punch harder! common! i'm your mom! lol
i was showing my son how to do those squats where you do a a turn. you squat, jump and turn, and repeat. it was pretty easy for me, and he was telling me how hard it was. that was cool.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:22 AM   #7
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Lol Katy... Little kids can sometimes make you feel awesome because of how honest they are (or absolutely horrible because they have no filter). I remember being a teenager and this little girl was like "You're fat" and that was horrible!!

My husband was actually impressed last night though! He said that he had a buddy in college who couldn't even bench that and he was 6'4"!
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I love this... it makes me want to go to the gym today and start strength training again!
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:03 AM   #9
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I've been weight training for over 20 years and at 53 I am sooooo much stronger than my co-workers and friends of the same age or younger... Most of them will not pick up a computer screen (as an example) I just pick it up likes it's nothing... ( the old type screens I mean, not the new light flat screens )
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