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Old 04-10-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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Talking How Many Pounds Did You Move Today?

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! And all before breakfast!

If you want to have fun, add up your poundage from your next workout. I think you'll surprise (and impress!) yourself!
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Wow, Meg, them's some crazy numbers!!! I will do this tomorrow for sure on my breaks between sets!!
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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!)
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:57 PM   #4
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A lot of lifters track their total tonnage in each exercise to monitor their work load rather then just sets and reps.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:43 PM   #5
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Hmmmm....I did back today. I'll get back to you on that! If I'd known we were playing this game, I would have done deadlifts instead of weighted hyper-extensions!
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I figured Mel was good for 30,000 with that being held down a bit by single-leg deadlifts on an inverted BOSU.
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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

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The grand total of pounds moved was ...

... 33,160! That's 16.5 tons! And all before breakfast!
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. 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.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:02 PM   #9
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Makes you feel strong, doesn't it? Problem is, I walked around all day telling myself that I should be able to eat more calories because I lifted so much weight.
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Makes you feel strong, doesn't it? Problem is, I walked around all day telling myself that I should be able to eat more calories because I lifted so much weight.


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.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:07 AM   #11
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No fair....all I have is dumbbells to work with: 8,230. At least I beat Depalma!
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Baff, you can play the game any day that you want to!

Today will be shoulders for me, so my total will be about 30 pounds (wimpy shoulders!)
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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.
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Makes you feel strong, doesn't it? Problem is, I walked around all day telling myself that I should be able to eat more calories because I lifted so much weight.
3,500 "food Calories"=10,810,000 foot-pounds. How many feet did you lift all that weight?
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Dh did a quick add-up and came to 15,000 and sumthin'.

Shoulders? I had to take the pin out
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