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  • Quote: Hi everyone, I'm new, I've enjoyed reading this forum and love hearing about how strong you all are, partly jealous but mostly inspired. I'm not sure I should be posting here because I have inflammatory arthritis and have a lot of challenges with lifting heavy, can't do dead lifts or anything that loads my spine too much, also have to keep within the 12 rep range. Today though I pushed 100kgs, 200 lbs on the leg press, up from 60kg /130lbs 2 months ago, so am quite pleased with myself and wanted to share (:

    Share away! "Heavy" is all relative to you and your abilities.
  • Today was interesting... in spite of being in the midst of doing Lyle McDonald's Rapid Fat Loss Handbook program, I was hitting some pretty heavy weights during my workout today. Not PRs per say (that's not what I was aiming for) but definitely not less than usual, and actually more than my normal on some things like leg presses and front squats.

    I imagine over time (though this is a short program) that will fade, but it's nice to see that the program is working as it should and strength/muscle loss is not a factor!
  • Ack. It's been forever since I posted on 3FC. Been kinda crazy at work and I went to New York Comic Con last weekend and had a blast. Being a thin costumed person is certainly so much fun, I have to admit.

    I've been keeping up with my lifting and maintaining 110.6-112.4. Not really cutting back or adding more when I hit the high end or low end, but it just seems to be where I naturally fall. I have a weigh in this morning though, so let's see if Comic Con did any damage, haha! (although I didn't eat anything except my own food, so why would it?)

    Hopefully I can stick around this time. I miss all you ladies!
  • Mogzillo: Welcome! The thread is a bit quiet these days... come tell us what awesome things you've been up to.

    JossFit: Glad your body's keeping up! Keep being rad.

    sontaikle: Good to see you! I noticed your absence and assumed that life must be busy. Glad you're juggling everything and getting some fun time in.
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    I had a seriously uninspiring strength workout yesterday (numbers down a bit), but I wasn't too surprised. I had taken a week off strength training, run 7 miles the night before I lifted in the morning, and my weight is slipping down again. That's all ok. I made it to the gym, and that's what matters. I think I may try to aim for 2 long sessions per week instead of 3-4 short sessions and see how that goes.

    Today I'm going to be doing some hiking, and tomorrow more running. Yay.
  • I just want to make an announcement/share an NSV...

    I packed a suitcase for vacation and realized today that I can easily lift it over my head with no assistance from my legs. Kind of reminded me that THIS is the best benefit of regular strength training.
  • Quote: I just want to make an announcement/share an NSV...

    I packed a suitcase for vacation and realized today that I can easily lift it over my head with no assistance from my legs. Kind of reminded me that THIS is the best benefit of regular strength training.
    Way to go!
  • Yeah, that's awesome, Krampus. I should take this as motivation-- I've been really, really inconsistent with my strength training (though consistent with my running) lately.