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QueenBee
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Join date: Apr 2012
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Lisa M wrote:
Newbie here. I think it's awesome that you are getting back into it! I recently had to take a 6-month break thanks to a rheumatoid arthritis flare-up... getting back into it is tough. I did yoga only for about 2 months just getting back to a point where I felt comfortable lifting.

I know that, for me, whenever I start lifting after a long break, I will be super sore for several days after a workout, and that lasts for 3-6 weeks. After that adjustment period, I'll be sore for the "normal" amount of time (1-2 days).

From these posts, looks like you're about a month in, so I hope your body's getting nice and used to the idea!


It is finally, but it took a lot longer then I thought it would. My trainer says that I am coming long fine, but due to health issues should not push it. He also says, again due to health issues, that if I am sore on the next scheduled lift day, to NOT lift and let my body heal.

Ahh, what I would give to be young and indestructible again.

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QueenBee
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Bicep curl-press to over head and controlled swing down and back to a 33 degree arc behind my back and hold. 17.50lbs.
Set 1 7
Set 2 7
Set 3 7

Bicep Curls: 17.50lbs.
Set 1 7
Set 2 7
Set 3 7

Lifting arm to side up to shoulder height. 10.lbs.
Set 1 5
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Knee Raises. 90lbs. (Using bench leg extension apparatus)
Set 1 12
Set 2 12
Set 3 12 (99% failure)

Squats (No weights)
Set 1 15
Feel the burn!

Bent over rows using Knee Raise extension on bench 90lbs:
Set 1 3
Set 2 3
Set 3 0

Bench press. 20lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10

Seated Press, seated on bench, arms at 45 degree angle, curl to chest, and then press above head, then back to starting position. NO stopping so load is never completely off of muscle during set. 20lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10


Treadmill, 15 minutes, heart rate: 168
Trainer says I can't add more weight until I can do 12 in each 3 sets. This could take a while. ;-)

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QueenBee
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70 minutes cardio.

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QueenBee
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6-28-2013
50 minutes Cardio

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QueenBee
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70 minutes Cardio

Bicep curl-press to over head and controlled swing down and back to a 33 degree arc behind my back and hold. 17.50lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10

Bicep Curls: 17.50lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10

Shoulder presses. 10.lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10

Knee Raises. 90lbs. (Using bench leg extension apparatus)
Set 1 12
Set 2 11
Set 3 11

Squats (No weights)
Set 1 15
Feel the burn!

Bent over rows using Knee Raise extension on bench 90lbs:
Set 1 5
Set 2 5
Set 3 3

Bench press. 20lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10

Seated Press, seated on bench, arms at 45 degree angle, curl to chest, and then press above head, then back to starting position. NO stopping so load is never completely off of muscle during set. 20lbs.
Set 1 0
Set 2 0
Set 3 0


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QueenBee
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Bicep curl-press to over head and controlled swing down and back to a 33 degree arc behind my back and hold. 17.50lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10

Bicep Curls: 17.50lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Shoulder presses. 10.lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Knee Raises. 90lbs. (Using bench leg extension apparatus)
Set 1 12
Set 2 12
Set 3 12

Squats (No weights)
Set 1 15


Bent over rows using Knee Raise extension on bench 90lbs:
Set 1 7
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Bench press. 20lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10

Arm Side Lifts. 10lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

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QueenBee
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VERY stressful work week, could not get my work out in this morning so here we are at 7:00pm working out. I hope this does not keep me awake tonight. Oncologist has tweaked my drugs again, fingers crossed and I will power through this bump as well. Whooraahh!

Bicep curl-press to over head and controlled swing down and back to a 33 degree arc behind my back and hold. 17.50lbs.
Set 1 5
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Bicep Curls: 17.50lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Shoulder presses. 10.lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Knee Raises. 90lbs. (Using bench leg extension apparatus)
Set 1 12
Set 2 10
Set 3 9

Squats (No weights)
Set 1 15
Set 2 10


Bent over rows using Knee Raise extension on bench 90lbs:
Set 1 12
Set 2 12
Set 3 6

Bench press. 20lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10

Time to talk to the trainer, in some exercises I feel like it is time to go up in weight, others, not so much. ;-) Big difference between day and night work outs..............but now it's time for dinner!

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rfstef2
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Join date: Jul 2013
Posts: 130

Yay for you QB! Making it to the gym after a really stressful work week and pushing through a workout is never easy.

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QueenBee
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rfstef2 wrote:
Yay for you QB! Making it to the gym after a really stressful work week and pushing through a workout is never easy.


Thank you! But as I feared it did keep me awake much longer then normal so here I sit in the AM wishing I was still in bed.

My trainer will be here Saturday to watch me work out and make sure my "form and function" (Sorry that is a line from work.) is still good and we will see if he raises the weight on any of the exercises.

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rfstef2
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QueenBee wrote:
rfstef2 wrote:
Yay for you QB! Making it to the gym after a really stressful work week and pushing through a workout is never easy.


Thank you! But as I feared it did keep me awake much longer then normal so here I sit in the AM wishing I was still in bed.

My trainer will be here Saturday to watch me work out and make sure my "form and function" (Sorry that is a line from work.) is still good and we will see if he raises the weight on any of the exercises.


It is the WORST to be all activated (and happy you worked out) but need to be relaxed and ready for sleep. Hope Saturday goes well. Sending you lots of good juju!

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QueenBee
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rfstef2 wrote:

It is the WORST to be all activated (and happy you worked out) but need to be relaxed and ready for sleep. Hope Saturday goes well. Sending you lots of good juju!


Thank you. I too hope that he bumps up the weight, but we will see. I should have no problem sleeping tonight, as I am sitting here yawning now. (It was a huge mistake thinking that I would sleep.)

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QueenBee
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7-11-2013
Cardio 60 minutes.

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QueenBee
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7-12-2013
Cardio, 90 minutes.

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QueenBee
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Bicep curl-press to over head and controlled swing down and back to a 33 degree arc behind my back and hold. 20lbs.
Set 1 5
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Bicep Curls: 20lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Shoulder presses. 20.lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Knee Raises. 90lbs. (Using bench leg extension apparatus)
Set 1 12
Set 2 10
Set 3 9

Squats (No weights)
Set 1 15
Set 2 10


Bent over rows using Knee Raise extension on bench 90lbs:
Set 1 12
Set 2 12
Set 3 6

Bench press. 20lbs.
Set 1 10
Set 2 10
Set 3 10

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QueenBee
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Well once again I have been having health "issues" so I have been ordered back to "light" work outs. So we will see how we do with the above weight.

Bicep curl-press to over head and controlled swing down and back to a 33 degree arc behind my back and hold. 20lbs.
Set 1 5
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Squats (No weights)
Set 1 15
Set 2 10

Bicep Curls: 20lbs.
Set 1 5
Set 2 5
Set 3 5

Knee Raises. 90lbs. (Using bench leg extension apparatus)
Set 1 12
Set 2 11
Set 3 10

Bent over rows using Knee Raise extension on bench 90lbs:
Set 1 12
Set 2 12
Set 3 12

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rfstef2
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Join date: Jul 2013
Posts: 130

Glad you're back.

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