Thursday, November 02, 2006

Not as Strong as I Thought

On Tuesday, I decided my last quad exercise would be jump squats. My entire self was pretty whipped at this point. Tuesday is quad and calf day. I had been been training these muscles for almost an hour. I grabbed the olympic bar and started with 20 pounds for my first set. Squat and jump in the air, squat and jump up high! When I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I look like the Samsonite gorilla.

Could feel some burning but decided I needed more. So, I added another 15 pounds. I should have thought about this again when I struggled to get the bar and weights up over my head to rest on my shoulders. I pounded out another 15 jump squats. My quads were on fire and I was gasping for breath.

I was really tired now and when I tried to lift the bar back over my head and I couldn't. I was stuck, I couldn't clear my big ole' dome piece. I sat down on the bench and thought if I rested for a moment, I'd have enough power left to get the bar off my shoulders.

Some nice guy was watching me and came to my rescue and removed the bar.
He said, "You are a little thing to be lifting so much weight and doing such a hard exercise."

I obviously felt stronger than actually was and I was pretty embarrassed I needed help. I learned a lesson. I will wait until the squat rack is free before I increase weight for squat jumps or you may see me running around with a loaded barbell on my back.

17 Comments:

At 1:51 PM, Blogger Papa Louie said...

The workout sounds like the one I found in Men's Health mag titled: The greatest workout known to man. Sounds cool to try.
Here is the link. http://www.menshealth.com/cda/article.do?site=MensHealth&channel=fitness&category=workout.plans&conitem=d2b3a9f3340dc010VgnVCM10000013281eac____&page=2

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger 21st Century Mom said...

STUD! You are amazing.

You know that last run of the day when you are downhill skiing is the one where people get injured. Once you wear out your muscles you are supposed to stop and warm down, not do one more, super hard thing, aren't you?

I'm happy some guy helped you but did he have to be patronizing ("you are a little thing" - blech!)

YOU ARE THE MIGHTY MOJO - dont' let anyone tell you otherwise.

 
At 5:46 PM, Blogger Flatman said...

hee!

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger E-Speed said...

glad that guy was there to help you out! I think we have all gotten caught in situations where we thought we were a bit stronger than we actually are :)

 
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Video of that would be funny for the blog :-)

 
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