More entertainment from the crab....
Some how a discussion was started about the fact that women who are either starting, in, or through the process of menopause lose bone mass.
Me: Osteoporosis runs in my family, but I am not really worried any more because of the amount of weight training I do.
They: I do weight training too.
Me: Great, when did you start? how much are you doing it?
They: I have been doing Pilates for two years. That is weight training.
Me: What? I thought it was a stretching kind of thing?
They: We use a machine, in fact it is better that regular weight training, I have to use my BODY WEIGHT. I don't get hurt either. I don't end up sore like you. I also won't get bulky....like you will.
Me: I know it is a great system, I just don't think it is the same as lifting wieghts.
They: It isn't, it's better...it is all of my body weight...not just a little weight on a bar. If you like getting bulky..I just don't want to look like a man.
Me: Yeah...to each their own (I walk away and do a face palm)
Back Squat, Bench Press, Snatch, Good mornings, Crush work
Did not really get through all of the working sets (5 reps at 200) The last time I picked up the bar, I felt my back say...hmmmm you are done. Bench press went well for me...I got 6 reps on the last working set of 110. Snatch..same problem, it gets heavy~I get scared...I was also wiped from all the previous lifting. BJ told me to use a trick he had learned. If as I go heavy, I fail to get under the bar, hold it, then do an overhead squat. It lets the body and the mind know that you can get under the weigh.
So, whats on the agenda for tonight? a rest? no. since the gym is closed on the 4th..I am gonna do the Wednesday program tonight!
Press, Deadlift, Push press, Back Extensions
The press working sets are at 105, Deads at 300, push Press at 125....
And I still can't have a beer post workout...not til Friday.