As I’ve mentioned now for a few posts, I’ve been inching my way up with the micro-loading of the weights. Last night I hit a PR of 95lbs on the deadlifts for 4 sets of 5. I was only lifting 75lbs on February 3, 2010. Not bad for a girl who can’t arch her back like the rest of you!
What I have learned through this whole process is that my body adapts, but at a much slower rate. I can eventually get to where someone else is, but it takes me about double the time. Not that I mind, because now every week, I see movement in one direction. I take my time, I watch my form and I get corrections when required. I also did 50 lifts yesterday. I started working my way up and eventually I drop the lightest set of 5 off the bottom end. Last night I dropped 65lbs as I moved my way up to 95lbs. Next week I will try to drop the 70lbs on my way to 97lbs. Little steps!