A few weeks ago when I was doing bench presses, I could only do a few at 82lbs. Last night, I managed a few sets of 4 at 85lbs. On Fridays, I will continue to work on this, and I think all the extra upper body work is helping along with them too. Xavier had me do some more rows, but we modified it for my back and I managed a few sets of 15 at 20lbs. I will continue plugging away on that too.
At the end of class, he got me to do some extended core planks – I can do regular ones without much problem now (funny all those years ago at Good Life with my trainer Mary-Beth, I always had such trouble). I measured a length from the wall of about 74″ and walked my hands out, without letting my feet touch the wall for support. I managed a few sets of about 10-12 seconds. It felt okay, but I will have to gauge how far I go and if I can extend my back that far. As my core was getting more tired, it started to strain my back a bit. You know, everything’s connected.
Looking forward to Monday already. Does anyone get the idea that I love this stuff?