Yep, 160lbs and counting. I’ve been at that weight consistently, and I’ve made sure my stomach is empty for several hours to make sure it’s not due to water and/or ingested food. It’s 160lbs. Let’s see if I can keep it up in the next coming weeks, in which I will be increasing my cardio. I ran 1.5 miles yesterday morning (road, not threadmill), and so far, no problems with my shins. Good.
Shoulders are still a bitch – damned bench presses. However, I’ve noticed that rather than going all the way to failure with proper form, I can just stop at a few reps before failure, and form there, do partial reps until failure.
That is, I’d do only 1/2 of the range of motion (away from the chest.) Once I hit failure, I put the barbell on the rack, wait a few seconds and resume. This time however, I’d go only the 1/4 topmost range of motion until failure. It makes my sets longer, BUT, I still hit the pecs and triceps nicely without grinding my shoulders to death.
On another note, my girlfriend seemed to have incurred in a groin pull while doing lunges. She is experiencing an acute pain on her left quadricep, a bit to the right facing her right leg, where the left quadriceps meets the hip. We applied icy-hot and an ACE wrap, plus some motrin. That seemed to have helped.
However, this means no lunges for the time being. The pain becomes acute when her left leg is flexed backwards (.i.e as in when you advance with your right leg with the leg positioned behind.) We’ll be going to the gym in a few hours, and we have to observer whether she can perform other exercises safely.