Hi everyone. I had a journal in the female bodybuilding section but since I am 43 now, this may be a more appropriate place for me.
I started working with weights in the fall of 2004 following the recovery from major abdominal surgery. I was pretty weak and lacked muscle then. I am 5'5" and weight about 130lbs and my BF is around 22%. I want to be healthy and active for at least another three decades and believe maintaining muscle and staying fit is the way to do it. I would like to lose a few pounds of fat but that is secondary to keeping healthy.
I have been trying to do three full-body routines per week with three or four sets of 5, 8 or 15. I do 6 exercises hitting all the major muscle groups with at least 4 of the 6 being compound exercises.
For today (March 9) I did the following:
Warm-up 15 minutes elliptical
Incline chest press 24 lb DBs 4x5
Seated Cable Rows 60lbs 4x5 (inc weight to 65 next time)
Good Mornings 55 lbs 4x5 (new exercise for me - working on form)
Plie Squats 24 lbs 4x5
Stab Ball military press 16lb DBs 1x10 2x6
Alternate bicep curls 13lbs 2x6 1x5 1x3
Followed by 20 minutes on elliptical HR 140-150.
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