Started this morning at my gym with hubby. We decided to warm up with a 500m row and work on some Deadlifts, bench press, and knee ups.
Until I started lifting and doing functional fitness, I only ever associated PR’s with running times. After today, I know that a PR can be applicable to many more things.
Today was my third or fourth time doing deadlifts – ever – and I was able to deadlift more that 75% of my body weight!
Old PR – 115lbs
Current PR – 155lbs!
An increase of 40 pounds! I honestly felt like I could do more, but it would be pushing it…
Bench presses and I have been acquainted for a while now. I started with 55 lbs on a Smith Machine (at a dear friends house). I gradually grew in strength and it showed today!
Old PR – 65lbs
Current PR (2 reps) – 80lbs
These are a bit scarier, but my hubby was spotting me — which made me dare to add more weight! WOO!
Knee Ups/Dead Hang
I had time to work on my grip strength! 11 seconds was my previous record for dead hang — and I did them today for 12 seconds after working on my knee ups!
I successfully did 3 sets of 5 knee ups (with breaks in between sets) without a bench or box to rest on between reps. I just hung there — WOOT!
I’m going to continue to work on Pull Ups and Knee ups — with an ultimate goal of 1 unassisted pull up and 1 toes to bar.
- PR-ing my 5K time
- Deadlift Body Weight
- Bench Press 95lbs
- Toes to bar
- Pull Up
- Handstand Hold for 10 seconds
What are your current goals?
How are you going after them?
How do you PR in other areas (besides running)?