We’ve been through a lot in our October fitness challenge. We committed to doing some deadlifts, we psyched up and stretched out, we experimented with single-leg moves and unusual objects, and we learned how to get plates on and off the bar without a struggle.
Now it’s time to settle up: What did you accomplish, learn or otherwise experience this month?
I started a “beginner” lifting program at the beginning of the month; I have experience but hadn’t been lifting consistently. The program, Stronglifts, starts you off with light weight and then you add a few pounds every workout, but I haven’t gotten to the really challenging part yet.
I was thinking of doing a 1RM test today, but ended up using what’s normally my morning workout time to paint a bunch of cardboard boxes in the exact likeness of my son’s favourite Minecraft character. (Happy Halloween!) Hey, life happens.
So, how was your month? Even if you decided that deadlifts aren’t for you, that’s still something of value. Or if you tried them for the first time, that’s great. For experienced lifters, did you manage to add some weight? Try things a new way? Discover the perfect accessory lift to address your weak point?
Let’s chat in the comments, and we’ll be back tomorrow to start a new challenge.