Here is a blog post from a friend of mine about why women should be lifting weights. Thanks, Meredith!
Ok, so I’m not the greatest athlete, but I (sort of) make a decent workout partner for my kid. (He even high-5′d me tonight.) I definitely cannot keep up with him on strength anymore, and he is much more mobile and able to do all the lifts. He heckled me and makes fun of me for making noise, grunting, and complaining about the Air Dyne. At one point today I heard, “Come on, Mom! You’re better than that!” But, what I think he likes the most is coaching me. . . he’s smart, he knows what he’s doing and can tell when I’m completely off – and he lets me know.
Since Dad has been unable to coach him recently, it’s been up to me to make sure he gets in his regular workouts. On Monday of this week, we had a snatch workout. Tonight, we did cleans. I prefer cleans over snatches. . . OH squats are very difficult for me. And, all squatting is a struggle, unless I have my beloved plates under my heels. Here are some videos. . .
Me attempting to clean & jerk 30kg from a hang. Needs work!
Will doing his clean & jerk easily at 40kg. He is going very light since I’m in charge. He goes a lot heavier when Dad is around. He’s a little badass!
My Bench Press PR – 42.5kg (93.5 lbs.) for 4! Woohoo!
I’ve really enjoyed working out with my son this week, although I’ve been VERY sore. Yikes! Thanks, Will!
My butt is up too high, but you get the point. To make my plank holds (10 sec. or so) more difficult, I have my daughter sit on my back. This is a good way to change the intensity of the exercise, plus get my daughter involved in my workout. She weighs about 65 pounds.
Congrats to a Bad A$$ Mom who trains at my gym! A year ago, she could barely do girl push-ups on her knees. And, short planks on her knees were a struggle as well. Not anymore! Those push-ups look fabulous! Keep up the great work!