On everything but the squat. I couldn't figure out how you got the bar out of the cage, much less taking the huge plates off. Yeah, I wussed out, but I need to follow the directions and perfect my technique first without weight. Everything else on the list I have done.
- Squat = body weight
- Leg Press (machine) = 160 lbs.
- Calf raises (machine) = 110 lbs.
- Cable row (machine) = 90 lbs.
- Lat. pulldown (machine) = 75 lbs.
- Bench press = 45 lbs.
- Dumbbell shoulder press = 15 lbs.
- Swissball crunches = 20 (no weight)
Cable rows and lat. pulldowns must be done on machines, but I found a cable machine, which allows for better all body movement than the isolate-the-muscle-group machines I used before. I think it's a new machine or they rearranged the room.
After gym, I went to Wal-Mart to price their weights. Actually, I was surprised at the selection. They even had Gold's Gym Olympic standards stuff. Hammond is a college town with collegiate football, basketball, baseball, and other sports I don't know about teams. We don't have a true sporting goods store, so I was impressed with Wal-Mart's catering to the athletes.
I'm still going to check the stores in Baton Rouge, but in the standard one inch size, I can invest in a bar set and a dumbbell set and have 130 lbs. of assorted plates to mix and match for $71.80 plus tax. That's a doable price, even if I'm too broke to afford it right now. However, it's looking like my back-to-school splurge for the semester.
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