Mar. 4th, 2013

bouteillebleu: (Neko Arc)
Lifting: Stalled a bit due to costochondritis flareup (signs of this: my sternum hurts when pressed and for a little while after, also I randomly can't breathe well or am dizzy due to breathing shallowly due to rib-muscle pain - before anyone worries, I got an emergency GP appointment, my heart is fine, the problem seems to be musculoskeletal and I've had this before).

Trying to take painkillers more regularly at least for this week to see if that manages it; over the last two weeks I've only taken them when in actual difficulty, which isn't regularly enough. If there's no luck there, back to the GP.

As for assisted pullups with resistance bands, the last time I was trying I could do one at a time with one black band (60-150lbs support) but could do that several times if I rested between them. Will pick that up again this week even if I don't get back on with the whole workout.

The resistance there means that at the top it gives 60lbs of support, and at the bottom 150lbs, which is about 40lbs less than my bodyweight and roughly matches what I could manage with lat pulldowns. Going to the green band (50-120lbs) is much trickier because that needs me to be able to lift 70lbs at the bottom, which I can't just yet.

in a DRESS: In a turn of events that surprised me, I have reached this. The size 16 ballgowns will all go on! Yay! Even the slinky velvet one with the lightning print. Now to get back to pullups so I can do them without needing the bands, because those bands really do not cooperate with dresses.

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