Sunday, October 10, 2010

Squat Fail

So, Friday morning I'm all psyched up for the epicness that is Phlegmmy's party, so I decide the best thing to do is hit the gym.

Lower body workout day, including squats on the machine. I'm up to 100 pounds now, and was just finishing up my second set of 15, when I pulled a little too hard on the handles, accidentally disengaging the brakes, as it were.

I didn't realize this until the elevator kept going down, down, down...and my knees were up around my ears! I tried to push the bar back up, but had absolutely no leverage. Somehow I managed to eel my way out of my predicament, but did NOT have the upper body strength necessary to push the weight back up far enough to engage the brakes in the proper position. So I had to remove the weights from either side, push the bar back up, lock the brake, add the weights BACK to either side, and do my final set of 15.

I'm so glad the gym was practically deserted and nobody noticed my fail.

Note to self: 1.Don't pull so hard on the handles. 2.Do more upper body workouts, because you are pathetic!

5 comments:

Bag Blog said...

Upper body strength is not our strong point. We women tend to do a great dead lift - from carrying groceries and kids.

Old NFO said...

Good point is that you didn't get hurt! And upper body strength is not where most women concentrate...

Christina LMT said...

Lou, that is an excellent point! I do a lot of upper body work, however, so I was disappointed that I couldn't so much as budge the bar.

Old NFO, I'm glad I do so much stretching and that I'm so flexible, otherwise I could definitely have been hurt. I did have to wiggle some to get out! And as I told Lou, I do a LOT of upper body work, gotta keep things balanced! But I obviously need to do more.

Mulligan said...

ok gym tip

if there was a guy in the gym ..and you're doing squats ... he saw you.

just sayin

Christina LMT said...

LOL! It was pretty deserted, and the squat machine is against the back wall...