Weight Lifting: My Mental Health Gains

I first joined a gym two years ago. While my brother would go straight to the weightroom, I would do a miserable 30 minutes on the treadmill and then another 30 doing bodyweight exercises on a mat. This got boring very quickly and going to the gym felt more like a chore than self-care. My brother, catching on to my frustrations, started encouraging me to … Continue reading Weight Lifting: My Mental Health Gains

Setbacks are Part of the Trip: My Updated Lifting Program in Quarantine

I was halfway through my first official powerlifting program when the coronavirus hit and gyms closed indefinitely. For four weeks straight, I trained for six days a week following the hypertrophy phase of my program, which meant performing the same grueling sets back to back with a progressive overload of weight. In this phase, the focus is on building up muscle — and I had … Continue reading Setbacks are Part of the Trip: My Updated Lifting Program in Quarantine