Progress, Year 5

It’s now been five years since I started lifting weights. I recorded my one year progress numbers, and this seems like a good time to write down where I am now:

  Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 13
DB bench press 12# 25# 45#
Bench press 45# 70# 110#
Lat pulldown 40# 90# 130#
Crunches 15 reps 2 sets of 20 reps with 20# 3 sets of 20 reps with 50#

My goals for the remainder of the year are a 120# bench press and a pull up.

Bench pressing at the 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games



  1. che

    Yeaah! Kudos Katja… and handy motivator for yours truly to get me back to the gym after it kinda slipped off the ‘to do’ list this year :))

  2. Jennifer Evans

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  3. Elys

    Katja, you are my hero.

  4. Katja

    Elys, thank you – you’re very kind.


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