I usually do 15 or 20 minute exercise videos. Every 15 minutes like clockwork, I kept looking up at the clock, wondering when this class would be over. I was glad I’d picked up 3-lb weight as well as my usual 5-lbs. I can only do so many lateral raises before my arms feel tired.
At that time, I didn’t belong to a gym. When I finally did join one, I tended to take the classes for younger women – 20's 30's, maybe 40's. Let me tell you – these are easier classes, than my mom’s Geezer Weight-Lifting Class.
That was until the Pilates teacher decided to make the Saturday morning class into an expert workout. For two weeks in a row, I ached for hours afterwards. That is not what I work out for. I checked the schedule for other Saturday morning classes. And, sure enough, there was Geezer Weight-Lifting. Okay they don’t call it that, but there’s no mistaking the clientelle.
Again, I grabbed my regular 5 lbs and a set of fall-back 3-lbs. Despite my years of weight lifting since my mom’s class, I needed those fall-back 3-lbs. Arms to the sides, parallel to the floor. Bend the elbows bringing the forearms to right angles with the floor. Now rotate the shoulder joints bringing the elbows together, keeping the upper arms parallel to the floor and the forearms vertical. Repeat 10 times.
“That was no old-lady weight-lifting class.”