So the purpose of going from swimming to barbell squats was to prepare our “newbie” fitness blogger for some heavy lifting she needed to do later. The project required her to consistently move things that would be quite heavy, so she prepared herself by easing into more challenging movements.
Her day of reckoning came shortly after she did those barbell squats and extra leg presses, which didn’t give her quads much time to recover.
Surprisingly, she handled the heavy lifting well. The weight ranged from 50 to 100+ pounds, and the movements were repetitive and long-lasting. She did lots of reaching, pulling, pushing, twisting, lifting, walking, squatting, and so on.
It was quite clear that no injuries or restrictions existed on this person’s body. Only the quads were a little uncomfortable because they didn’t get adequate recovery time in between workouts, but oh well. They got over it after about the third day.
So it’s very possible for a tiny little “old gal” to handle heavy lifting without injuring herself or being like, “I’ve fallen—and I can’t get up!”
Is it the wisest choice for a small female? Maybe not. Unless one is trying to build upper-body strength, it’s not necessary to do all that. Other projects aren’t as weighty, lol. But that project allowed the blogger to test herself and let other people observe. She wasn’t sure she could do all that, but she found out she still had a lot of strength left.