3/26: Back Workout (130-Pound Deadlifts!)

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Female Back Workout - Muscular Back

Photo by: Justin Pierron

Back workout day today and nothing else! Another personal best for deadlifts, I’m now able to deadlift my bodyweight 11 times! One of these days I should see what my 1-rep max is (that is…how much weight I could lift just one time). I bet I would surprise myself! My previous personal best for deadlifts was 125#, which I was able to lift 10 times. You can see that back workout here.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how great these workouts are that I’ve been doing lately. I’m doing fewer sets and lifting more weight and doing more reps than I had been previously. Weird how that works. I highly recommend this workout to anybody!

*Although, according to Bodybuilding.com this is an advanced women’s workout, so it shouldn’t be used for beginners.

Back Workout

Lat Pulldowns

  • Warm up: 2 sets x 12 reps, 50#
  • 1 set x 7 reps, 65#

Bent-over Rows

  • Warm up: 2 sets x 12 reps, 20#
  • 1 set x 10 reps, 45#

Seated Rows

  • Warm up: 1 set x 12 reps, 45#
  • 1 set x 9 reps, 75#


  • Warm up: 1 set x 12 reps, 35#
  • 1 set x 11 reps, 130#

We made it to the weekend! Enjoy!!

All the best,


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My name is Mindi and I'm an office manager and blogger living in Minnesota with my husband and our blended family of four children. Thank you for visiting Lifting Makes Me Happy! I fight depression and anxiety with healthy living and writing. I hope you are encouraged and motivated by the things I share here. I appreciate you stopping by!
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  1. Excellent work Melinda! You are very inspiring!

    James Reno

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