I've been lifting the same barbell for several months now, every day (if I can remember), a crooked short 2" bar with 50 pounds on it, totalling maybe 75 pounds, I've been doing 2 sets of 10 of curls, bent rows, and military press. I've been trying to add a 25 pound dumbell triceps press recently but it's really straining my joints. The last 3 days I've been doing 50 sit-ups as well, trying to make that a habit, to tone my gut muscles. It's a hard habit to get into. When I lifted weights in college I could max out the ab machines at their 150 pound limit without much problem, but nowadays I think I'm too weak for it. After I do all that I'm pumped up to go into the yard and hit the bag, but I've torn it up to where I have to stuff trash and old clothes to hold it up, and it's a mess. I want to weld a frame up so I can buy one of those 5' hanging bags up. That would be beautiful. Good equipment is good for motivation. I think I ripped my muscles though, and it's giving me a weird weakness in both my arms where I can't hold a glass of water still while I drink it, it's all Parkinson's all over the place. I'm going to have to eat some pills for awhile and hope it goes away.