Jonathan: Exactly, I'm finally getting some "unassisted" benchmarks and getting to the point of doing the unmodified exercises has been quite an effort. Last time I tried to use 35 pounds for a KB swing, I almost fell over on the downward arc.
Thanks for the encouragement. I was hoping for a much better time on Helen, but she is a toughie.
Thanks re: the icon. My inner dawg was out by the pool all day at a party. OUCH ...I have an outer sunburn.