Christine Rebello wins DRC cup 2018 -52kg class

Some pause squats, just for fun or just do it :lol:

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Some pause squats, just for fun or just do it 😆 . Nike – There Is No Finish 🏁 Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #philiftsophy

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BEND REALITY

First of all I want to thank all of you who rooted and cheered for me while I was getting ready for this meet. I’m thanking all of you who have send me sweet uplifting and sincere messages. You know who you are.

I’m over the moon and beyond thankfull for being  able to experience this sport and lifestyle that I become to know as powerlifting. Sharing the stage with people who are amazingly strong, experienced and determinated like no other is out of this world. I feel blessed.

This meet teached me to bent reality. Not being able to put a succesfull squat in threw me of guard. Halfway of the meet (including bench) I only got one good attempt in. Letting go of the dissapointed feeling and irrational thought that my participiation overall would count for nothing helped me to push through.

How in the world & in my right mind ‘could I even think that all I do and have done didn’t count for anything. It takes time and dedication to learn and understand this sport. Little did I know when I asked Wim, almost a year a go, to become my trainer-coach to let me experiene what IT takes to become a more skilled lifter. Showing me that the best gifts in life are not things. He also warned me that this al so means learning things the hard way without shortcuts and asked me to commit to that. Not being afraid of falling at least more times than I think I’m able to get up.
Sticking to the (master his)plan and focuss on the desired outcome is the key.
I’m forever gratefull for his friendship, undevided attention, severity and honest approach.

Being part of the Dutch Team, aka Lions is a honor. Seeing @Ankie Timmers on the top of her game and becomming the silver medalist was a blast. I’m proud to have seen her on fire and bringin home two medals.Special support I received from my #1 wingwoman @ilyscious who flew in to be part of this all and experiencing this with me. It is truly a blast to be surrounded by all this people who witnessed under what circumstances I became the #1 in deadlift within the -84kg class. I had seen enough red lights for one day (eventhough it is my favourite color…but enough is enough 🙂 

I had a rough morning
.and I had a though meet
.looking back at IT I would not have IT any other way. Making sure I keep learning and there is still plenty more to experience out there.#No one to blame
#No shame in my game
#Untill we meet again

XOXO
Iris

It’s all started in 1985 at my first meet at TCH at the age of 15

It’s all started in 1985 at my first meet at TCH at the age of 15😁
After 2,5 years of training đŸ€”đŸ˜Š
Wearing my NIKE Air Force 1.
.
Now heading towards 2019… What will it bring for me on the platform? Master 2 👀 đŸ€”đŸ˜‰
.
First I’m allowed coaching @inspirised@theipf Worlds Equipped and helping @ankietimmers86
.
At the of the end month I’m allowed coaching @the_epf_ classic championships: @jacq3d
@emdelangen @irislifts @flatbenchjoe@inspirised and helping the other athletes who will compete
@__rvdw__
@kantinkavanbaalen
@david.vasseur.161
@isabellelifts
@bobvandenboogaard
@pleun.dekkers
@evijuanita
@sharrsperanzasatine @powerstrikkie
@ilyscious
.
And the coaches:
@sandrawildeman
@pjotrhoek
@dogan__tekin

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It's all started in 1985 at my first meet at TCH at the age of 15😁 After 2,5 years of training đŸ€”đŸ˜Š Wearing my NIKE Air Force 1. . Now heading towards 2019… What will it bring for me on the platform? Master 2 👀 đŸ€”đŸ˜‰ . First I'm allowed coaching @inspirised @theipf Worlds Equipped and helping @ankietimmers86 . At the of the end month I'm allowed coaching @the_epf_ classic championships: @jacq3d @emdelangen @irislifts @flatbenchjoe @inspirised and helping the other athletes who will compete @rowan.kollau @kantinkavanbaalen @david.vasseur.161 @isabellelifts @bobvandenboogaard @pleun.dekkers @evijuanita @sharrsperanzasatine @powerstrikkie @ilyscious . And the coaches: @sandrawildeman @pjotrhoek @dogan__tekin . Nike – There Is No Finish 🏁 Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #philiftsophy

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IT’S GETTING KINDA HECTIC

Hi Everyone,

It’s Sunday again and that means
blogtime. Not every Sunday as you have been noticing, but for sure every now and then. Yesterday was my first equipped training in my brand new suit. Let me tell you

.I (think) I never felt so much physical discomfort during a training before.  Two weeks a go I got in my suit for the first time and was not able to squat 70KG properly. When coach told me that we would try out the new suit this weekend I thought it would be for squats only and not even all of them. Just some reps and then get out of it. Oh gosh what was I mistaking. I learned in the hard way that assumption is the mother of all f*ck ups. Pardon my French. Yes indeed, that’s for sure the case.

I wore the new suit the whole training, that means for squats, bench and deadlifts. Diclaimer: that was a choice. But getting in the suit was a hell of a job. So when I got asked to take it out (inbetween bench and deadlifts I chose to keep it on). BIG MISTAKE. My legs were screaming for help the entire training and still are.

Since I am a GENIUS, before training, I was so smart to rub some warming lotion on my legs to activate the muscles. Not taking in to account that I had to get in the suit using plastic bags over my legs. So within 5 minutes in to the training I was burning like hell; friction + sweat + friction + light weights + more friction = CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. I’ll never make that mistake again in my entire life. Coach was having the time of his life
laughing so hard, that he couldn’t even put on the kneewraps. Telling me that history of 20 years ago is repeating itself. Somethings never change I guess. The equipment and time area changes, but the intelligence of the people stays the same.

In to the training:
Squats went good, especially for being in my suit for the first time. I’m close to hitting depth and am focusing on a steady walk out with my new suit. Coach @wimwam1 having my back at all times means a lot to me. Even if it means putting me under a lot of pressure to deal with myself and getting things done. Bench pressing in my new shirt is something I’m getting more and more in to. Bench pressing is a piece of art by itself and am still putting effort in mastering this the best I can, even with those strong long arms of mine. At deadlifts I’ve noticed that It’s even more important to keep my technique on point in this new suit. Not acting and looking like a banana will make a lot of difference. The tailor will see me very soon to get it altered.

Furthermore there are some other things that need my attention & I’ll be working on that the coming weeks. Paying more attention on keeping my daily schedule on point, making myself and taking rest a priority again. This week I’ve learned that taking charge of things is actually not the same as taking charge of yourself. Putting myself on the backseat, instead of the driversseat, is not contributing to where I want and need to go. So it’s time to switch it up!!!! It’s all part of the game and process that we call life.

Don’t forget to turn up on this page to follow my equipped journey every once in a while. Untill we meet again.

Untill we meet again
XX
Iris

 

Start up my training, after two weeks of rest….

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New squat shoes fits great… Start up my training after two weeks of rest…. Coming time it will be light weights… And see how my body and mind will respond. . Nike – There Is No Finish 🏁 Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #philiftsophy

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Got new squat shoes :-)

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Got some new awesome squat shoes 😎 Thanks to @ilyscious 😘 . ANTA China 🇹🇳 . Will the force be with me . Nike – There Is No Finish 🏁 Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #philiftsophy

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Iris & Ilrish Kensenhuis both nominated for “ViVa krachtpatsers”….. vote!

Vote on the following lin: https://www.viva.nl/viva400/krachtpatsers/ 

V I V A 4 0 0 Yesterday we discovered that @ilyscious and @inspirised were nominated for the #viva400 amongst some of the best and the coolest female athletes in the Netherlands . We are nominated in the badass strength category ‘krachtpatsers’. As powerlifters that is !

Game on ……. on my first equipped Powerlifting meet….

Blog by: Ricky Bakker

GAME ON (belong the video of my final squat 265kg and deadlift 275kg)

Earlier I tried to describe how my preparation went to my first equipped powerlifting meet. As you might have read, maybe not, it was bumpy. Well that bumpy has not changed during the rest of the preparation. But ain’t that a part of powerlifting. In the end, due to physical discomforts, it is not even really possible to have bench presses in the shirt. What I have been able to do is indeed very promising 😊!

Then it was game day! It started well, was a little too heavy, I had to lose weight, I did not have to. The equipped meet was based on Wilkes. So eventually I weighed 93.1. Fine. This is where lesson 1 started, because Wim is not Wim when you get a lesson again. Because if I had simply used my mouth, I knew I did not have to take the trouble to lose the last grams.
Wim told me he could coach me because he had made the choice not to participate at the meet, so that was a stroke of luck.
When the Kensenhuis sisters came to help, I got a mug with GAME ON as a print. Well with so much power in my corner, you know. Only option is enjoy and lift.

What I noticed from the beginning is that there is a whole different atmosphere in the equipped lifters than in the classic lifters. Logical or not logical. One side is that you need each other, just look at the participants numbers. Otherwise, I still want to win everyone. But everyone helped everyone. Difficult to describe what that has loosened with me. But in this way I noticed that I could easily shift my head into positive thoughts, which made my whole game vibe ‘better’ than usual.

I lifterd a very good meet. 8 out of 8, yes because Wim has decided to skip the 3rd attempt bench. That is what a good coach does, look / feel / anticipate and respond to. Speaking of reacting. I still a kick under my ass from Wim. Yes!
At my first squat I got 1 red light and 2 times white lights (so as you know, a good lift). But I dared to ask why I got red light once. Simply put, I will never ask this question again (to Wim). More importantly, I have learned that focusing on the positive benefits my attitude.

Big difference with classic lifts is especially the knee wrapping. You simply wear sleeves, the whole meet, even during bench presses and deadlift if you want. Knee wrapping is a profession apart. Timing is important. So I learned that the hard way. The referees had something to debate about 1 attempt before I was allowed on the platform. I was fulling packed and ready. That means that all the stress was on it. Delicious!
I have done bench presses classic. Physical discomforts caused only 2 attempts.  Deadlift went very well. On a 3rd turn I got a choice in terms of kilos what I would like to lift. Of course I went for the highest, also because it was a good day. The consequence to this choice was that I had to make my first attempt wearing belt together with my deadlift suit. The rest is history, haha ​​I always wanted to say that.

To write a conclusion/ I found the road to the game quite difficult. Sometimes even annoying because of the trouble what it cost me to do the training. But the meet was a great experience, partly because of the good meet and nice coaching and all the help of everyone.

So my thanks especially to Ilrish and Iris, tough but honest aunts!
Sandra, for one of the best power lift lessons I have had!
And Wim, because he always does annoying. But it is very educational and understanding.

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First equipped powerlifting meet of @rocksstarricky!!! Squatted a new personal best in his 3rd attempt without belt 😀 265kg . Nike – There Is No Finish Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #philiftsophy

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And also in his 3rd attempt deadlift @rocksstarricky lifted a new personal best of 275kg and became 3rd at SBD Cup Equipped 2018. Congratulations!!!! . Nike – There Is No Finish Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #philiftsophy

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HIGH FIVES AND GOOD VIBES (my first blog on philiftsopy.com
..woot woot)

That sums these last few weeks up. And let me tell you it didn’t come easy. There is still plenty of more work left to do. While I’m writing this blog, after a pretty long and nice equipped training session with @wimam1 & @ilyscious I realize some thing; HIGH VIFES and GOOD VIBES are aspects I focus on and invest time in to fuel me up and keep me on track.
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At this moment I’m five weeks and five days out for Competing at the WK EQUIPPED 2018. This will be my third equipped meet and 1th WK EQUIPPED meet ever to attend. And boy oh boy I’m very excited. Last week while supporting @rockstarricky and @grootjoostde at the SBD CUP 2018 someone asked me what style of powerlifting I like more
RAW or EQUIPPED.

I had to think a sec to answer that question. The answer is I don’t prefer one above the other, at the same time I’ve noticed in a short amount of time I grew a lot of appreciation for the dynamics and flow of equipped powerlifting. These features come to mind when I think about equipped powerlifting and somehow they relate to my personality. You can’t cheat your way out of your lifts and just like in life
.there are no SHORT CUTS. I’m proud to say that it teaches me a lot about myself, life and lifting in general.

Last week and this week @ilyscious and @wimwam1 helped me to get me in my new suit. I’m the most impatient person in this planet. The magic word for me is STRETCH, when it comes down to clothing, quality time, being lazy, spending money, watching TV and enjoying FOOD. I like to stretch all of those activities. But my suit does not have any time for that. I just have to adapt, twist, pull, turn and go with the flow to get in to that thing. And the funniest part of it all; I can’t do it by myself. Want to have a good laugh for today (or the rest of this year) ?? Be sure to watch me trying to RUN the WORLD like a PRO *not so much* 🙂

Stay tuned on this site to see more bits and bites of my roallercoller ride to prepare for this meet.

Untill we meet again
XOXO
Iris