What can I say……..

5 month ago I stopped training. At that stage I couldn’t handle the problems I got after my operation. At this stage I still suffer from restrictions in my head. My mind isn’t able to handle the same I did before I became ill. Nevertheless I took several different paths to figure out if it will become better. At this stage it is not making a difference which path I take, therefor I hope the neurologist can help me, only I had to wait till next year 🙁 Iris and Ilrish confront me yesterday with the question: So you will wait till then and you won’t do anything health/fitness? ……….. Although I have to wait it is time to do something for my health/fitness……even it is only a little bit… The last two days I was to stiff to show the athletes what I mean which technical improvement I saw and told to them….. The coming weeks will be tough due the sore muscles (myalgia) and it started today. I started with some warm up excersises followed by 5×8 20kg squat, 5×5 50kg conventional deadlift en 5×8 20kg bench press….. See how my body will respond on that tomorrow and the days which followed…… the coming weeks I started to do at least 3 light training session…… Today was number 1…..

2nd training session of Iris and Ilrish

Joost de Groot training in WimWamGym

Oldskool training…

Happy faces ………

Today’s trigger……

For several months I don’t powerlift (train) ………… My mind is disabled on several points….. Most of all I starting to miss the structure I had for so long. Trainingsdays, focus on my lifting goals, which generated the discipline to go for it….  Below the a headline of a newspaper which my mother gave me. This is the same date as the date (30th May 2017) of my first Dutch Championship Powerlift Championship, which I also won 😀  At this stage I feel how important that messages is for me and what I misses at this stage. I have interpreted the text as follows: If you what to be a champion, you have to act like a champion. So you have to do what is needed to achieve your goal. Nothing more and nothing less…. let go of the things (mindsets) which is in your way to achieve your goal….. So it is to figure about (a) new goal(s), which give me focus and give me the inner power which generates the power for the structure and the required discipline…….

 

Being able…being stable…being equipped

Being able…being stable…being equipped

Entering the world of powerlifting for little over a year now. Not knowing that this was a start of learning that there is way more possible than you ever imagine.

Some of the masters in this field convided me in the secret that CLASSIC/RAW lifting did not exist when they started.

Me….newbie….in this field can’t even imagine how that looked like but most of all how this feels like. A part of me and my partner in crime @ilyscious are curious about this world of dynamics that seems to be the crème de la crème of lifting.

Well….speak your wishes outloud in the presence of  Wim Wamsteeker and you know you will regret it in the same nano second  ?.

14/10/17 I will never forget….!

When we tried to find a benchshirt in Wim’s collection there were a zillion custommade to choose from. We had the honour to get in his zero XXXX shirt that he worn at one of the competitions he participated last year ?‍?.

Ofcourse I felt the superhero in me come out knowing I’d bench like I never benched before. Luckily for me I now can say I still have all my teeth.

Placing the bar on the right spot and pressing through the sticking point.  #OMG #PAIN #POINTOFNORETURN.

How do people go through such pain for fun ???. That was my initial thought. But holy guacamoly how cool is it to bench more than you have ever benched!!!

It felt like #MAGIC.

For sure we will be back for more.

Back in Time :-)

In the year 1987 I won my first (junior) National Powerlifting title. Also I started my obligatory military service. And it was my final summer at RCN Zeewolde. So 1987 is a memorable year for me and now 30 years later I went back to place where I had a great time. Awesome to see (small) changes and get confronted with the memories. My friend came over and it was emotional. Both are partners have stand there for years and they have left the place. When you see recognition points, you hope time stand still. Only the o’ clock taps. There is no way back only memories…. so cherish these memories (quote Patrick) and yes I will do. Thank you! We also went ‘naar voren’ 🙂

Photos I have taken at RCN Zeewolde 2017, click here!