In my personal update I wrote today, that I have to deal with the issues of my brain operation (you can read this blog here! Therefore I have to make step backwards when I have lack of energy….. I have to figure out what my limits are (in my normal life)… It is just like powerlifting =0
Wednesday I took a step backwards in my training to have enough energy for today’s training. With the knowledge I have from the past 😉 and also I read on http://www.hersenletsel-uitleg.nl/ I took some rest in the afternoon :-I
Also I decided to training with ‘lighter’ weights than last week Friday.
During the warm-up with squats I made some different steps and reps that previous training. During the warm-up it felt good and steady. At the end I finished with 3x 195kg (belt & sleeves) 🙂
With deadlift I pulled 3x205kg as final sets 🙂 During the bench press I took to little rest between one last and last set. Therefore I stopped when I pressed 2x 120kg instead of 3. Overall a big suprise for me and at this stage an impressive training 😀
‘Luckly’ I recieved an email from a colleague with a link to http://www.hersenletsel-uitleg.nl
When I read the information on the website, I read my ‘own’ story. I have difficulty to handle with bright (sun) light, noises, interaction (in a group) etc. At the end it causes lack of energy (feeling tired) …… Oooo that is strange….
In the articles on the website it is clearly explained that it is ‘normal’. So I have to make some changes and enable help to make progress in my recovery (new life / me) It is hard to realize you ain’t able to do the things you did in past without any problems. At the end I know it will me grow to a better me, only it need time……. Tonight my weekly ‘normal’ powerlifting training….. Time to stay within my ‘basic level’ ……
When you don’t have enough energy, there are a few options to deal with your training:
skip your training
full fill your program as planned
full fill your program and take less weight (and safe your energy for your next training.
You can image which option I chose. The reason of my choice is that I want to full fill my ‘heaviest’ training / manage to lift the weights I planned to lift on a meet. A meet is the most important for me (normally 🙂 ) so one step back, can help you to make 2 of more steps forwards. So I’m aiming to train (lift) good Friday at my weekly ‘normal’ powerlifting training. Also I decided to skip the strechting cycle, so I keep the tension on my whole body. Also I toke more rest between the sets. This training lasted approx. 105 minutes.
The announcement is that I will (hope) to participate at the Dutch Nationals Masters (equipped) 21st of May. This announcement makes myself a little confusioned 😀 Participation means that I have to hold an eye on my borders. So I don’t get too enthausiastic and put too much weight on the bars, so the pressure will be too much in my head.
I’m very glad that my new way of training created this possibility. The decission makes me very happy 🙂
I don’t want to leave the platform through the backdoor 😆 and this meet will give me options for the future (comings months). Because of this participations I keep the option open to be able to participate at the European & Worlds Masters (equipped) If I will be participate I don’t know yet. I know I liked the meets very much together with my international powerlifting friends and in specific with Peter Baltus and Michael Kalter. If I will be participate I have to try out to wear loose suits / shirt, because the ‘normal’ tight suits / shirt generates too much compresion (and therefor too much pressure on my head) …….. This will be an option after 21th of May.
Goals for 21th of May will be:
Squats 220kg (with wraps)
Bench press 127,5kg
Today’s training was tough (most off all mentally) and therefore I took a little bit more time to train. Workout lasted 105 minutes instead of 90 minutes. The weights, sets and reps were the same as last week Monday. The 4-in-1 squats are really killing me 😀
Although the weekly ‘normal’ powerlifting training is lighter than a CardioPowerLifting session, the impact on my body is hugh. Between the sets I take more rest compare the CarioPowerLifting sets, only step by step I go to the edge of my ‘new’ maximum power. The impact of last night ‘normal’ powerlifting training was gigantic. Although my mental focus wasn’t 100% like the weeks before, I pushed my self to make progress compare the week before. So today I had to deal with a really tired and sored body 😀 Therefore I decided to take a little bit more time during my warm-up sets and take a little less weight compare last week Saturday training. So this session lasted 95 minutes.
Program of today:
Planken 5x 35 seconds
Knee raises 5x 15
Goodmornings 5×8 40kg
Squats 2×8 20kg 2×8 55kg 2×8 80kg
Speed squats 5×5 100kg (all sets within 5 minutes)
Mindf@#k set 1x120kg 1x130kg 1x140kg 1x150kg 1x145kg 2x140kg 2x130kg 3x120kg (all reps done in 5 minutes)
Deadlift 3-in-in set (3 sets) 3x120kg 3x140kg 2x160kg (6 minutes)
Romanian deadlift 5×5 90kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 2×8 60kg
Speed bench 5×5 80kg (all sets within 3 minutes)
Mindf@#k set 1x90kg 1x100kg 1x110kg 1x115kg 1x110kg 2x105kg 2x100kg 3x90kg (all reps done in 3,5 minutes)
Fly’s 5×8 5kg
It is/was a strange week. Nevertheless I continue this week training session and tonight I had my weekly ‘normal’ powerlifting session. The warm-up was harder than last week and the will was good. Therefore I took 2x175kg squat (belt) and 2x195kg (belt & sleeves). Squat session I finished with 1x210kg (belt & wraps) This rep was the best of all 🙂 I controlled the weight and breathing. Deadlift went tough and therefore I decided to deadlift a single with 205kg instead a double. 225kg (belt) went okay for now. Bench press went pretty well the double with 112,5kg went easy. Followed by 120kg (wrist wraps) and I finished it with 1x 125kg (belt & wrist wraps). In my opinion a very nice progression. At this stage I don’t yet what I will do in coming week trainingsession. Tomorrow it is mindf#@k day 🙂
My felt really sore, so I took a little bit more pause between the sets. Thereby this training session take 5 minutes longer than last week. This training I took the same weights, sets and reps as last week Wednesday. This training is meant for recovery, so I will be able to put some weights on the bar during my weekly ‘normal’ powerlifting training (which I do on Friday) Friday it will be my 2nd time to train at Spartacus. Last week it felt unusual. It is still hard for me to operate in a full group of people with a lot of interaction. So that is also a good training to get used to it again 🙂