Rhythm is a dancer….. (5 minutes reading time)

Hi Folks,
To whom it may concern 😉 ,

After at least 1,5 years of no competitions because of the state the world was in, it’s a pleasure and privilege to be able to be in competition preparation again. If there is one thing I’ve learned about myself and this situation it’s “SLOWING DOWN”. Things that I already never took for granted; health, a roof above my head, being able to see different parts of the world and sharing quality time with loved ones (nearby and overseas) became even more special. Even getting to know my body and understand how it moves was one of it.

 

Before all the lock downs (I even lost count), I participiated in every competition that I was able to attain. I’m blessed to say that I’ve learned a lot about myself and the sport at every one of them. Mostly that there is no winning without losing. Looking back at these times my focus slowly but surely has shifted more and more to equipped powerlifting. Even though this discipline seems to be the less  favored by the most people who are participating in this sport it resonates with me on another level; it takes another kind of mental courage and preparation. Besides that it shows me that Rhythm is a dancer and I need a companion.

 

The gym is still a place I can call home, and home is where the heart is. Other sport activities also spiked my interest in these uncertain times showing me how to balance out strength, flexibility, letting go versus tensing up. Being uncomfortable means that I’m trying something new, I’m learning, and expanding.. Discomfort is a sign that I’m GROWing, even when the unknown makes me nervous at times, and that is totally okay.

 

 

Thnx for reading, and I hope you are doing well and enjoying live as much as possible.

Kind regards,
Iris xoxo

 

Iris Kensenhuis debut at the Dutch Nationals Equipped Powerlifting, 3rd place overall & National record deadlift 230,5 kg

Today Iris had her debut at the Dutch Nationals Equipped Powerlifting.  After 10 weeks training and 5 equipped training, she did a great job! Awesome to be at here side 🙂 For me also a comeback as coach on a meet. I can imagine she will write her own blog this coming week at www.powerlifter.nl

Nevertheless below some facts of her meet and below the video of all her attempts, including the Dutch National Record deadlift with 230,5kg

Squats went great. 1st attempt 185kg followed by 195kg. Unfortunately 2 reds on her 3rd attempt of 200kg. In my opinion it was a good attempt. Nevertheless you have to accept the referees decissions.

1st attempt bench press was very nice. On her 2nd & 3rd attempt the plate on the right side hits the safety racks. The safety racks were not locked at the rack and therefore moved too much outside 🙁 Also with that kind of a mather you have to deal with.

Deadlifting went awesome. Iris 1st attempt was 220kg (equal to here classic record) followed by 230,5kg. And that is a new Dutch Record Powerlifting Equipped. Her 3rd attempt 238kg was a little bit to heavy for today.

Overall she became 3rd place on her 1st Equipped Powerlifting meet. Hopefully she will be invited for the European Equipped Powerlifting Championship in May 2018. If she does 🙂 it will be Time for really tight suits. I can imagine at least 1 person will like that very much 😀

Again Iris you did a very good job!!! proud!

Totaloverview of my Powerlifting meets

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My results on Nationals & International Meets

Youtube playlist Powerlifting meets, click here!

Worlds (seniors)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2002 +125 320 200 280 800 12
2001 +125 317,5 207,5 300 825 10
1999 -125 325 205 320 850 11
1998 -125 320 207,5 302,5 830 10
1997 -125 330 207,5 300 837,5 8
1996 -125 300 195 280 775 9
1994 -110 Bombed

Worlds (Masters I)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2016 -120 312,5 197,5 272,5 782,5 5
2015 -120 317,5 185 270 772,5 5
2014 -120 290 202,5 252,5 745 8
2013 +120 332,5 207,5 260 800 6
2012 +120 330 155 270 755 4
2011 +120 320 220 NRMI 287,5 827,5 3
2010 +125 342,5 210 285 837,5 5
2009 +125 322,5 195 275 792,5 3

Worlds (juniors)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
1990 -110 262,5 140 255 657,5 5

European (seniors)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2006 +125 312,5 207,5 282,5 802,5 6
2000 -125 340 215 312,5 867,5 4
1999 -125 342,5 200 300 842,5 9
1998 +125 320 200 300 820 6
1997 -125 310 197,5 285 792,5 6
1995 -110 280 175 280 735 11
1994 -110 295 165 300 760 9

European (Masters I)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2016 -120 315 192,5 270 777,5 3
2015 -120 300 172,5 262,5 735 7
2014 -120 297,5 207,5 250 755 7
2013 +120 330 210 270 810 4
2012 +120 340 NRMI 217,5 277,5 835 NRMI 3
2011 +120 335 NRMI 217,5 277,5 830 NRMI 3
2010 +125 315 190 282,5 787,5 2
2009 +125 315 190 270 775 2

European (juniors)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
1992 -100 280 NRJ 110 280 670 11
1991 -110 265 152,5 260 677,5 5
1990 -110 262,5 140 255 657,5 5

Union Cup/Western European

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2006 +125 280 197,5 272,5 750 2
2001 -125 290 170 270 730 5

Nationals (seniors)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2016 -120 180 267,5
2015 -120 305 195 277.5 777,5 3
2014 -120 25 185 220 430 5
2013 +120 190
2012 +120 315 205
2011 +120 300 212,5 265 777,5 2
2010 +125 325 202,5 282,5 810 1
2009 +125 312,5 185 272,5 770 1
2008 +125 295 180 265 740 1
2007 +125 282,5 180 260 722,5 2
2006 +125 280 212,5 277,5 770 1
2005 +125 305 190 280 775 1
2004 -125 270 170 265 705 3
2003 +125 280 170 260 710
2002 +125 330 205 300 835 1
2001 +125 305 185 270 760 1
2000 -125 330 205 300 835 2
1999 -125 325 60 300 685 4
1998 -125 332,5 150 280 762,5 2
1997 -125 330 210 300 840 1
1996 -125 307,5 190 290 787,5 1
1995 -125 300 177,5 295 772,5 3
1994 -110 300 170 300 770 3
1993 -110 265 145 290 700 5
1992 -100 270 NRJ 152,5 285 707,5 7

Nationals Classic Powerlifting

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2015 -120 222,5 130 240 592,5 5
2014 -120 225 142,5 255 622,5 4
2013 -120 220 137,5 242,5 600 5
2012 +120 250 130 257,5 637,5 3

Nationals (Masters I)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2016 -120 305 190 255 750 1
2015 -120 305 160 255 710 1
2014 -120 260 192,5 250 702,5 2
2013 +120 327,5 207,5 265 800 1
2012 +120 320 215 265 800 1
2011 +120
2010 +125 100 285
2009 +125 320 180 265 765 2

Nationals Classic (Masters I)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2017 120 212,5 127,5 242,5 582,5 3rd

Nationals (juniors)

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
1991 -110 260 147,5 255 662,5 2
1990 -100 230 130 250 610 1
1988 -90 215 125 235 575 2
1987 -90 195 110 210 515 1

Open (Mid/North) Dutch Championships

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
2008 +125 300 190 265 755 2
2005 +125 285 185 270 740 1
2002 +125 315 197,5 290 802,5 1
2001 +125 310 185 295 790 1
2000 +125 320 205 300 825 2
1999 -125 345 210 310 865 1
1998 +125 335 70 290 695 1
1997 -125 Bombed
1996 -125 322,5 200 290 812,5 1
1995 -125 260 155 260 675 1
1994 -110 300 180 297,5 777,5 1
1993 -110 275 160 290 725 2
1992 -100 270 145 280 695 2
1991 -100 240 140 235 625 2
1989 -100 220 130 235 585 8
1988 -90 205 127,5 240 572,5 7

In the December 1992 I broke three junior records.

Year Class Squat Bench Deadlift Total Place
1992 -100 285 NRJ 150 300 NRJ 735 1

First junior in Holland, with a bodyweight below 100 kilos, who lifted national junior record of 300kg deadlift.