My final Nationals went very good. With big help of my friend Peter Baltus, coaching me during the meet. Michael Kalter my other was also competing so it as a memorable day for. Like the old days when we 3 lifted together.
The day before I felt some nerves I didn’t feld for a long time. Like I did when I started competing. Knowing that this were my final Nationals made me tense (sickly).
The competition went very good. 1st attempt squat gaves me a little pressure and I corrected the movement when I came out of the whole. My final squat 275kg was the best and just 10kg below the National record. In my loose suit I can control the pressure in my head very well 🙂 Bench press went a little bit worse than hoped during the warm-up and therefore I didn’t push myself to much. And finished with 172,5kg. Deadlifting I do without suit, because also a loose suit generates to much pressure with the liftoff I don’t want that. With my opener 230kg I made the qualify total for the Europeans & Worlds Powerlifting Masters II, so mission accomplished 🙂 In my 2nd attempt I did 242,5kg and in my 3rd and final I felt the emotion that is was my final attempt at the Nationals. I pulled 252,5kg and made a total of 700kg. This is 40kg below the National record, so this will be a nice goal to lift at the Europeans 😉 Thank you all for the support.
The final equipped training is always very funny 🙂 at least for some one. Iris and Ilrish had a nice final equipped session after their ‘low’ weights classic training 😆 After this training the openers are sets and they can enjoy the weekend and the light training session coming week for the Nationals. Below their final equipped training sets.
Today I had my final equipped training for the Nationals. Finished the training with 3×2 squats, deadlift and bench press. The weights are approx. the weight of my final warm-up set for my openers next week at the Nationals. Short video of my final sets.
Equipped Nationals are coming closer….. So full gear squats and bench press. Ilrish wearing a very loose suit and shirt and make a big step forward hitting here attempts in here gear. Iris also on the move….
Glad that today my big friend Peter was helping me out today. He motivated to do an extra step during this training and I went pretty well today. Wearing my loose suit and shirt and still able to lifting a little bite more (with 2 reps) what is required to qualify myself for the EPF Europeans and IPF Worlds Powerifting Masters. Peter is coaching me at the Nationals in two weeks. More info about the Nationals, click here!
A little step back this training comparing last week Saturday training. Getting ready for the heaviest training for the Powerlifting Nationals Eqqupped…. this training will be next week. Yes step by step the progress is moving into the right direction. The suit and shirt is fitting Iris each training better and better. Ilrish is becoming stronger and stronger on here raw power. At this stage compare last year on the same time, the girls are on the move.