Although my abductor felt a little stiff and much more than previous days, I did just some light weight recovery session. At the end of the training my leg felt almost the same. Totally recovery of the abductor is coming insight 🙂 Tomorrow I will do some light weight session also and I am planning to do a little bit heavier weights on Wednesday.
Squat 5×3 90kg
Deadlift 5×3 140kg
Bench press 5×5 90kg
Sunday’s are there for me to reflect on the week in general and ofcourse all my powerlift adventures are a part of that. Two weeks in to my new cycle for Nationals and I can say…..I’m still standing ?
This week I saw different time slots in the gym. Early in the morning, during the afternoon and late nite creeping. Luckily for me the gym is open 24/7. Being the vampire that I am that’s a great outcome.
This week I had a first time deadlift session with a new kind of resistance. Oh Lord….that’s a whole other ballgame. Focusing on getting my back even stronger and holding the tension during my lock-out will for sure improve this lift.
I also focused on my walk out for squats. Chest up, stand proud and trust the FORCE that’s in me. That counts for all the stuff I do. While having a sit down with coach this week we also talked about how important it is to get enough sleep and feed of the right nutrition. Something I’ll look in to deeper this coming cycle amongst some other things, and for sure will write about this on here.
All the upperbody accesories are contributing to my bench ?, al so pretty pleased with that. With a new BENCH SHIRT that will be my new best friend from now on.
Another great friend of mine….my tailor…. did a great job on altering my squat and deadlift suit again. They were still too lose to coach’s opinion. And I agree with him (dont’t tell him that). Ofcourse that means I have to work even harder the coming weeks. Cause equipped lifting is unforgiving when it comes down to cheating on your technique. Posture is KEY.
But hey…didn’t I tell you a couple of blogs a go that I am up for a challenge? Down below you’ll see a first impression off that…..even picking up the bar needs some extra instruction. Eventualy the bar went UP, and came down.
….Untill we meet again….
Yesterday I did a light trainingsession within the trainingsession of Iris & Ilrish. Friday I was to tired and gave my abductor some extra rest 🙂
Squats 3×3 100
Bench press 3×3 95
Today I had 75 minutes work-out and I felt good. Squatted 3×3 140kg (with my Titan Yellow Jackets 😉 Deadlifting went also good and unfortunately in my final set I had some slight reaction in my leg 🙁 Gladly after the set I had no pain reaction 🙂 Hopefully it is just connective tissue adhesion that came loose again…. Glad with 3×3 190kg. Bench press is feeling very good lately and I took a small step back and did 3×3 115kg follow with 3×3 135kg wearing my Titan Super Ram 😀
Today I made a small step forwards with the recovery of my abductor. Yesterday therapy was helpfull and with less pain I was able to squat 3×5 90kg and deadlifting 3×3 150kg. The reaction after my training was less than the trainingsession before. My expectations is that I will be able squatting 110kg again and on Sunday 130kg. Bench press felt a little bit stiff and that is what I expected. Last Sunday I had my best bench press session since I start up this new trainingcycle. Still doubting whether I will or will not participate at the Dutch Nationals Equipped Bench Press at 25th of March. A few days until the registration closes……. 🙂
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Continue my recovery of my abductor injure…. It takes longer than expected. Nevertheless it gives me time to focus more on my bench press 🙂 and it works….. Saturday I did 10 sets of 8 reps with 20kg squats and some RDL’s sets…. Yesterday I did some variations squats with just 60kg and deadlifting with 3×3 130kg. On my bench I made 3 reps with 125kg…. and that’s a PR at this stage and I did some bench press with the Titan Super Ram and I finished with 2 reps with 170kg… 😀
Today did only some recovery sets ….
Squats 3×3 80kg
Deadlift 3×3 140kg
Bench press 3×3 90kg
Please take your time to read the latest blog of Iris, click here and Ilrish,click here.
After a Sunday well spent doing absolutely nothing I am geared up for what is already week 3 of zhe program. But not before I inform y’all about some of the ways week 2 had me feeling’ of course. I’d be lying if I said everything I had to do was super easy this time around because it was not . But even some of the things I suck at aka loathe aka hate with a passion as big as my pretty-sizeable-behind, are starting to grow on me 😉 Soooo there it goes;
THREE KINDS OF FEELS THAT ACCOMPANIED ME TO THE GYM THIS WEEK.
Confusion. After thinking I just murdered my first – heavyish -training on Saturday, I managed to mix everything up on Monday, again misreading my program (what else is new) and going in and out of my style during squats. I told Wim and he said I couldn’t execute my plan to play catch up on the things I missed in a session later in the week, which first actually really pissed me off but turned out to be for the better once I put it in to perspective. Being confused about this has me fired up for the new week, were I aim to do not want to miss a thing #aerosmithvoice.
Hunger. And I mean that in every sense of the word. Most of you reading this will know that I am not the heaviest of super heavies around, in fact at my last meet I was just over 84 kg. Nevertheless the weight thing doesn’t stop me from being as hungry as I can possibly be stepping in to the gym everyday and putting all of the kilo’s on me to work. Some say I ‘ SHOULD’ be bigger/ heavier , not knowing I actually know how it is to weigh 120KG for example and I do not find anything amusing about it for me as a person. Taking that in mind helped me to stay hungry this week. I am hungry for kilo’s. On the bar. I am hungry for reds. Reds, on reds, on reds.
Fried-ness. Mid-week, after doing my umpteenth set of RDLs the thought of me doing a doublebodyweighted anything just couldn’t be processed by my mind (or my body). I find correcting some things in my technique challenging with a vengeance, but I know it is necessary for me to achieve my goals that consist of maintaining and gaining strength, being a more complete lifter and growing as an athlete everyday. If feeling like a piece of doublefried chicken is part of that I’ll take it , because my last session on saturday proved again that part of the ‘ i cannot….’ thoughts are made up in the mind. And as you might have guessed by now my confused & hungry-fried-up-self managed to do everythang on zhe program. I think Wim would have locked me in the WimWamgym without food and water if I didn’t.
Last sunday my first equipped meet took place.
I am still over the moon about my performance on that stage. I ended one chapter of my lifting carreer to start reading another one.
Coach gave me some rest so I could recover from all of this. And I used my spare time to do so.
That does not mean I didn’t see the gym at all. I went to the gym several times and focused on mobility work and light weight exercises.
Yesterday I had my first central training. It felt heavy. Heavy on my body and my mind.
If you would tell me that I moved all that weight 505,5 KG in total at the equipped meet I would tell you that it was not me but a body double. So at this point I am not that happy about myself, and my first training of the new cycle. And the real deal has yet to come. PLAYTIME is over.
I have to find the switch to turn that unhappy feeling in something positive. Because I know there is a lot to be excited for.
□ International competitions
□ The opportunity to develop myself as a more skilled athlete,
□ Learn a lot more about lifting and myself.
With my equipped performance last week I was able to get invited to participate at the European Championship Equipped Powerlifting in Pilsen [ Czech Republic ]. Not in in a million years I would have thought I would be doing such a thing. Knowing that powerlifting started as a joke and just for fun. And within 2 years it has became the real deal.
Just as real as the tickets that are booked to Canada where I’ll be participating at the World Championship Powerlifting in Calgary. ✔⚪⚪⚪✔. Talking about FUN stuff right.
Without having fun there is nothing to it. So that is what I am going to have from now on even now PLAYTIME IS OVER.
The new cycle is leading to Dutch Nationals that is 48 days and 14 hours away. So buckle your seatbelt. It’s going to be a bumpy right.
◇ Untill we meet again ◇
Today I just made 11 sets of 8 reps with empty bar (in different variations) 🙂 Just to focus on recovery of my right abductor. I can walk and do every thing, only when I generate some pressure I feel pain. nevertheless I can continue my excersises. See what the reaction tomorrow will be and if I can do some empty bars squats again, so I can do some weight on the bar on Sunday 🙂 After the squats I did some light weight deadlift. Tomorrow I want to do some light weight RDL’s. I used also my new hex bar 🙂 just for 3 sets for 3 reps with 125kg. Bench press with good and I want to do some heavier light weights on Sunday 🙂
Squats 5×8 20kg Safety bar 3×8 20kg Rackable Cambered 3×8 20kg
Deadlift 3×3 130kg
Hex Bar deadlift 3×3 125kg
Bench press 3×3 110kg
Do you want to see all deadlift attempts of Iris at the Dutch Equipped Powerlifting Nationals, click here and watch here breaking the Dutch record.
Okay here the video of all the deadlift attempts of @inspirised at the Dutch Equipped Powerlifting Nationals of last Sunday. Including the new Dutch Record of 230,5kg. With this attempt she qualified herself for the European Equipped Powerlifting Championships in May 2018.
This meet is a very a nice steps towards her Worlds Classic Powerlifting in June 2018.
Read here blog about the nationals, click here and mine, click here!