Yesterday’s training felt good at the start and therefore I was easygoing during my squats sets. For a moment I let go of my focus on my technique and strained my right abductor in my 2nd set in 2nd rep. Nevertheless I continued my training and did my 3rd set and bring back my focus on my technique. Gladly I strained lightly my abductor and was able to deadlift. My starting position was a little higher than I normally do. The focus on my technique helps me to work around the (small) injury. The abductor is helping ’the core’ of your upper leg and when you can stay focus on your technique you can do more what you think than on that moment 😉
Please also read yesterday’s blog of Ricky Bakker, click here!
Yes no jogging just walking today. My right calf isn’t still recovered from Saturday. That is no suprise, because barely I could walk the rest of the Saturday 🙂 You to go over your limits to get know of your currents limits 😉 Strechting, some therapy and some salve give me today’s ‘ointment’ to make a walk instead of jogging. And this went well and I notice I handle this ‘setback’ the same I did when something happened when I was powerlifting. Training within the possibilities the injure gives and this helps the recovery progress. I don’t like to take complete rest. In my opinion is handle within the possibilities you have the energy and focus to hold on your goal.. Okay maybe it will take more time to achieve it what you had planned at the start and mostly the setback and the anticipation within this process ensures that you achiev your goal within your time frame you have planned at the start. Do you know how that comes? You have a (sub)goal and they required skills ‘focus, discipline and structure’ which gives you the possibility to anticipate 😀
Stab + Stab makes 3 😉 (sneakerhead joke :-D)
Yesterday I did a short session crosstrainer, because I wanted to challenge myself to do…. and I did 😀
Last week Monday I started jogging and I needed 5 stops (walking sessions) to fullfill 2,1km “jogging” and finally Sunday without a stop.
Today I fullfill 5km jogging without stopping. I take some rest at my brothers house and took some ice tea 🙂 and make a walk back home for recovery. Recovery my ass my calfs, upperlegs and hamstring hurting like hell hahaha. So today I made 10km total trainingsession. My goal is fullfill 10km jogging, without any stops, at the end of this month. Will I achieve this? It is just Powerlifting (life) ….. it’s starts with a (sub)goal(s) and then you need the following “things”:
This gives you the space / opportunity the get you in the flow and gives you the space to anticipate. It was hard not jogging at all on my way back home. Holding me back is needed to stay on schedule for my next (sub) goal(s)….. #THEREISNOFINISHLINE
Normally during this time of year I’m training for the European Masters in July and I have than totally focus on my training. Now I’m not training for any up coming meet, it is hard to focus on my training. When you competiting for over 30 years, my goal(s) to train are set during the year. And at this stage I really don’t know…… 😀 Strange feeling….. See what it will bring in the future 🙂 So today I had an earlier low weight training (again). The temperature in the Netherlands are good (hot), so earlier work-outs are better to do than in the afternoon and/or evening in my opinion……
Iris & Ilrish did a great job at the DRC Cup 2017. Both won the title (Iris in -84kg class and Ilrish in the +84kg class). Awesome performance at the deadlift. Iris deadlifted 200kg. Ilrish is the first female classic powerlifster who deadlifted 210kg in the Netherlands. Below the videos of their meet.
Saturday I decided to go not ‘heavier’ this week. So I added 1 variation to my squat session today. Instead of 3-in-1 squats I did 4-in-1 squats and that was tough and gave a satisfied feeling.
1 set 4-in-1 squat means 12 reps in 1 set 🙂
3x120kg 3x100kg 3×80 and 3x60kg (no hands front squats)
With little rest breaks this is tough. You feeling a nice pump in your body. Also by changing the weight on the bar by yourself, your breathing is going upwards and that making it harder. Additionally, it’s a separate experience that you feel comfortable in the set to recover it by lighter weight. This increases your explosiveness.
Also did 3-in-1 conventional deadlift 3x full pulls, 3x romanian and 3x lift off with 120kg for 5 sets. Followed by 5×3 sumo deadlift with 120kg.
Bench press felt good and easy 🙂 3-in-1 with 3 reps 95kg 90kg and 85kg. Finished training with 5×3 80kg shoulder grip.