Lift Heavy

I overhead squatted 135x3 from the pins today starting from the bottom position. That’s pretty awesome progress. Plus my skin is the clearest it’s been in months so today is a win.

I overhead squatted 135x3 from the pins today starting from the bottom position. That’s pretty awesome progress. Plus my skin is the clearest it’s been in months so today is a win.

strugglesofisaboy:

Final attempt for #squat 117kg #forkeeps #spi4 #powerliftingsg #powerlifting

You’ve gotten so strong. Rawr.

livinbig:

What’s that cute girl that powerlifted for the Olympics that had blonde hair? Send me the answer please!

You’re thinking about Samantha Wright I’m sure (https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/samantha-wright). She did not make it into the Olympics but she does compete in Olympic Weightlifting.

Training for RELENTLESS: August 18-24

Well testing my maxes on Friday did not go well at all. I failed 250 on squats 3 times, and my bench didn’t want to move past 155 with a pause. Didn’t try to go any heavier than 315 on the deadlift, either. But it’s ok. That’s why I didn’t want to compete again until November, so that I would have some time to get back up to the numbers I want to reach.

This week officially starts my 12-week cycle training for Relentless. I am casually following the Fred Hatfield cycle for squats and bench, but my deadlift can’t handle the high reps he prescribes so I’m just going to keep deadlifting once a week with a combination of conventional reps and sumo technique work. My goal is to be able to consistently pull 285 (90%) sumo without rounding my back by the end of this, so that when I try to pull 300+ in the meet I won’t be folded over. Maybe I’ll even get some freaking leg drive.

I’ve earned $4.26 in my pact so far for Relentless (from two weeks ago), and I’m excited to see how much else comes in! Join the challenge and make a PACT to be RELENTLESS!

I would also appreciate any donations you can: http://www.youcaring.com/paulakirillrelentless

Workouts

  • Monday: Bench (5 sets of 140x3, Bench overload at 210), Squat (5 sets of 200x2, no wraps) Done! :D
  • Tuesday: Snatch, Clean and Jerk
  • Wednesday: Arms & Abs
  • Friday: Deadlift (Conventional: 245x2x2, Sumo: 205x3x3), back
  • Saturday: Squat (5 sets of 210x3, Squat overload at 305, add wraps), Bench (5 sets of 135x2)

Nutrition

  • Current weight: 131 (ish. I was both 130 and 132 this weekend so we’ll see how this week pans out)
  • Macros: 1800-2000 calories, 60g Fat, 135g Carbs, 180g Protein, 1.5-2 gallons water. If you look above, I averaged about 180g carbs and 135g protein per day last week, which is the opposite of what I was supposed to do. Need the protein to keep those muscles up! So we’ll see if I can make it a little bit better this week.

Please consider donating to Relentless Detroit, which is an organization dedicated to raising money, awareness and support for families with children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. The bulk of this money is raised by the lifters preparing for the yearly meet on November 7-8, 2014. Learn about the sponsored families on their website. I know we’re all struggling, poor young people, but if you could take a minute to donate $.50 or $1, it would mean the world to me.

Working on dat deadlift. Believe it or not, my back placement is improving. Pulling back on my shoulder blades is giving me a slightly slower start, but giving me loads better leverage. 275x1. #100happydays #day7 #powerlifting #deadlift

Like a kid at Christmas

I am going to test my maxes today. Does anyone else get super psyched about this stuff? I can’t sit still at work I’m so excited. :D:D

Not happy the gym is opening late, but happy that I am finally feeling like a human being again. Been needing to catch up on sleep pretty much all week and last night I was in bed by 10 like a boss. I’m in such a good mood I don’t even care that I’m just sitting in my car at 6 am

Not happy the gym is opening late, but happy that I am finally feeling like a human being again. Been needing to catch up on sleep pretty much all week and last night I was in bed by 10 like a boss. I’m in such a good mood I don’t even care that I’m just sitting in my car at 6 am