My gym refuses to open on time. 40 minutes late and I’m about to go home and miss my workout because of it. Not cool. #fitness #powerlifting #workout #missedmyworkout #personal
Not a morning person
I hate waking up. I hate lifting first thing in the morning. But most importantly, I hate waking up to lift in the morning and then my gym doesn’t open.
This is becoming an issue.
i hate when guys say shit like “why would you cut your hair? guys dont like girls with short hair” thats like watching someone else make a sandwich for their self and saying “why are you putting tomatoes in it? i dont like tomatoes”
Anonymous asked: Which powerlifting organization are you a member of? And what weight and age category are you in? Your stats are impressive. How long have you been doing this?
Thank you! <3333
I’ve lifted in RPS/XPC, APA and UPA. My next meet is in SPF. I generally just go for the meet that is the best time and location for me, I don’t really care which federation is hosting it.
I compete in the 123 weight class in the Junior division (I’m 23).
I started lifting weights sporadically about 4 years ago, but I didn’t really start training for powerlifting until summer 2012. So I’m coming up on 2 years now. My first competition was October 2012.
Anonymous asked: Hi there! A big fan of your blog and progress. I'm a girl and I have trouble going up on my lifts and maintaining usually because I don't recover fast enough. I also like to run in between my lifting days and I'm the type who doesn't really like taking protein shakes so what can I do to help my recovery, besides sleeping and whatnot.
First of all, think about your goals are. It’s very difficult to train for a powerlifting meet and a marathon at the same time, so everything you do in your workouts should be in service of one specific goal. Even if you don’t have an event to train for, you need to know what your objective is in working out. It is possible to work toward two, but it slows you down are wears you out, like it seems to be doing now. I’m training for two meets right now, and even though they’re both strength-related, it’s incredibly taxing on my body. I wouldn’t recommend it in most cases.
Second, Think about your workouts and how they’re serving that goal. Things to consider:
- Scheduling: Take more rest days, or be more strategic about when you take them. If you’re just running because you like the extra exercise and the cardiovascular benefits, then maybe you should re-adjust your schedule to something more like a 2-1 schedule. That would mean 2 days on, one day off, over and over again. First day is lifting, second day is running, third day is off. Or do longer workouts fewer days per week. Having at least a day in between lifting days where you don’t run will be very helpful.
- Training split: are you making sure your workouts are different enough to ensure that you aren’t still sore from your last workout when you do your next one. If you make the mistake I did, and deadlift the day before you clean and jerk, your back will probably be too sore to do your best at your next workout.
Third, Think about your diet. Consider:
- Are you eating enough?
- Are you eating enough protein? (Depending on your goals, a lifter may need as much as .8-1.5g protein for each pound of their body weight)
Fourth, Think about your rest days. Consider:
- Are you stretching, foam rolling or doing some type of deliberate recovery work? Everyone is different, but taking 15 minutes on your days off to pamper yourself can make a huge difference. Epsom salt baths, hot tubs and massages are all also good.
- Are you actually resting on your rest days?
Also, consider some supplementation. I know you said you’re not into protein shakes, but a good multi-vitamin can help replenish lost nutrients from your workouts and the B-vitamins may actually help you get more energy. Also, I love heliotropin, which generally makes your sleep deeper. I feel like I recover faster when I’m taking it.
If you would like to work together on your programming feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gotta plan better moving forward.
This week was the first time in the while that I couldn’t get through all my training because I was too sore. Lame. This morning when I was trying to snatch and do clean and jerk, my back and legs were complaining the entire time. Heavy deadlifts the day before 80% olympic lifts is a no-go I guess. :( I will plan my life better this week.
So I’m currently 3 weeks out from my Olympic meet and 5 weeks out from my next Powerlifting meet. Almost all of my training for the next 5 weeks is going to be the main lifts, and I’m just going to try to put out as many heavy reps as I can. I’m excited to see how this goes!
Monday 3/10 - Sunday 3/16
- Monday: Bench press (120x6, 130x5x2, 135x4x2), OHP (singles at 55, 70, 90, dropsets at 70)
- Tuesday: Snatch (singles at 75) C&J (singles at 110), Squats (singles at 135, 180, 225, dropsets at 180)
- Thursday: Snatch (singles at 75), C&J (singles at 110), snatch pulls, Bench press (145x3x2, 150x2x2, 170, 2 Negatives/forced reps)
- Friday: Deadlifts (singles at 190, 230, 290, dropsets at 230)
- Sunday: Snatch (singles at 75), C&J (singles at 110), clean pulls