Lift Heavy

Anonymous said: Sometimes when I see people bench pressing personal bests I squirm because if spotter screws up then iron wins over bones and muscle; good luck and be safe.

I know those feels. Luckily we had 3 very good spotters so I felt safe, but whenever I bench in the gym alone I’m afraid to go anywhere near my max because it’s not worth getting injured if I miss.

But thanks for worrying :)

Some photos from yesterday’s bench battle. Wish I got some video but these photos from Paris Productions are pretty sweet. It was outside in the cold and rain, but I still managed to hit a paused PR with 175. (This was an unsanctioned fundraiser, so this doesn’t count toward records, but it still meant a lot for my confidence!) Took me two attempts but I pushed it up!

I weighed in at 131. This was very weird because I weighed 129 on Saturday and even stopped drinking water around 7 pm hoping to get down to 128, but instead gained 2 pounds. Must have just been too much sodium or something. Well, c’est la vie. I have only been casually dieting for the last month or so and I am not close enough to 123 yet to make the cut. Besides, since this was unsanctioned I wasn’t going to fight to lose any weight anyway.

I don’t know the final numbers yet, but this small meet and 5K was set up to raise some money for Relentless Detroit,and I think it was a great idea. Maybe next year I’ll try to do the same!

ninj42:

190 bench PR

So strong I can’t not reblog your bench.

Very long but successful day. I won this battle axe for having the biggest female bench today (175 at 131 bodyweight), and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Very long but successful day. I won this battle axe for having the biggest female bench today (175 at 131 bodyweight), and I couldn’t be more pleased.

To my followers:

Do I follow you?

Particularly looking for powerlifters, crossfitters, weightlifters, bodybuilders, strongman etc. I really only like to follow people who post about their own training etc, so if your blog is primarily fitspo or reblogs, I will probably not follow.

So like this post if I haven’t followed you yet, and I’ll check your blog out.

I just want Tumblr to act like Twitter. I want to be able to put you all into lists so that I can separate you by topics and by people I really want to keep up with rather than the 600+ blog jumble that is my dashboard.

Anonymous said: Opinions on CrossFit?

captainjaymerica:

If puppies did it, it’d be my favorite activity in the history of the world.