135kg double... last set of the night.. not perfect, but not 100% shit either.
3 weeks ago I decided to change to sumo and it's 9 days till I compete. Should be interesting haha. My eyes are on Simm City in 9 weeks.
With these shit knees.
With these shit knees, plus work, plus effort, plus training I've managed to 3 rep my 1 rep max.
I've never been prouder of my shit knees and of me.
The only thing holding me back now is the walk backwards from the squat rack.
When you're feeling a little bit #lifted 😁😂
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Haters will always hate so posting it anyway 🤷♀️
I’m on my feeling guilty train. I’ve been over excessive with the whole relaxing my calories. I’m literally like a light switch-all or nothing and for over about 2weeks I’ve been nothing 😂😂😂
So took a comparison picture. Pic on the left-85.9kg pic on the right this morning 88kg 🙄🙄🙄 but in reality-not a massive change. Im certainly not the beached whale i feel that I look like.. (little bit bigger round the waist but I can still fasten my belt🙌🏼) I’ve got over the weight situation-cos even at my slimmest weight I still wasn’t lower than 85kg! I always go off how I feel. And if that fails, a comparison pic it is.
Moral of the story-don’t be so hard on yourself for letting go every now and again and I’ve still got extreme bed head.
There’s no words to describe this Ritter bar that are appropriate for the gram. Just get yourself one and you’ll understand 🔥
Chocolate brownie @rittersport with the new @grenadeofficial double chocolate biscuit and their fudge brownie bar, chocolate brownie @fibreoneuk, strawbs and a chocolate drizzzzz 🐷
19 111an hour ago
Strength gaps in lifts are something that tend to occur as we push heavier with the weights we are using. These little things which may be small and inconsequential at lighter weights become huge problems as more and more weight is added to the bar.
One of the biggest issues with sumo deadlifts is that people initiate the pull with their back, which causes the thoracic spine to curve very early in the lift.
This issue from my experience occurs because of the following reasons. Incorrect foot set up, lack of leg drive, hips position during set up and finally, lack of proper education in the lift itself. Luckily all of these are pretty easy to address.
Experimenting with your set up and having you form assessed with address
95% of the issues.
The tip I use with my sumo lifters is during your pulls try and remain as upright as possible and focus on pushing the world away from you as opposed to focusing on pulling the bar. The final phase of the lift wants to be quick and snappy as the hips pop though locking out for a fast ending the lift.
Expect the sumo deadlift to start slow and then speed up as the bar passes your knees and pushing you hips into the bar as opposed to dragging the bar back.
Here we have my client @jayneclark_ working away on improving her deadlifting working on the above mentioned points.
First time doing a late night session in a while and I’d forgotten how important it is to be fueled properly to lift heavy weights - no matter what time of day it is. 😬
I definitely did not have enough carbs pre-workout so had a minor ‘hangry’ tantrum at a weight that felt heavier than it should. 😭
I’m now about to have dessert after eating a large portion of spag bol - I’m better now. 😇 #rookieerror#powerliftingproblems#hangry
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It's easy to get caught in the mindset of expecting see your strength go up every time you go to the gym.
Because, when you first start out, your strength *will* go up nearly every time you go to the gym.
But the stronger you get, the harder it gets to gain strength.
In the same way you can't expect to lose weight every time you step on the scale, you can't expect to gain strength every time you go to the gym.
And in the same way losing scale weight isn't the only way to know you're losing fat (measurements go down, bf goes down, clothes fit better, you feel better, look better in the mirror, etc)...adding weight to the bar isn't the only way to know you're getting stronger (use better form with the same weight, do more reps with the same weight, feel stronger with the same weight, get less fatigued, etc).
All of that aside, I want you to remember one very important point.
You probably got "hooked" on lifting because you loved it. You loved how it made you feel. You loved how empowering it was. You loved the process of getting stronger.
Now, if you find yourself getting stressed out or worried or concerned or angry or demotivated because you aren't getting as strong as you'd like as quickly as you'd like....take a step back and re-evaluate.
Breathe. Smile. Relax.
You do this because you love it. So don't let it become another stressor. Enjoy the process. Take it all in stride.
Keep on going <3
Has anyone ever told you something about yourself and you got so offended by it that you immediately wanted to proof them wrong?
"What do you mean I'm lazy? I'm not lazy, I'm like the least lazy person I know. I always do something. I rarely even have time to sit down and be on my phone. You are telling so many lies, I am most definitely not lazy!"
Did that ever happen to you?🧐
Well, my friend, that is your subconscious realizing whatever this person said is true (at least to some extend).
Obviously you get offended because you don't want it to be true. You wanna keep ignoring the fact that you might actually be lazy and have to change something in order to get anything done.
And instead of taking a step back, listening to your subconscious mind and saying
"You know what? I think you're right"
we go with the first instinct we get: defend yourself to not deal with it.
That is the easiest way for your mind to go: protecting you from uncomfortable situations.
You need to understand that others are not rude or stupid for speaking the truth, you simply don't like hearing it.
And I encourage you to change that.
Instead of letting negativity take over everytime you get offended by other people's words, ask yourself:
Do these words offend me because they're true? Is this a sign for me to start changing something?
I know it might suck in the beginning, accepting the truth can be painful sometimes.
But please don't let that stop you from taking a deep breath and thinking about it.
Instead of getting offended and spreading negative energy, thank them for giving you something to improve at.
After all they're here to help you evolve into the person you're supposed to be 🤷🏼♀️
Got some more videos from Eastern Districts. Here’s some of @gibbs_ella. Ella extended her scottish junior records in bench (77.5) and deadlift (170), and equalled some other bitches squat record (140). A good day she went 8/9 missing an 82.5 bench narrowly after setting up too close to the bench. Looking forward to scottish juniors next. 🦍 🦍 🦍
Cardio is hardio but necessary non the less. If you don't like running or HIT etc why not try a bit of strongman style training. Loading, Farmers walks, frame carries, tyre flips to name but a few. Do these types of exercise against a set time and you will be shocked at how long 60 seconds can last! You will so get a great all body workout. Your can adapt equipment that you already have in the gym. You will also get strong in the process.
6 weeks ago I struggled with just the empty bar now we pushing 32.5kg and it’s feeling fine 💪
Bench is still my slowest lift, definitely need to work on pushing through my legs so i can start shifting more weight. I also have this tendency to look around rather than focusing on the bar which means I lose my balance (story of my life) and get mad disorientated 🤯
This lift definitely did not look as smooth as this last night, when poor prep meant I had to do my session on less than 1000 cals (I’m usually hitting around 2200 a day) and oh my days it was ROUGH, I was all shaky, weak, nauseous and had to have an emergency Coke before I’d allow myself to drive home! Never again.
3 333 hours ago
Upphöjda Mark, 115kg 💪 känns bra i korsryggen idag 😅
@lizpowerlifts is Australia’s most successful Powerlifter, across all federations, men and women.
Think about that for a second!
Liz will be speaking at Shero Summit about what she has learnt through lifting, how she transformed her life from a party girl with no purpose to the be the best lifter in the world.
Summit participants will also take part in a practical Learn to Squat session coached by Liz, assisted by @jesseakister@_loacosta_ who are also international level lifters and coaches.
If you’ve never learnt to squat before there is no one better to teach you the basics.
If you have then this is your chance to get practical help to take your squat to the next level.
bought a month pass to Helheim because i loooove lifting there🙂 nothing too exciting today, more so leaving these here to hold myself accountable.
LB squat 1x1x275 @8.5
bench 1x1x175 @9.5-10 (overshot, sorry @brenna.patty)
squats haven’t moved in weeks but that’s the harsh reality in dropping 7-8 lbs in 3 weeks. i’m just doing everything i can to get my numbers up and tryna enjoy the process. i’ve never repped my bodyweight for 7s on bench so working sets were a small PR🥳 bw at a low 140.4 #4weeksout
In enemy territory 👀🙀 hehe however training with @holly_lifts & @stephieeestephh and getting to see @urslifts_ was lovely today 💜
nothing too exciting cos last one of deload week, but very much needed 🤷🏼♀️
19 12473 days ago
First powerlifting meet in the books ✅ Going into this meet I definitely was not expecting to place AT ALL but I ended up placing third in my weight class for my very first meet! 😈 Let me just say, I am so addicted! The powerlifting community itself is SO AMAZING! Everyone is so supportive, encouraging and just overall fun to be around! Congrats @themeccagym team! You all kicked butt!!! And a HUGE thank you to the best coach ever @orenwhitingfitness —you da bomb!!!!! Now time to train for the next meet in May! 😈😎💪🏼
40 5333 days ago
Oh hi, hello, it’s me again🙋🏻♀️. -
Just Without gym clothes this time! Lol ❤️.
Found these nike dad shoes at a thrift store 👛🙃 so I’m happy 😃