Monthly Archives: May 2017

Mini powerlifting competition day

The day of the powerlifting competition at my little work gym finally arrived! I spent the morning nervous and antsy, and around 9am I headed down to warm up before my 9:30 lifting slot. I weighed in (222lb, now you … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, tomorrow…

…I’ll bench press a bear, tomorrow… Yep, tomorrow morning is my slot for the powerlifting competition at my little work gym. I’m ready, but I’m still kind of antsy about it. Okay, a fair bit nervous even. I’m still thinking … Continue reading

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One more for the road

Last night my meeting had a group dinner and I was out a bit later than I wanted to be (the 3 hour time zone difference is killing me). Still, this morning I was up at 5 again, poured some … Continue reading

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Travel training

I am writing this from sunny California! Yesterday my day started at 3:30am to get on a 6am flight and fly out here. My connection was delayed, but I still made it in early in the afternoon and had half … Continue reading

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It’s okay to bench slow, right?

I debated what to work on at the gym today– everything from the back of my neck to my bum is pretty wrecked from the heavy DLs yesterday. I settled on a business-as-usual bench session just to keep the momentum … Continue reading

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Deadlift testing

Today was the day when I finally got around to testing a deadlift max. I followed that with more lighter squats, which felt really solid and my back felt strong. (Maybe I should bench -> DL -> squat.) And finished … Continue reading

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Pressing pause

This morning I was sore in my lower back, so I decided to delay deadlifts for a day and do a nice recovery workout. I’m a little worried about running out of time– all next week I’ll be at a … Continue reading

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