making this post just for you since I deactivated Facebook today. Look at me trying to keep my wrists straight like I actually know a thing or two about powerlifting 😂😂😂 felt super unstable but I'll get there.
Back home, back to training 🤷🏼♀️
Down sets at 175/385 after single at 245/540. x1 6-0-0 tempo, x3, x5 low bar without belt. #BuildASquat
82.5kg mot 2.5cm kloss som en liten fjärt. #bänkyngel
✨220x5✨ Had a couple sets of these the other day after my squats. By this point my legs were basically numb 😂😂😂 •
Strong, amazing, powerlifter and trainer: @kelleyfit
First squats in a looooong time. 1st day of a new program from the amazing @its.me.courtp @aotearoastrong
✌💪 Paused squats. 3 x 10. Kept it nice and light and didn't go over 90kgs...but maaaaaaan they were hard. Still fighting my way back after being sick, but it feels bloody good to be back!
Last training session as a 'Miss' unless I train before the wedding tomorrow 😂😂😂. Deadlifts feeling strong again now 160kg x3
Someone tried out my knee sleeves tonight. Squats never looked so pretty. 40kg for 5x5. #subsubjunior
I feel like when people post transformation images they're usually visibly drastic. The reality is it takes a lot of time, hard work, and persistence. I think people should celebrate the little mile stones as well! So here's a 6 month progress picture. Feeling thicc & juicy in both 😜 #transformationtuesday
Sometimes I see a contest come out and think #yolo
, I’m ready to train for another show or meet- I can do a lot of things now and don’t have a lot of pain anymore. Seeing the events posted for this year’s Florida’s Strongest Man definitely gave me the itch to go for it. But then I try things that remind me just how big of a deficit I still have. Definitely hard not to feel like I’ll never compete again sometimes, but just gonna keep on keepin’ on. #powerlifter #strongman #kneesurgery #aclreconstruction #9monthspostop
C7W3D2 2x13 at 185 and an amrap at 175 for 16 reps. High bar felt really good, like I was actually using my quads to squat, but the knurling on the bar was killing my my back. I’m not usually a pain wimp but I nearly tapped out half way through the second set bcs of how bad it felt 🙇🏽♀️ #thisisfemalepowerlifting
✨100x10 with 1 second pauses✨ “So is it 1 Mississippi that’s 1 second or is the word Mississippi 1 second in itself?” We tested and it is in fact the word itself that is 1 second long. 😂 •
Mam zezwolenie na starty po debiutach!!! 23 lutego wystartuje w British Classic Championships 💪🏼 Jakiś czas temu postanowiłam odwiesić singlet na czas nieokreślony - razem z @lewiswalker942
uznaliśmy ze jest to konieczne dla mojego ciała, dla mojej głowy i progresu. Jednak od ostatnich zawodów dokonałam spory progres w technice martwego ciągu, wzmocniłam core, zrzuciłam trochę body fatu i odseparowałam się od „numerów” na sztandze. I tu właśnie chce wspomnieć o off-season- do czego nam to w ogóle potrzebne? Wiadomo, że starty to esencja sportu i fajnie ciagle stawać na platformie i zgarniać medale. Czasami tez federacja niefortunnie ułoży kalendarz i nie ma wyboru. Ale bez off seasonu się nie obejdzie, bo, jak to się mówi czasami trzeba zrobić dwa kroki do tylu. Nie będąc pod presja ciągłych startów możemy skupić się na technice (która często wiąże się z odjęciem ciężaru ze sztangi), na akcesoriach na które zwykle nie ma czasu, na poprawieniu słabości i, naszego podejścia do treningu / trójboju ogólnie. Off season pomaga odciąć się od naszych maksów i skupić się na procesie i rozwoju.
PS. Na wideo bench PR 68 x 4 @9.
Muszę robić więcej zdjęć do tego typu postów bo jedyne co mam to urywki z treningu. #progress #progres #motywacja #offseason #powerlifting #thisisfemalepowerlifting #girlswhopowerlift #girlswhosquat #girlswithmuscles #dzik #dzwigajdziewczyno #theipf #scottishpowerlifting #trojboj #lifter
finishing up some cambered bar squatting from last night with a really smooth 340 single. Yes, she had more in the tank. But we also have no reason to push heavy, hard singles right now. This was also a 10 pound PR. Her strength has come a long way in a short amount of time. The main goal is to push work sets in a specific range, build work capacity, and set her up to be as strong as possible on meet day. I’m a firm believer that not every training session needs to leave you borderline crippled. It may not be the best thing for your gram popularity...but it’ll set you up for a good meet. And help you remain in the sport for longer. Riley is squatting up into the high 300’s, benching well into the 200’s, and pulling in the mid 400’s going into this meet preparation phase. I’m excited to see what we can put together. Did I mention this will also be her first meet?
2016 --> 2017 --> 2018
Today’s lesson: gainz and clothing are directly inverse 🤓
In all seriousness, I'm really proud of what I've achieved over the past 2 years, athletically, physically and mentally. Some bits have been utter shite, but I wouldn't change a thing, because it's made me a better person 💕
Witty caption: @lucyp0203
I've been laying on the couch for half an hour doing nothing but drinking coffee and listening to music. I almost decided to sleep in this morning because I didn't *need* to wake up early to get anything done. I could have taken my coffee with me in the car and laid in bed longer. But I thought about this time that I have to myself before the day starts. This time before I get swept away in the stress of being an adult. This time I have to just sit and think about life. I enjoy this time. Even if I'm not gonna do anything with my morning but sit and drink coffee, just getting out of bed is so significant to me. Some days, depression grips my mind and makes just getting out of bed a huge task. Getting out of bed every morning feels like a small victory over depression. Laying in bed or sleeping in feels like giving depression a way in. I struggle to find the balance between working hard and taking the time I need to relax, rest, and recover. I've been told I would never make anything of myself. I've had people look down on me for struggling to do simple things that don't seem so simple when depression gets ahold of my mind. I have fallen victim to thinking that if I just work myself to the point of exhaustion that it somehow proves my worth and shows people that I'm capable of doing things. But that road only ever leaves me overwhelmed and exhausted and it makes life harder than it really should be. I feel guilty taking time for myself sometimes because I feel like I should be making the most of my time. But am I really making the most of my time if I don't give myself a break? So I get out of bed early, even when I don't need to, so that I can have this therapeutic time with my coffee. Getting out of bed is enough to make me feel like I'm doing something productive, while sitting on the couch doing nothing but drinking my coffee gives me the pause I need in my life. I read in a book once that you can't fill anyone's well if your own well is empty. It feels good to work hard and accomplish things. But it's crucial to make time to take it easy too. Relax, rest, recover. Life is hard. Don't make it harder by running yourself into the ground ❤️
Your favourite potato is back in her natural happy habitat 😊😊
Sunday funday with 3x7 at 205 and a hot lil 120 for a RPE 7 single 🙃🙃
Snappy lil 230lb pull for 8RPE! Feeling pretttti Gucci after cutting 12lbs so far thanks to @apex.power
Working on depth with some light weight so I don't end up on QSG!!! #potatoeswholift
Shout out to @flagnorfail
for the sick new gym gear, still don't have a @danalinnbailey
physique but maybe there will be a Christmas miracle....