HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!
This weblog submit covers the final 4 weeks, which incorporates the Christmas and New 12 months seasonal festivities. I overindulged somewhat bit right here and there, however did no critical injury and am nonetheless on observe for the beneath 83kg weight class on the comp subsequent weekend. From a pre Christmas physique weight of 81.5kg, I reached 83.8kg on twenty seventh Dec, however weighed again in at 81.2kg this morning. I’m additionally simply getting over an disagreeable head chilly that kicked in on twenty third Dec, in order that has sapped my vitality considerably, however I’m hoping I might be absolutely recovered by subsequent weekend.
My goal on the comp is to hit a qualifying whole for Masters 2 at 83kg on the entire of my second lifts and so that is what I’ve been coaching in direction of. Right this moment I did all three lifts as much as the second try for every raise in the identical order I might be doing them on the comp. I additionally took my time on all reps, as if listening for the suitable instructions from the decide. Therefore, my lifts had been as follows (together with diminished heat up reps so as to preserve vitality):
Squat: 40kg (8 reps), 60kg (6 reps), 80kg (4 reps), 100kg (3 reps), 110kg (2 reps), OPENER – 120kg (1 rep), SECOND ATTEMPT – 135kg (1 rep). The opener was simple sufficient, however the second try was a little bit of a grind attributable to a give attention to hitting enough depth. As long as I’m conscious of this potential subject, I don’t see an issue pushing this up on the comp. I’ll give it one final go on Monday simply to verify!
Bench: Empty bar (10 reps), 40kg (6 reps), 60kg (5 reps), 80kg (4 reps), 90kg (2 reps), OPENER – 95kg (1 rep), SECOND ATTEMPT – 105kg (1 rep).
Deadlift: 60kg (10 reps), 100kg (6 reps), 120kg (4 reps), 140kg (2 reps), OPENER – 150kg (1 rep), SECOND ATTEMPT – 160kg (1 rep). I’d attempt to push this somewhat bit greater than I had deliberate, however I’ll see what is going on and the way I’m feeling on the day.
So, my plan now’s to take it simple subsequent week: simply do my openers on Monday and Wednesday then relaxation Thursday and Friday, prepared for the competitors in Liverpool on the Saturday. I might be weighing in at 12.30 and raise off might be at 2.30 – there ought to be a reside stream of the occasion for many who have an interest to look at it.
As at all times, thanks for studying!