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Power Coaching 66. Weeks 82-87 … turning 50, new PBs and the spouse registered for her first comp


Loads of information to report on over the previous 6 weeks. I loved recognizing on the British Ladies’s Champions at Manchester Grammar Faculty on 25 Feb. There was some nice lifting happening and it gave me a really feel for the venue, the place I hope to be competing in July.

My body weight appears to be sitting moderately comfortably between 84 and 85kg regardless of treating myself to extra crap than typical and feeling like I’m really consuming fairly just a few extra energy (although it has been my birthday and Easter throughout this era).

Did I point out my birthday? I turned 50-years-old on March 29, so not really feel like a Masters 2 imposter! My spouse stunned me within the health club with a super-cool cake, which I ate far an excessive amount of of … with double cream!

When it comes to coaching, this has continued with none issues and I’m now again to the stage the place every week appears to be bringing new PBs! To summarise:

Bench press: Beforehand my max was 110kg for two reps, however that was at 10kg heavier body weight. I’ve been driving my bench ahead with some critical quantity 3 times per week, dropping right down to my work units after first warming as much as my subsequent competitors openers of 110kg adopted by 112.5kg (new PB achieved first on 26 March, then once more on every bench coaching session: 28, 30 March, 1 April – every time performed with none assist from a spotter and it felt comparatively simple). I’m very pleased with this, contemplating I failed 105kg twice on the comp in January.

Squat: My max has elevated from 150kg for two reps (once more at 10kg heavier physique weight) to 157.5kg for five singles … and I hope to hit 160kg later at this time! As these singles transfer forwards, so do my again off units that comply with (at present 142.5 for two units of 5 reps). The depth of the singles shouldn’t be but of competitors normal, however that of the nice and cozy ups and again off units is.

Deadlift: Coaching has been going properly, however on 23 March I used to be unable to get my final heat up of 180kg off the bottom and my again off set of 165kg felt too heavy to finish. I listened to my physique and took it simple, coming again the next weekend with a brand new PB of 192.5kg (at 84.6kg physique weight).

Lastly, my spouse and our good friend Chantal have each registered for his or her first competitors which can happen at Preventing Match, Manchester on 17 June. This is likely one of the new GP membership comps organized by Jon Wilkinson, geared toward giving new lifters a style of what an actual comp is like, however in a extra relaxed form of setting. I did one in February and actually loved it (see final weblog submit).

As all the time, thanks for studying … take pleasure in your Easter Eggs!

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