Another Branch for the Weight Loss Tree
In the beginning I said, “I just want to lose some weight”. I had a number in mind, but it was more about just getting the weight to start coming off! Once that happened, it’s been like a domino effect. One thing has led to another, and another, and another!
The latest branch to the weight loss tree is my first ever powerlifting meet. And as a side note, spell check needs to add this word to the list.
I was very surprised when my dear friend, Cathy invited me a long for the ride! She’s been doing this for a couple years now and I have loved watching her. It’s kinda cool having a cyber-training partner.
I don’t have a lot of time to train, I think 4 weeks left, but at least I’m starting out with a good amount of base strength. This has already been super fun for me. It’s been a nice distraction from the number on the scale, I must say – a goal that requires me to recover and fuel myself more efficiently – SO not what I’m used to.
So my maxes we’ve set, without really knowing them, are as follows:
Squat – 215
Bench – 130
Deads – 260
Today was skills day. I videoed my last 2 sets of each lift.
I’m not sure I got low enough on that set. But no doubt I hit it on the next.
I felt like my form was great on these. My back stayed nice and tight.
Mentally jumped the gun on those. Guess that’s not cool to restart that way. I probably should have just continued through the lift. Because if I do this at the meet I’ll have to continue.
Deads & squats are something that feel pretty natural to me. But bench on the other hand…. I’m posting these videos in hopes you don’t laugh… (out loud). I can though… I look like a monkey trying to swing to the next branch. WTF? I am having so much trouble getting the form down on these. So here they are… if not for anything else but pure entertainment.
Seriously I was trying to emulate this video, but now I can see I neglected to keep my rear planted. No wonder it felt so damn awkward!
120 bench (hilarious, really hard to watch)
Lots more work ahead of me.