Decided to do a slightly different video this time. More so I can better demonstrate the progress I am making.
Basically I went from being able to do only one rep at a time with 145kg to begin able to do five reps in a row at 145kg. I also went from doing one rep at a time at 155kg to doing 3 reps in a row at 150kg and doing rep at a time at 160kg. I was only able to get 4 reps at 160kg, but I'm still happy and see myself making great forward progress. I also increased my bench to 120kg, and it actually moved really well I was surprised I was able to pull three reps of in a row.
I was a bit worried coming into this work out, because I ended up ending my workout early on Friday due to a combination of working out a friend's gym - though I could make my workout fit the new gym, but it didn't and just a sense of feeling burt out. I think I hit a bit of a wall, so I took the weekend to relax and recover and it seems I've come back stronger. Just need a little room to breathe.
Another factor that I think helped with my strength increas is was, one: I had changed up my stance for both deadlift and squat, and I feel doing so has allowed me to lift more comfortably and put greater focus on my strongest area. Secondly I was coming of some back strain, so I had been lifting heavy on cable machines and doing multiple exercises per body part. I feel this focused heavy training really helped build extra strength and work my muscles in new ways. I may actually start using cable machines more.
Paul Edward Anderson (October 17, 1932 – August 15, 1994) was an American weightlifter, strongman and powerlifter. He was an Olympic gold medalist, a world champion, and a two-time national champion in Olympic weightlifting. Anderson contributed significantly to the development of competitive powerlifting.
Haven't posted any gym videos in awhile, but now that I'm healed up and back into the swing of things I finally have some videos to share. These videos were from March 21st and this was my powerlifting day. Just the three big lifts. Was happy to see I was able to return stronger than I was before. Was a blessing to hit a new personal best of 130kg on squat and 140kg on deadlift
Looking back on the videos I think I put more weight on my deadlift than I planned, as my deadlift and squat should be the same. Not that I'm complaining of course 😋 always nice to lift more than expected 😊 only issue is my grip is starting to become more of a factor as I increase weight, but I still feel I can go a bit higher as my grip did start to go till my final rep.
My bench has been holding at 110kg, but I'm not worried as much about bench as I'm more focused on strongman. Still I think I'll be able to hit 120kg soon.
Overall I'm happy with my performance and strength gains. I'm looking forward to seeing how far I can go 😊