Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 2 Weeks Out

  The excitement is real right now! I’m 2 weeks out and strength just keeps on going up. I’ll have to admit that I am feeling tired and my energy levels are not as high as they have been in the past. Focusing on dialing in, sleep, recovery and nutrition are my priority as I getContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 2 Weeks Out”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 3 Weeks Out

  I hope you are speaking your dreams into existence. Again I’m behind on these posts especially as meet day is fast approaching (this Saturday). I will be posting the next two blog posts in this series this week and next week, I’ll post my peak week thoughts and my recap of meet day. IContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 3 Weeks Out”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 4 Weeks Out

  Accidents can happen anywhere to anyone and I’m not exempt from that. I’ve been fortunate enough to have not experienced any serious injuries in my nearly six years of lifting. Two weeks ago on Wednesday, the bar missed the rack and fell on one side of my face whilst benching. Although I came awayContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 4 Weeks Out”

Training for my First Powerlifting Meet: 5 Weeks Out

The reason that this post is late is because I found out three weeks ago that I had been put on the waitlist for the meet I wanted to compete in. I’m not going to lie and say that I was upset about it because that was an understatement. I was distraught for the firstContinue reading “Training for my First Powerlifting Meet: 5 Weeks Out”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 6 Weeks Out

This week’s training week started on a higher note than last week. That mental shift and reset was all I needed to get back into gear with regards to training, nutrition and my overall well-being. In fitness, we tend to focus more on the physical aspect of things and push the mental side on theContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 6 Weeks Out”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 7 Weeks Out

I’m a week behind with this series so I will be releasing week 6 thoughts on Saturday. You’ll get three posts this week and next week back to normal scheduling of two posts a week. Week 7 was really tough for me both mentally and emotionally. I had moments of self-doubt and defeats in termsContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 7 Weeks Out”

Training For My First Powerlifting Meet: 8 Weeks Out

I’m starting a new series on this blog for the next eight weeks to document my journey to my first powerlifting meet. For those of you who don’t know what powerlifting is, it is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three main lifts –  back squat, bench and deadliftContinue reading “Training For My First Powerlifting Meet: 8 Weeks Out”

4 Reasons Why You Should Start Working Out

We are all aware that working out is important for several reasons such as maintaining health, keeping fit and weight control management, but do you know why it is important? I’m sharing four reasons why it is important to start working out today. Posture Working out regularly can help fix the most common posture problems.Continue reading “4 Reasons Why You Should Start Working Out”

What is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours or days after doing a strenuous or an unaccustomed exercise. The duration of DOMS depends on each individual but it usually peaks around the 48 hour mark after training that specific body part. Every lifter and athlete experience DOMS at oneContinue reading “What is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)?”

Summertime: 5 Ways to Stay Fit

It is a beautiful day to be grateful! I hope you are enjoying the first few days of summer.  🌞 Summer is the season where most people feel stagnant or drop their fitness goals due to the holidays, the weather and more. Most people do not want to be inside during BBQ season. I can understandContinue reading “Summertime: 5 Ways to Stay Fit”