Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: Meet Day

  …And that’s a wrap! Meet day came by slow and went by fast. A lot faster than I expected. My nerves hit me right before I got on the platform and I didn’t get the results I wanted. I’m usually pretty harsh on myself but with my support team there with me and theContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: Meet Day”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: Peak Week

  On Monday 12th November, peak week training officially begun. I was surprisingly calm about everything which scared me quite a bit. I had looked over my progress pictures since starting this meet and I was blown out of the water. I had spent five and a half months dieting down for this meet andContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: Peak Week”

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”