No filters needed with the ridiculous lighting at HQ, unfortunately step aside in the sunlight and gain 5kg of fat while losing muscle at the same in an instant... but I'll take it and insert some sh*tty cliche'd motivational quote about 'grinding' and 'hustling' etc etc ...... 🙃
This leg day was a mix of various squats and deadlifts. In this second clip I want to point out that I have what's called the "sticky point" of my squat, which is the up motion. I can ease down a lot of weight but when I try to get it up I get stuck. Unfortunately the settings on this railing was either past parallel or above parallel for my shortness. Typically you want to do these at parallel. But I didn't want to apply too much pressure on my lower back so I chose to be above. I still had to fire up my quads and activate my glutes to press up the 245lbs (max full squat is 215lbs). #fitness#fitmom#fitfam#fitlife#squats#deadlift#goals#womanwholift#bodybuilding#legs#legday#muscle#gains
Who loves deadlifts? Who loves @jodes1382 ? Who loves @kortney_olson ? What if you could have all 3 at the same place at the same time??? Here's your chance!!! This is not to be missed. Let me know if you would like to compete in the comp. Otherwise come along and cheer everyone on, meet Kortney, eat food and win prizes #powerlifting#deadlift#grrrlarmy#grrrlpower
Squat night! PB: 115 kgs (253 lbs) x2x2. Went for a third squat in first set, lost a bit of confidence so the squat was high. Video of second set.
Amazed at where I am at with my squats, Great coaching and programming by Trent Nguyen @miyagistrength
Tonight, lowbar squats, high bar squats, RDLs and planks.
Quick session today in between clients @ptcperth - keeping some work in in-between my heavy sessions for an effective peak leading into competition and to maintain as much lean mass as I can while being 15 weeks into a calorie deficit. New low weigh-in today - finally hit the 84's with 84.8kg (186.95lbs).
Monday - W9D1 - 27/2
➡️ Single Arm Cable Seated Row - 5x8
➡️ Hammer Grip Chin Ups - 4x6
BW x 6
BW+15kg(33#) x 6
BW+20kg(44#) x 6
BW+25kg(55#) x 6
➡️ Hanging Leg Raise - 2x10
➡️ DB Side Raise - 3x8
➡️ Cable Face Pull - 3x8
➡️ Assault Bike - 250 cal
Still rehabbing my shoulder after it slipped a week or so ago. Managed to hit this easy single of 155#. This was the same weight as my 2nd (and only successful) attempt at my meet and it definitely felt easier. I've decided to start training towards possibly competing in August at the @usapowerlifting Regionals in Boise, ID. It's not a for sure contest but it gives me something a little more concrete to work towards!
Mondays chest session was followed up with back. I was pretty wrecked by the time I got to these bad boys but I pushed through. Usually good for ten at 180kg but only 8 reps tonight. I always listen to my body especially when it comes to back and the last rep shows. I know what it's like to have sciatic pain 😩🙏
4 sets only tonight:
120kg x 16
140kg x 14
160kg x 12
180kg x 8
My final lifts from my first @irishpowerliftingfederation meet in Belfast.
I got 9 for 9 and came away with 575kg total at 93.4kg.
Delighted with how it went, still got a long way to go but it's great to see all the training paying off.
Massive thanks to @emmakilos @eva2602 @tara.maguire and Sandra for being there and supporting, also @arthurlynch and @coach_cusack for all their help and guidance up there.
Best lifts were Squat 195kg, Bench Press 135kg and Deadlift 245kg.
Now time to get ready for IPO Nationals in Limerick next this Saturday.
Taking a short break to read up on @corenutritionals products. I take a lot of pride in representing this brand and one thing I know that's expected of me is that I can explain WHY these products work, not just when to use them. Knowing why each ingredient and its dosage amount was selected allows me to help customers make more informed decisions. Sure, I can easily say "they work better" than (insert brand), but I want people to WANT to choose Core Nutritionals, not feel forced to choose them because I gave them some scripted pitch about how they were created by one of the best natural bodybuilders of all-time.
The next time you're in a supplement store, ask the salesperson to explain what the ingredients do and why the dosage amounts are what they are. Chances are, they can only give you an overview of what the company claims the product does (ex: more energy, better pump, enhanced focus). There's no shame in not knowing everything about a product, but there's no reason to blindly trust someone without politely asking them why you should spend your hard earned money on their vague recommendation.