I have tried powerlifting in high school, and I have just done 9 months of weightlifting. I have decided that powerlifting is my thing and so I am going to make a log of my progress because I don’t want to fall into the trap I did after my two shoulder dislocations - laziness. I want passion, I want brutal strength, and I want a positive memory of my journey.
So today I started my journey by entering Melbourne University’s gym to find myself surrounded by more large frames than I have ever seen in one room. One guy comes up to me, asks if I am gay, when I answer no, he turns around and starts dishing out gay jokes to the main coach
He asks me what the fuck I am doing here “Are you here because you are gay?” - I say “I’m here to become a brutal motherfucker” and he nods in approval. Somehow I am starting to think he’s a bit of a homophobe!
Anyways, the coach decides to tell me I am piss weak, and so gives me undivided attention for the rest of the session! Funny how that works.
I am training with this old couple - they are so cute! But then the 70 year old gal squats 2 plates a side and doesn’t even look phased. I am liking this place already
So, I have finally found my home. It begins now…
Bench Press - 3x5x65kg
I haven’t benched in 2 years, but that is still pretty pathetic - let’s see how fast I can get my bench over 100?
Deadlift - 3x5x90kg
Had to relearn how to do this, because I am so used to doing cleans from weightlifting.
Squat - 3x5x70kg
Had to relearn how to squat, because I have only ever done high-bar and front squats. This one was very light for me, but oh well.
Warm ups omitted until I get my program sorted.