Female lifter here:
35 years old
Been lifting for a good 5 years or so.
Kinda just need a little corner of the world to my own where I can write down my numbers and my other musings. In the last few years all of my badass lifting friends have gone by the wayside, either through injuries or changes in fitness goals. And my boyfriend (who I adore, obvi) is a fitness professional which is both awesome and challenging at the same time - he wants to get shredded, I feel pressure to lean out, he puts on size, I let my ass get fat, now he’s stopped powerlifting (he is/was a 600+ deadlifter @ 200lbs) so talking about powerlifting isn’t the same anymore
Then there’s fucking fitspo, and booty shorts with socks, and women saying ‘honor your body and get strong’ while wearing booty shorts with socks, it’s all very confusing and annoying and making me go lone wolf status.
My current numbers are (been working sub max for a while, so not sure on 1RMs):
Dead 305 (a belted sumo)
I just started working with a belt this past month and let me tell you, that shit is FUN! Like falling in love all over again.
Goal is to do a meet sometime next year, haven’t figured out when exactly bc I’m interested in:
Yanking 345 (Conventional)
Squatting (no real goal here, but let’s say a house for now)
I’ve competed 2x in the past, so this time I want to make it count and compete at 123 lbs. I like being competitive and the whole “it’s you against you” is cool, but I like to be a little bit extra in my competitiveness.
So this time around I’m going to try to lean out a bit (also bc I feel pressure to stop being such a fatfuck since my guy is now keen on getting ripped and you know, society) and then cut down to 123 w water manipulation. If I go off my macros and shit, please feel free to remind me that no man wants to eat a bag full of cottage cheese.
New cycle starts Monday. Here we go!