Training for powerlifting championships next year. Sadly I cannot afford to train in a gym as money is very tight, so making use of the dumbbells I have at home. I did open my own MMA and Powerlifting gym but it sadly just put me into a ton of debt and I had to sell all my equipment except a pair of dumbbells and a few other bits I cannot get rid of.
Training now at home just to keep me sane.
Doing lots of Pistol Squats with weight, right now Im up to 22kg for 10 reps.
Going to drop down to 5 reps from now on and see how heavy I can get.
Love this exercise. Its no substitute for heavy back squats or deadlifts but this with lots of 1 arm pull ups and 1 arm push ups I hope to keep my lifts from dropping. PBs at 145lbs bodyweight are 352lbs bench press with 2 second pause, 405lbs ass to ground squat and 500lbs deadlift. I know my squat and deadlift need to catch up to my bench.
Should fingers crossed be enough to win the british championships and maybe take a few national records. If the lifts dont drop too much that is.
My brother in law is going to try and sneak me into the gym he works at before the competitions so I can test my lifts.
Will certainly be an interesting experiment, training for a national powerlifting championship without training squat bench or deadlift, just bodyweight training. Just doing it for fun and to keep the stress getting to me.
Hope you enjoy the video, please post your Pistol Videos if you have any!