Longtime article reader and log lurker here. Thought for the longest time that I might want to be an FA, but I just don’t seem to have the discipline needed to dial my diet in that tightly. I’ve thought for years about starting a log, but I guess the stars never aligned until now. A fellow gym goer put a bug in my ear about powerlifting a couple of months ago, and now that school (for my kids) is out, I can actually consider the possibility…
I’m a 42 year old, SAHM of three, ages 14, 12 and 10. I’ve been lifting casually since high school, (with breaks due to life) and (somewhat) seriously for about 6 years. I love feeling strong and lifting heavy (compared to the average gym female, not a PL female!) But I’m curious to see if I might be able to develop the strength needed to do well in a Raw PL competition.
I intend to steer my training in the PL direction starting on Monday, 6/23,with the help of that fellow (Bench only Powerlifting) gym goer, but wanted to get this first post in just to say hi, and give a little background about where I’m starting from.
Because of life events (houseguests, and my oldest daughter graduating from 8th grade,) I’ve only gotten 3 workouts in during the last 3 weeks, (2 this week, 1 last week, and none the week before) whereas I usually get at least 3, if not 4 workouts in per week.
I will post my three most recent workouts in the next post, just to give you an idea of my starting point. Keep in mind that these were done with the idea of just getting back in the gym after a break to get everything moving again.