Dear God this forum is like a breath of fresh air. Strong women…fuck yeah.
So 1 week ago I went with my bf Aaron to his powerlifting “gym” (a hole in the wall basement with racks, power racks, tires, GHRs, platforms, and NO F+ING MIRRORS!!! AWESOME). God I hate 24 hour fitness. Anyway, I deadlifted for his coach Todd, a conventional 3 rep set of 285 and he told me to do a meet coming up here on Dec. 5. I went to this meet last year when Aaron lifted, and even though Aaron has been nagging my ass to get serious about lifting, I never actually thought that a year later I would be doing it…especially deciding to do so 1 month before the meet. So good times. But I will only be doing the deadlift, because it kicks ass, my bench is decent, and my squat sucks and 1 month is not enough time to get those proper.
A bit about me…
I have been “training” and not just “working out” for about 1 year.
I have not focused on powerlifting, besides incorporating DLing, SQTing, and benching into my workouts with no real training regime for these lifts specifically.
I have never trained in 1 RM form, but figure after pulling 3 X 285 after 6 prior sets, I can shoot for about 340-350 for a 1RM (would prefer 360+ but we shall see).
I LOVE LIFTING HEAVY.
I have an injured ankle that has never healed after 4 years…probably my fault for being too much of a lazy asshole to rehab it properly when it happened.
My stats are 175, 22% BF (assuming), 5’6"
I just started the Anabolic diet in attempts to lean out, but I guess that’s fucked. More food for me…although keeping with the AD for now, just bumpin up the kcals.
I figure this is a good place to track my progress, but more importantly, get some real feedback and advice. Anyone have any good advice for what my training should look like?
Pull workout tonight. Log it later.
BTW- the pic was from a few months ago before a vacation…hence the tan. A few pounds heavier and 100% paler today…sweet for me.