Im going to post up training videos for her. She is a bit shy and for some reason doesn't wanna do it her self but hey she is making awesome progress. Her first meet is November in Memphis TN. She has been training in the gym for about 8 months or so now but only lifting for strength the last 2 months.
22 Years old 5'2" or so she says. 135lbs currently trying to get down to 120
Current Max: Squat: 155lbs Bench: 100lbs Deadlift: 200lbs
Goals for Novemmber Squat: 190lbs Bench: 110lbs Dead: 225lbs body weight: 125lbs
Had a Bench session today at the Rush. Kristi looked very solid today great form and finally learning how to stay tight and use leg drive and stability.
Bench Press: 75lbs for 2 sets of 3 and 1 set of 9 Pause Bench Press 65lbs for 8 Wide Pulldown: 70lbs for 4 sets of 10, 85lbs for 1 set of 6 + 1 assisted rep for max time hold. Hammer Curl:15lbs for 4 sets of 12
Fun and YAY for her!!! Tell your wife (from someone who did her first meet in April), it is worth the mental and physical work. I loved the experience and am looking forward to doing it again. Best of luck with the goals -- those squats looked pretty easy
Yeah if I'm not mistaken that is the meet she will be doing I'm still up in the air about it there is a strongman comp pretty much the same time but, I will probably do it just help her be up on the platform with someone she knows and hopefully she cam get over her stage fright. She is a very good lifter and only getting better but has the absolute worst dlfear of being in front of people.
I'm not sure what the turn out will be at this moment, should check with Jesse. However there's a lot of good people here at NBS and there will be some good women competing too. She'll have a blast, you guys should come check it out when you can. Meet some of us, it'll help her probably.
Also are you doing the TN strongest man in Nashville with Martin W? We hosted it at NBS last year but it was so short notice we didn't get enough notice out to people.
We only occasionally train at the Rush but when we do its the one in Hixson or Downtown Chattanooga. Thanks for the complement I love her set up to its just so casual. We are total opposites I get super pissed off and she looks like she could just take a nap and then all a sudden explodes haha something super sexy about it.
Bench Day today at the Rush. Kristi looked very good today espeacially for her. Bench is her major weakness atleast according to her but I think it is right on track compared to he other lifts.
Bench Press: Worked up to 80lbs for 2 sets of 5 and 1 set of 8+1 ( the last rep her ass flew off the bench ) Took a few mins and went up to 90lbs for a easy single. Then 100lbs and barely missed. Not to bad for not ever going heavy on Bench.
Tricep Straight Bar Pressdown: 5 sets of 10 with 35lbs Delt Raises: 3 sets of 12: with 12.5lbs Assisted Dips: 1 set of 5 with -60lbs and 1 set of 8 with -70lbs.
Give her a high-five from me. Also, I struggle with bench quite a bit. I don't have super long arms but I have a smallish chest, a pretty weak upper body, and slightly longer arms (relative to my height) so bench and I have a love/hate relationship. One thing that helped me quite a bit, was to learn to slow it all down. Since you have to wait for the command at a meet (press command), it might be helpful (since it is early on in your training) to have K slow down the movement a tad to really get her form down (what is most comfy, efficient, etc. AND what she can replicate consistently). Slowing it down a bit also helped me to feel like I had higher levels of control related to pushing the stupid bar and managing the weight. I am still a very, very novice bencher in terms of what I push, but working on form and figuring out what works for me has made bench a lot more fun! Yay for you both
We are def going to start working on pause reps asap. But she really wants to hit 110lbs before she starts working on the pausing. Just to build confidence. We figure at this rate she will hit that in roughly 5 weeks. Which will then give us 8 weeks to be able to press it with a perfect pause. But I agree completely with everything you said and will def let her know. Thank you for your kind words. She honestly lights up like a little kid on Christmas reading the positive feed back and is really helping her.