Powerlifting Training - Bench
This morning I was training at the 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport gym in Walnut, CA. I had a short workout, since this was right after dropping off my kids to school and before I started my shift. Since my schedule this weekend is off due to family activities, I made sure to get the work in.
I've been pretty busy with family activities for the past couple of weeks due to Spring Break, birthday parties, kids' homework, and more. Trying to find the balance between that, work, studying, and training is a bit rough, which is why I haven't competed in anything yet. I'm still trying to find that consistency and timing.
Even though, I train all year round, I want to make sure that I dial in properly. Work is getting harder since we are short staff and I will be taking on tougher tasks and the certifications that I am studying for are getting tougher as well. I am definitely trying to secure my future, take more risks, and go outside my comfort zone. I've been reading more books, listening more audiobooks, and listening to more podcasts that are educational for me than ever before. I'm also spending more time with my kids in their school work and in their activities.
At the same time, I will be cutting down on my weight, since I'm at 293lbs and the weight class is at 275lbs. I learned a lot from my last weight cut, but I don't want to make it too challenging like last time and just hit my first attempts at the meet. I can't rely on breaking records and winning at these powerlifting meets on just my openers.
This is a big show for me and the last time that I did a meet a FitExpo was my first time doing a full meet at the 2006 LA FitExpo. The great thing about that meet was that I was in a trailer for the powerlifting documentary called Powerlifting Unlimited.
Barbell Bench Press - 135lbs and 225lbs - 10 reps, 275lbs - 5 reps, and 3 sets - 320lbs - 2 reps (Paused), and 2 sets - 280lbs - 8 reps
Cybex Chess Press Machine - 4 sets - 257lbs - 8 reps
Rope Cable Pushdowns with Fat Grips - 3 sets - 195lbs - 12 reps
Reverse Fly Machine - 3 sets - 175lbs - 15 reps
Jiu Jitsu Training - Open Mat
I was training at the Lion Heart Jiu Jitsu gym in Pasadena, CA during lunch time. I was able to get 3 rolls in with some of the big boys. Then, we went over some technique and strategies.
Powerlifting Training - Squats
This evening, I was finishing up the day with squats, since I had some gas left in the tank and I'm just trying to put in all the work that I can get in. My philosophy is that something is better than nothing. I've been stretching all day and I had took in extra electrolytes and calories to make sure that I had the energy to finish strong. My technique was great and I felt strong on each rep.
Barbell Squats - 45lbs and 155lbs - 10 reps, 245lbs and 335lbs - 6 reps, 425lbs - 2 reps, 505lbs - 1 rep, 545lbs - 7 reps and 2 sets - 6 reps
50 Stability Ball Crunches