Hellooooo, IG! Long time, no post! 🤗
Got in a quick lift session in my garage this hot & soupy afternoon 🍲🤪. Weights that should be super light have been feeling crushingly heavy the past few weeks, but honestly I’m just thankful that I am able to lift at all. I have been asking a lot from my body lately; 82-hour work weeks, little sleep, iffy diet, the list goes on. At some point, something has to give. Only 5 more weeks until I’m finished with my first clinical rotation, then things will start to fall back into place and feel normal again ☺️. Until then, hold onto your butts, kids! It’s gonna be another crazy week!! .
Its amazing what stress does to you. Really up and down week especially referring to this hat situation. This is the first time we have had to work with an outside vendor & things are going way less than expected. However we are trying our hardest to keep moving forward despite delays. Only way up is to keep putting one hand over the other regardless of stressors
120kg single, my opener for bench will be between 115 and 125 depending on how i feel, i know i can walk into a gym and hit 125 any time without any hassle but i also want the confidence 115 will give me.
Planning on opening with 358. Here are two singles with 360. Practicing my opener a week out, albeit frowned upon, has worked well for me. It is always harder than I want it to be, then feels great on meet day. This is also a relatively high number, given my current max. However, I don't preform well with big jumps, so a higher than expected opener gets me closer to my end goal.
Post op day 151: “If you have experienced hard things, believe it or not, you have an advantage of sorts over those who have not. You’ve already proven that in your darkest, most horrific, most excruciating moment, God gave you the faith to make it through.” - Steve Furtick
Did a World’s Strongest (Wo)Man workout in honor of my dad today. AKA the hardest workout I could think of while wearing a weighted vest. Nothing a little Rob Zombie and Godsmack can’t power you through, right Dad? 💛
Speed for my #squats and #pausedeadlifts felt great. Slowly gaining my strength back. 🙃
Pointed my toes slightly outwards than normal for squats and my knees started behaving. 😅 forever finding ways to better myself.
It will forever be the coolest thing ever to pick up more than your own body weight 😁
I have approx 5 weeks left until my competition and I’m excited! I know I’m going to be leaner and stronger than last year 😈
Now time for noms 😋
Went for my max for squats for doubles today. First set was a bit of a grind but okay. Swipe to see my second set, and please wait for my second rep 😂😳 that’s probably the most I’ve ever committed to a grind ☠️ I’m at once amused and impressed by myself. It’s a good reminder also of how strong I can be mentally ❤️ @chaddolan @storiesnotselfies #girlswhopowerlift#powerliftingwomen#commitedtothegrind#girlswholift#powerlifting
This weekend. I don’t have words yet. Just some epic wins and amazing lifting all around. I’m so incredibly grateful and proud of my clients, @hellobrittneyb and @buserkm, for their performances at Pull for Pride on Saturday. Their cheering, support, checking to make sure i was hydrated and fed (my heart 😭), and their lifting was beyond impressive.
Here is @buserkm with a 10# PR of 275#!
Sometimes I do #powerlifter thangs and sometimes I do #bikinigirl thangs. Today was my strength back & biceps 💪🏼 and HIIT. I was super happy I was able to pull conventional #deadlift up to 235lb after warming up 4 sets starting at 135lb. Even though the pull came up very slow, I was able to prove to myself my strength doesn’t decline with my macros being in caloric deficit. In between my sets I’ve started practice my posing. When am I going to make it back to stage? I’m not sure 🤔 yet. My coach and I are focusing on making sure my metabolism is healthy first and foremost. 👩🏻⚕️ My past history of excessive competition prep methods has taken a toll on my body responding to carb cycling and cutting macros so we are trying to figure things out.👩🏻🔧 My workout was powered by @blackstonelabs_official #bootyscrunch leggings + DustX + Hype. Save 💸 with my code anvanau.🙋🏻♀️
“Drew pls get minimal boobs maximum gains” and this is what I get😂😂 @weak_lil_guy .
305 for triples after SQWATZ. Slowly but surely building up the hammys. Super discouraging to come into the gym and do such relative light weight. It’s hard to go hard when I feel like I’m doing baby weight tbh. - keeping motivated by the fear I’ll be douche who benches more than I squat.
Had the opportunity to show my friend @nsimms44 some Strongwoman events today. Needless to say, I was beyond impressed (as you can probably tell by my commentary on every video 🙄). I am so proud! I want to help grow this sport in the women’s divisions and show more women that they are beyond capable of doing any and all of these movements, they just need to jump in feet first. So ecstatic to see Nicole grow in this sport and please help me convince her to compete (Spruce Grove, @james_anderson_strongman ? 😎).
#FAILFriday (or Sunday) My deads from last week, a fail, redemption, and a lesson.
I tried to setup differently for my lift, and if obviously didn’t work. I was more forward than I should’ve been, and it showed when the bar didn’t budge.
I knew the issue, fixed it, and came out with a much smoother lift after.
It just goes to show how much every inch matters (don’t be dirty) and how much positioning matters in your deadlift.
Moral of the story: Just because something doesn’t move/doesn’t move how you want it doesn’t mean you’re weaker, you could’ve just fucked your setup 🤗 #LiftWithCiarra
3 sleeps till I fly to Aucks and get to hang with my fav @its.me.courtp ❤❤❤
5 sleeps till GPC NZ Nationals kicks of with the boys, and coach @reido4 hits the platform💪💪💪💪💪
6 sleeps till it's go time for me. WHAT A WEEK. #roadtonationals#gpcnz
For the first time, I went 9/9 on my lifts, making this my best competition to date!
Squats: 243/110kg -> 270/122.5kg -> 286/130kg ⚪⚪⚪
Bench press: 126/57.5kg -> 137/62.5 -> 143/65kg ⚪⚪⚪
Deadlifts: 292/132.5kg -> 313/142.5 -> 330/150kg ⚪⚪⚪
I came in 2nd place in the 84kg class, weighing 72.5kg, with a total of 759lbs/345kg. A 17.5kg PR on my total, 7.5kg squat PR, 2.5kg bench PR and a 7.5kg deadlift PR .
It was my first time competing with @novascotiapowerlifting and there is some serious competion over there!! Those girls are crazy strong! Can't wait to do it again!! It was a fantastic meet, very well run! .
Prep for easterns starts next week and I can't wait to get started!! 💪
I promise the rest of today’s workout went better than these video clips 😅 Shown is my 6th set of 3 pin presses @115 with the last rep moving slower than molasses... followed by my 5th set of 5 wimpy pull-ups and a minute of hanging trying to figure out how to jump over the stuff at my feet 🤦🏼♀️ #struggles
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116kg Fefor Stone Carry for distance. I didn't know how far I actually needed to go when I started, and I had quite a bit more in me, but as you can see, I got quite confused and dropped it for basically no reason at all. Oops.
2018 IHGF Stones of Strength World Championship at @feforhoifjellshotel in Norway.
Had some fun with squats today!! 🤗
Don’t think I’ve ever done over 300 in my sleeves — first video is 335 in sleeves! Not to bad for being off season and down in weight!
Then decided to throw some red bands on and do some work.
385 with red bands for a single and then 405 with red bands for a single.
Not sure if eating like garbage last night fueled me 😉 ... or if all the volume and new diet plan are workin well together.
Makes me excited to see where I’ll go with this meet prep! Surprised myself today with how strong I was feeling!! Thanks @tylerobringer , @benegelhoff and @hayden9686 for pushing me!! Now if only my bench would go back up a bit! 🤦🏽♀️
@jmihalyfit .. let’s see what else you can do with my diet! 😊
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W końcu się udało- mój martwy zaczął wspołpracować ze mną. 🎉🎉🎉 Poszło ładne 130kg na 3, co jest dla mnie ogromnym sukcesem. Zobaczymy co wyciągnę za dwa tygodnie... Ta poprawa mojej formy nie byłaby możliwa (postaram się wstawić porównanie za jakiś czas), gdyby nie mój trener i porady wielu z was. Dlatego chciałabym zaapelować abyście byli bardziej otwarci na krytykę, do tych, którzy komentują, aby krytykowali konstruktywnie, a nie tylko mówili, że źle, bo tak. Bo tak usłyszeli gdzieś, czy wyczytali na forach internetowych. Wokół trójboju krąży dużo błędnych mitów i przeświadczeń, dlatego, jeśli interesujesz się tym sportem, dowiedz się więcej, zajrzyj na strony inne niż polskie, zanim powiesz komuś żeby mu czasami kolana nie wychodziły za linię palców w przysiadzie.
Taki mały apel na koniec dnia. Peace! 👏🏼
Sorry za jakość ale ja prawie nie mam pamięci a telefon Lewisa to kalkulator. #martwyciag#deadlift#powerlifting#thisisfemalepowerlifting#girlswhopowerlift#girlswhosquat#girlswithmuscles#dzik#dzwigajdziewczyno#theipf#scottishpowerlifting#trojboj#lifter
In 6 days, I get to step out on a platform and showcase my hardwork. This has NOT been an easy road, but this road has been worth every struggle. I may not have the biggest muscles, but I put in my best effort. 🤙👀