My coach is a bad ass. Strong as hell. Proud to have him guide me through my powerlifting journey.
This last weekend at USAPL Raw Nationals I had the best performance I've ever had at any competition. I managed to hit every lift and execute them perfectly.
Leading up to the meet I got really worried, since I got sick and it didn't let up for a week and a half. We moved while I was sick, and I missed a couple training sessions and had a really bad one. The last 2 sessions felt really good which gave me some of my confidence back.
Videos are of my final lifts:
Squat 622.8lbs/282.5kg - 22.5kg PR
Bench 418.9lbs/190kg - 7.5kg PR
Deadlift 639.3lbs/290kg - 17.5kg PR
Total 1681lbs/762.5 - 52.5kg PR
15th place in the 120kg weight class
#bloodflowrestriction done with 4 mini sets as one giant set resting 20-30 seconds in between mini sets. Tourniquets should be tight enough that your second mini set your are getting half of your reps from the first mini set. 💡Note that first mini should be 20-30 reps.
Raw Power Training Systems, LLC is owned by Coach Shawn Bellon and Kristen Bellon who are both international elite powerlifters. Coach Bellon is a nationally recognized strength coach, published author, wellness educator and mental health advocate.
We start with getting everyone stronger first as the foundation of our programming while providing personalized training to help YOU achieve YOUR goals. At RPTS, we make sure that the YOU ARE the priority.
Providing a myriad of strategies is what we believe sets apart a veteran personal trainer/coach compared to someone with less experience.
We treat everyone like an athlete of some sort regardless of their background. Strength, flexibility, endurance and functional ability are all imperative for a healthy human being. For more information on please feel free to contact me with the subject listed.
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Learn from my successes and setbacks as a lifter of over 30 years
Fatigue has set in!
After five days straight including double sessions on two days fatigue hit me hard tonight. I've missed my usual rest day and I felt it tonight. Squats felt awful! The only bright spot being the bench press which felt good. Hit 60kg 2 sets of 5 then 65kg for a set of 3 before 70kg for one. Then hit a new PB of 72.5kg. Wasn't the best rep but I'm taking it on a night like this! 120kg deadlifts felt good but a long way from my PB of 140kg. Finished with some core work including a 4 minute plank! Time for two much needed rest days now! #restandrecover#comebackstronger#dontgiveup#strugglewasreal#benchpress#timeout#needabreak#fatiguehassetin#deadlift#newpb#corestrength
A little #tbt action. @chooze_u hates Mondays. For some reason they just suck for her, and it usually comes to a head during sled drags. So, to try and take her mind off the suckage, I suggested she do them in cadence. She did not disappoint. At the end of the day, when life just sucks, find a way to keep moving. ⚡
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My personal motto is Better than Yesterday. This defines who I am, my view of the world, and my goals in life. Each day, I try to be a little better than I was the day before. A little smarter, a little stronger, a little happier.
Today, I lift 5 or 6 times a week in my garage with the equipment I’ve acquired over the past few years. I eat mostly locally grown and harvested meats, eggs, vegetables, and even my dairy products come from Northern California. I don’t eat 100% “clean” any more, or have cheat days, or cheat weekends. I have a love affair with heavy weight (for me) that I simply can’t get away from, but love the bodybuilding lifestyle and benefits. I’m constantly trying to find better ways to utilize my time in the gym, to both show progress, but also enjoy my time there (we never get the time back, so it better count). #legday#legs#squats#bench#benchpress#backday#deadlifts#arms#bodybuilding#strength#letsgetcreative#powerlifting#garagegymlife#garagegym#Rogue#graymatterlifting#americanmade#productreview#streetparking#wordpress
"E ti diranno parole rosse come il sangue. Nere come la notte. Ma non è vero ragazzo che la ragione sta sempre con il più forte. Io conosco poeti che spostano il fiume con il pensiero e naviganti infiniti che sanno parlare con il cielo..." (Roberto Vecchioni)
XVII Coppa Italia di Powerlifting
Seconda classificata cat-63kg Master 1.
Una buona gara. Un bello squat. Una grande panca. Purtroppo faccio la cazzata sulla terza, con un peso che era uscito facile facile dal petto (hai fatto la cagata cit.) Un grande stacco tutto in hookgrip. Tenere 130 kg in un hookgrip è fico. Non me li avrebbe staccati nessuno dalle mani, neanche se fossi rimasta li per 15 minuti. Volevo fare 9 alzate valide, ma ne ho fatte sette.
Ringrazio chiaramente il forma club di Monza, per come mi prepara e mi gestisce, l'asroma, tutti i ragazzi della nazionale di nuoto e tutta l'accademia di danza del teatro dell'opera di Roma per il tifo che avete fatto per me. Ringrazio chi mi ha aiutata in questi mesi. Quando ho chiesto aiuto non si sono mai tirati indietro:@romina_atom_ant , Matteo Palmieri @filo_ava @gpennese @thequeen.ft10 @margherasta. @mery_mazzoni @martdn25 Grazie davvero a tutti.
Il resto non esiste. È evidente che ci sia qualcuno che abbia perso su tutti fronti. Tutti. Tutti.
For the first post on the page I will dedicate it to the monster of a housemate that is @aidanmackey_ . Here he is performing the 1 rep max test on the bench press. He finished with a sweet 120kg lift.
The 1 rep max can be a useful tool when designing strength programs to help with tracking progress and prescribing individual loads #benchpress#setantacollege
I’m surprised that during my mini cut I haven’t lost much strength. Before the cut I was able to get 2 reps of 165 on incline bench. Today I got 3 reps of 155.. well actually 2 clean reps and one gruesome rep lol. When you have no spotter you have no choice but to finish off the rep or else you’re screwed lol. That’s why I prefer no spotter if I know I can lift the weight at least once. And on a side note I would highly recommend everyone investing in wrist straps if you’re going relatively heavy on the lift. In the past my wrists would act up after benching only because regardless of my form it was heavy weight for me. Wrist straps help keep my wrists healthy. I’ve been trying to put my health #1 . It’s hard because I love ego lifting but ego lifting isn’t the best way to go. #bodybuilding#fitness#workout#chestday#benchpress#gym#aesthetics#instagram#gymshark#power#gains#retro