The Test of the Einherjar awards table... before allllll the weight was lifted, and allll the bodies tested, and alllllll the fun was had.
The next Test of the Einherjar SUPERTOTAL will be January 2019 - keep that calendar open!! Thanks to @riderpharmacy my friends, for helping the supertotal happen. You guys da bomb!
Meet Recap. Overall had a good time (which is what matters most right?!) Started out not in a good mental spot but got myself together eventually. Squats turned on me and didn’t go as well as planned😧
I feel like I’ve been on this bench plateau forever and a half so I just played it conservative. But for the first time ever I really really enjoyed deadlifts. Maybe my new favorite lift?😂
Squat: 122.5kg/ 270lbs
Bench: 65kg/ 143lbs
Deadlift: 145kg/ 319.7lbs
Dope ass bench session with @theswolefessor today. 3ct pause bench PR 3x370.37lbs/168kg RPE 9~ (first clip) followed up by 4x4x335lbs/152kg 3ct(last set shown) then 2x5x280. bench has been on a roll this block. I'm loving it.
H2O is so important 💦 Today, I skipped my morning shaker cup full of water and barley drank any throughout the rest of the morning/afternoon. If you ever get headaches during or after your workout, it can be a sign of dehydration. I got one right now 😣 #Ouch
Good news is that I slayed 10x3 deadlifts today at 205lbs 💪😎
Did a fun little tune up meet before the Arnold today! Ended up going 8/9 with 502.5kg total (205/97.5/200), calculating to a 453 Wilks PR at 82.2kg BW. I took 1st place and best lifter overall! 🤩
I purposely didn’t put out my best numbers today cuz I’m saving it for the Arnold. I had my third attempt squat (210kg) up, but the bar unfortunately rolled forward up my back and I didn’t get the lift. The strength is there, it was just a technical mistake.
I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out today @calvinator_mn @kelleymeyerlawrence @kelly_lemke @wklemke, and especially to my coach @colewarren306– I could not have done it without you, we make a great team :) Way to go Team Northern White Lights as well!! @funk.jodi @jessilyn_viz @jmburns87 @jdtini
🙃I GOT THE SQUAT RECORD!🙃
🤣Still have a lot of improvements that need to be made. I will probably never hit 225 lb on the bench, but definitely going for 405 lb on the squat and 500 lb on the deadlift under 160 lb bodyweight.
👍I have never actually gotten a “sports” record so this is pretty cool to see my name in at least one thing I am physically decent at. Proud, but not satisfied.
👇COMMENT YOUR BEST LIFT👇
What everyone’s before and after ‘bulk physique updates’ seem to look like on instagram 😅😅*disclaimer-this is empty belly, structure tampered and tensing*🤙🤙
So after finding myself binging a few days ago when I was sick, bedbound and getting stressed that I’d overeat out of boredom(the irony😅) I started looking back on my wins and what I’ve been working on in the past few months of my fitness journey(something from the Pat Divilly talk at Fresh Resolution🙏) which included working on making my habits healthier in general and training for powerlifting, making sure to never miss a day or a set. Around these goals I’ve gone on a holiday, meals out with family and friends, weekends away and can’t forget the good Christmas celebrations to throw you off the health wagon(balance may have got the boot the odd day of Christmas👀) (which also shows that it’s never the right time and it’s never going to continue to be the ‘right time’ if it seems to be, on Monday🙊)
But anyways, here’s 3 things I’ve learnt on how to go about achieve your goals:
1. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Don’t expect for things to just fall into place in your day. Especially if you’re trying to do things out of your ordinary; they’re not going to naturally occur, you have to prioritize your day, week and schedule to get the necessary things done to reach your goal!
2. Swap one habit for a slightly different, but healthier habit in your life: eg ice cream for homemade whey protein ice cream. Or Netflix for 3 hours in bed vs an hour of reading before you get sleepy and drift off.
3. Stop looking for all the hacks. Sometimes it’s going to be hard, there’s going to be resistance, you’re going to have to push yourself, and the quicker you learn to own that, the quicker you’ll start reaching more of your goals.
I’m not landing myself with a serial ‘goal crushing’ brush here, but there’s been goals I’ve had, struggled to get first time, second time, etc, etc and finally reached them, and I think these of many things, are what help me achieve my goals(and might help someone.)💕💪
Went 1/3 on Bench 143 and only got my 1st attempt. 2/3 for Deadlift 242 for 1st(shown) and 259 for 2nd(17lb meet PR) but unfortunately I don’t have a video for it.
All in all it was a still a good meet I just expected so much more out of myself but this only pushes me to work harder, push harder and actively work towards those goals. The experience was well worth it and I enjoyed sharing the platform with so many strong powerlifters😊💪🏻 #camppendletonopen
Not Safe For Ears Podcast!
Thanks to everybody that tuned in today for our first live podcast! I really do appreciate it guys! We look forward to bringing you some dope convos moving forward 😎🤙🏾
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Just a bulbasaur training to become a venusaur. Welp it's my 2nd fave day squat dayyy💕. Hit 255lbs for 5x5 felt nice and smooth kinda cramped up during one set a bit but kept on trucking. I still gotta figure out a program to do 😥 decisions decisions. Also you can see a smoll bean try to put his weight back on a rack but the rack sucks ass cause its either too low or too high 😠 #powerlifter#squats#powerlifting#peachbois 🍑
Two of my powerlifters. My youngest athlete Leo crushing a 300 pound PR squat, being spotted by one of my OGs @joey.soden .
This team is a family. We work together, support eachother, work hard together, and succeed together.
We always #CovetGreatness .
Elbow Plank: plate on back, start light. Keep back neutral/ tuck hips under, squeeze glutes & quads, shoulder blades back and down, gaze right in front of hands. 30sec
SIDE PLANK: DB on hip. Keep shoulder stacked above elbow, hips& shoulders square to the wall in front of you. 30s each side.
It’s lit, fam! @superleague.live Power League 1.0 went down today in #yeg . Super proud of @melimae3 and all of the other strong athletes who came out. Proud to represent @strapt_apparel as always! @veenstar1 helped orchestrate a great event. 💕
Super stiffy bar/natty (for now😈) "speed" singles and pull-ups til failure. Ready to feel those heavy weights again! 💪
PS- I lost like 300+followers (not that I give a shit) for taking time off lifting and not posting as much. I appreciate everyone who stuck around, stay tuned as I'll be putting out more lifting content.