Bench went fricking phenomenal today. I got egged into turning my first triple with 270 into a set of 4. Which technically is a rep pr lol. Second set I stuck to the game plan and had him keep his hands away from the bar so I knew 💯 that it was all me. Followed up with 285 close grip single that went pretty smooth. Programmed by @worldbreakersavage #freedomfriday#feedmefightme#projectliftordie#alphawraps
Close grip is my weakness and I rarely show failed lift but here is one 415lbs for 1.5 ... I bench as wide as legally allowed so close grip has always been a struggle but when the programming calls for 90% close grip double you step up to the plate. I think I might need bigger arms 🤔 should help right ...
Last night was legit the session from hell 😂 Day 3 of my programme is Squat, Bench & Deadlifts!!! I almost gave up on deadlifts, but ya know I ain’t no quitter, I failed my first rep 3 times before I got my sh*t together and got them done🔥! Not the prettiest but they went up🤷🏼♀️! Luckily I train at the best gym in Bristol so I could stay a bit later to get them done 😜.
▪️3x3 @ 120kg
After 3x6 squats and 4x6 bench😅!
Coached by @unicornstrength17 #teamunicorn#unicornstrength 🦄
Stressed out, fucked off, a lot of things on my mind. There was only one thing for it.... DEADLIFTS!! 😅
Went in the gym with one thing on my mind, @apemanstrong quote - LIFT ANGRY. Oh, and walking out with a deadlift PR at 190kg. Current rep max was for 2, I wanted no less than 4. So when I got 5 I was super stoked!! And there was more left in the tank. Finished up with a single pull for 200kg to completely empty the tank. #roadto220kg is most definitely on!! 💪🏼 .
Warm up sets - 2x5 70kg and 110kg.
Working sets - 2x5 150kg (beltless - was shocked at how nice and easy they went up). 190kg - Best Deadlift PR I've made.
1x1 - 200kg. .
Assistance work was same as my main lifts, low reps, heavy weights! 👊🏼
Also, as stated in a previous post - @cerberus_strength clothing/gear really does make you stronger!! 😄
Third deadlift attempt for Dario with a smooth 200kg last weekend 👏🏻
When Dario came to me he was struggling to overcome a deadlift plateau as well as feeling overly fatigued.
We decided to slightly drop volume, focus on technique and re-build that foundation to then continue to progress nicely.
He responded really well to the program and finally ‘re-connected’ with the deadlift after a long time.
We’re now prepping for his second competition in March.
I look forward to his progress in numbers and mindset as well.
A very motivated and willing to learn client 👌🏻
For private coaching: www.beempoweredpt.com
Holy throw back. Thanks @nathaly_castro for being my stalker ;) I can’t believe this was two years ago! I was def more defined here- but I remember being excited when I FINALLY benched 125 😂 now I can bench 125 for probably around 20. However- kinda missing my arm veins 😔 they will be back though! There is a season for everything- leaning down, bulking up, working on endurance, working on strength and power. Focusing on the gym, focusing on school. Working at my relationships, and working on myself. No matter how hard it is, I’ve been learning lately, I am in a different season then I was at 19. I am pursuing a career and a degree at school. I am focusing more on God and my dads well being, and less on my powerlifting performance and that’s okay. This is a season, and this season shall too come to an end. But until then, I’ll keep benching 150 for 4s now without the bicep veins 💁🏼