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Getting ready to hit my last training session today before leaving for the Arnold tomorrow morning. 3 days!!! #asf2016 #arnold2016 #asf2016prep #arnoldsports #arnoldclassic #TeamHodge #drteamhodge #thisisbodybuilding #anomalyathletics #ccsc #cfei #ifbbpro #wpd #biceps #3daysout #strongwomen #startingstrength #stronggirlsrule #multisportathlete #marinecorpsmuscle
I finally started reading Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength. I’ve been meaning to purchase the book for a number of months now, but didn’t get around to it last week. I knew I was going to learn a great deal about strength training and each exercise, but I didn’t know that I was doing the wrong exercise for the past 6 months.
First ever 225 bench after an embarassingly long time training. Also the fastest RPE 10, which probably means I am doing something wrong. #startingstrength #crossfit #powerlifting #finallyanadultmale (at New York Sports Clubs)
Babbies first weight bench! The bar is a seven footer and only just fits across the room! It’s a 45lb bar too, but testing it out real quick I can bench dead lift and squat it no problem. Can’t wait to put on some weight and see what I can do! Doing Starting Strength for now!
Since I was asked, yes, my hubby lifts. ☺️ He has no meet aspirations like I do - he just does it for himself. 🏋🏽 He’s building back up after a roughly 9mo break while we built and then spent the winter in our tiny house in Colorado (he did eventually haul his setup out there, as seen in the snowy photo lol), but our busy life has kept him from being as consistent as he’d like. He’s also 6'4", which has made making bigger gains a bit harder he feels. Still, we’ve both decided to get more serious with #weightlifting and #strenthtraining (since he informed me Saturday it’s not really #powerlifting unless you’re at a meet lol), so we’re excited to finally have an excuse to upgrade our gear. Now he can quit redneck engineering bars from black iron pipe, and I can quit worrying about that cheapo jointed bar snapping in half on me. 😫 lol
1RM week comes to a close, overall a great week for my #gainz I added 25lbs to my front squat (280lbs) and 30lbs to my bench (290lbs). I think my body genetically thinks it skips leg day. #crossfit #villagecrossfit #strongertodaythanyesterday #startingstrength (at Village CrossFit)
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Rockwood Athlete @sking1001 prepping for a test day next week hitting a 425 Squat, 210 Press, and 525 deadlift at 44
years young and a bodyweight of 185 pounds and there is more in the tank! #powerlifting #crossfit #startingstrength #fitness #strength #oldmanstrength #backday #legday #shoulders #squat #press #deadlift #rockwoodathlete
1RM week concluded, overall very pleased with my progress. Made huge #gainz on all my lifts. Today front squat was 280lbs and bench was 290lbs. #crossfit #villagecrossfit #strongertodaythanyesterday #startingstrength (at Village CrossFit)
Despite being ridiculously hung over and not feeling an ounce ready for the demands of yesterday’s workout, I finally squatted 200# and pressed 95# (the bigger 25# plates make me look bad ass lol) And not to mention, I’m super close to hitting a 250# dead lift.
Squats- 45x5x2, 85x5, 125x3, 165x2, 200x3x4
The first set felt super heavy on my back. In my head I was like “oh shit, this is going to be bad.” A bit of a grind on all sets (or at least it felt that way), but I got through it. It feels awesome breaking the 200 mark. *Pats self on back* Video coming soon.
Press- 45x5, 60x5, 75x3, 85x2, 95x2, 95x3x3
I only got 2 reps up on the first set. Not enough hip drive or rest after heavy squats. Set 2 was a grind and a half. It felt like an hour went by for one rep. I redeemed myself on the last two sets though.
Dead lift- 135x5, 175x3, 215x2, 240x5
Overall a great workout. It took way too long to recover, but that was my own doing.