Holy moly, did it feel good to get back on the platform after 18 whole months away. Just kidding. It was a complete and utter shitshow. From top to bottom, the worst meet of my life. Spoiler alert: Objectively, the meet seemed to have gone well. I earned my second elite lifting total, and then… Read More Meet Report: USPA Drug Tested Metroflex Classic 2018
Every powerlifter has a first powerlifting meet. And like with any first experience, there can be a lot of anxiety surrounding it- how does it go? What will it be like? Will it be super obvious that I’m not sure what’s going on? Will someone explain this shit to me? I hate going into something blind-… Read More Anatomy of a Powerlifting Meet
Gather ’round, boys and girls, let me tell you a story. I’ll narrate, for you, in explicit detail, the first time I attempted a water cut for a powerlifting meet. Meet day was Saturday, weigh-ins on Friday. All year, it had been my goal to get my elite-level meet total- 704 pounds with my bench,… Read More My Body is Good At Many Things- Cutting Weight is NOT One of Them
Peak week- the last week before you compete, during which time you try and optimize your appearance to hit a temporary “peak” on show day- is probably the most discussed, hated, and easy to fuck up piece of any contest prep. Glycogen depleting workouts, sodium manipulation, water loading and restricting, tilapia and asparagus for breakfast because… Read More Peak Week Part 1: Input
One day out. Nay, TWELVE HOURS OUT. I’m getting twitchy as hell. My body is not a fan of the relaxing part healing process, and I may have let my massage therapist get a bit overzealous last night…against strict instructions not to let this happen from someone who definitely knows what they’re talking about…… Read More One Day Out: Carbs are Great, But Can I LIFT Now?
So there it is. I’ve completed my last heavy lifting day until Saturday, the day of my first powerlifting meet. I went in for a second session of coaching- yes, my second EVER, excepting the posing lessons I had before my March figure competition- again on bench, my weakest lift, and arguably the most complex. We… Read More Bored, but NOT Hungry: Peak Week, Powerlifting Edition
I have just more than 4 weeks until the meet. First things first: get my programming right. I’ve had such great success using Candito’s 6 week strength template, that I would be stupid to change things up now, particularly since the programming is set up to peak you for a meet- the sixth week is either… Read More Step 1: Programming for Powerlifting
As promised- the conclusion of show day! I appreciate all of the feedback I’ve received as to the future of the blog, it’s been incredibly helpful, and actually quite humbling. Never fear, my lovelies, I will stick with you and continue to write until you all give up on reading. Luckily for you, I have… Read More The Show Must Go On: Results!
Yes yes, it’s Tuesday now, and show day was Saturday, and I’ve left you hanging… unless you’ve been on my Facebook or Instagram feeds, then you know what all went down! But I’ll break it all down in excruciating detail for you now that I’ve had some rest- I was just exhausted after the show- I… Read More This is What It’s All Been For: The Morning Show
One day out. Yesterday I woke up SKINNY. It was awful and I hated it, and it immediately made me grumpy. Yes, I could see my abs through my shirt, but at what cost, jeez! I couldn’t believe what my scale told me. I looked like a penis, just skin and veins and unattractive, gross.… Read More The TMI Lead-Up: One Day Out in Graphic Detail