Regardless of what competition I am getting ready for, or for which sport, about four weeks from the date, I start to have incredibly realistic and invasive dreams about the event, and in every single one of them, it’s going terribly, terribly wrong. This seems like a atrocious betrayal of my brain, in the weeks… Read More Pre-event Dreamscape
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
After 7 weeks of hard, focused powerlifting training, 9 sessions of coaching with Derek and Jim at Deadweight Strength, and hundreds of carbs, yesterday was the day: the South Bay Open, my second powerlifting meet, exactly three months after my first. My first meet, I was a bundle of nervous energy all day, running… Read More Powerlifting Meet Recap: South Bay Open
Wow. That’s just it, in one word. Just… wow. Yesterday was indescribably amazing…but let me try. If you weren’t following along via Facebook or Instagram, I set not one, not two, not three, but FOUR lifetime PRs on the platform, so let’s start there. Squats: My previous gym PR had been 230, and attempts at 235… Read More First Powerlifting Meet Recap: El Cajon Open
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?