Love this image captured by my mum @sophie
.zografidou...I couldn't resist posting it straight away 🤗.
Like a bull at the gate...deadlifts are hands down my favorite of the 3 big lifts.
So...here's my take on today...
Everything went well...a couple of small hicups. First issue was weight, after waking up at 83.7kg it through me off a little, but with time on my side and a coach who is always just a phone call away we got around it. -
Thinking back about why I woke up heavier 2 things come to mind...A) because we cut water from 6ltrs a day down to 1ltr the day before...my body decided to hold fluids to prevent dehydration 🤔 OR...B) simply because I hadn't used my bowels and it was "gut weight"....either way after hitting the sauna for 20mins followed by a trip to the toilet I was more than confident to make weight. "Official scale weight 83.00kg"...we nailed it!!! -
With the meet running slightly behind it was an opportunity to fuel up a little more since I hadn't eaten or drank since 8pm Saturday. Having started to fuel up before I knew it was warm up time for squats...i won't bore you with details of each lift, other than they felt great and I was confident of nailing each attempt.
1st attempt 170kg ⚪⚪⚪
2nd attempt 180kg⚪⚪⚪
3rd attenpt 185kg⚪⚪⚪
Onto bench press, this was the second hurdle of the day. Opening attempt was fine, but then I missed the 2nd and 3rd attempt...why?....coz my bench press is weak as piss brah...simplez
1st attempt 120kg⚪⚪⚪
2nd attempt 125kg 🔴🔴🔴
3rd attempt 125kg🔴🔴🔴
Now...I could have let this get to me or motivate me to leave nothing in the tank for deadlifts...I opted for the latter.
Deadlifts were feeling good...made sure I got plenty of rest between each attempt.
1st attempt 200kg⚪⚪⚪
2nd attempy 220kg⚪⚪⚪
3rd attempt 227.5kg ⚪⚪⚪ (this lift bumped me up into 2nd place).
All in all...super happy with today...ending the year on a high note and moving foward with confidence into 2018. This week we recover with a couple light "fluff" sessions then I start bodybuilding again with 2019 goals in mind. Yewwwwww! -