A little ❄️ can’t keep me away from #deadlift
day! Today’s sesh: 205lbs 3x6, bw 125lbs.
Happy to be repping my hometown today, we are #strongerthanhate
. And finally got myself some cute flat shoes to lift in, thanks #vans
On another note, I’ve been trying to take getting #stronger
more serious lately. I’ve weight trained casually ever since graduating high school and stopping competitive dance. It was always just to stay in shape, but recently, I decided I want to do more than just stay in shape.
In May, I deadlifted twice my body weight. In July, I randomly decided to sign up for an AMRAP deadlift competition. It was my first time competing in anything strength related. I went in not even expecting to place, and then got 1st in my weight class. If I was capable of both of those things with poor form (in May at least), no coach, no real training program, not a lot of of consistency, and not a lot of protein in my diet, what am I capable of if I actually do things right?
I wish I could explain the euphoria I felt that day. It made me decide I wanted to compete in a real powerlifting meet one day, and actually believe I CAN compete in a real meet.
For the past two months, @caytneff
has been writing me some pretty cool powerlifting programs that have me excited to get in the gym.
Every time I’m in the gym, I’m able to forget about what’s going on at home, at work, or in the world. I can just focus on getting stronger and continue proving myself wrong.
I have a long way to go, but I’ve never been so motivated.
#powerliftingwomen #girlswhopowerlift #strengthisbeautiful #conventionaldeadlift