Yesterday, I got a membership at a powerlifting gym for me AND THE SMOL HUMAN CHILD!!! I'm thinking she'll be better suited for sumo deadlifts with her crazy long legs, but I definitely want her to nail conventional first. Moving forward, we'll be focusing on core stability, bracing, keeping the bar close, head position, and locking out every rep so we can earn @sirveyr
approval 😂 in the set before the video shown, she pulled the same weight one time and I asked her how many times she thought she could lift it. She told me just once. So I let her take her rest, did my set, then told her to go take some big gulps of water and come back and give me 3 reps. I made it work with what the gym had, but definitely looking into investing in a technique bar and some training plates for her. We kept it light and fun. Top priority for her is nailing good form before pushing for big weights. I also don't want to push her so hard that she begins to resent training. I want her to fall in love with it the same way I did, so for the most part, I let her set her own pace. For my #deadcember
day 11, I did conventional deadlifts instead of trap bar deadlifts since there was no trap bar at this gym 🤷 worked up to 80% with no pain 😁 I loved having a deadlift jack, but what I loved the most was that sticky competition bench 😍😍😍 I knew that the benches in commercial gyms were slicker than the benches used in competition, but I had no idea just how much it was affecting my ability to get into and maintain a good arch!! My arch had never felt so good and I don't wanna bench on a commercial gym bench ever again. 10/10 worth the drive out to Milton.