Maxed out on the squat to see where I’m at being 6 weeks out til the Texas State Meet in San Antonio. I’m very happy to have beat my PR!
Training the Deadlift
I’m diggin’ this new training program I’m on and about 7 weeks in. I’m feeling really strong and progressing fast. I’ve changed my macros and seeing my body grow nicely. I max out in about a week to see where I’m at then I’ll have about 6 more weeks until the Texas State Powerlifiting meet in San Antonio. More videos to come, thanks for watching =)
DE Squat Day
Stoked about getting back into training! I’m about 15 weeks out til my next competition, the Texas State Powerlifting Meet April 18th 2015. I took a few weeks off after my last (and 5th ) competition of 2014 which was on Dec 7th and it feels like forever ago!
I’m looking forward to a new training program which will incorporate more Dynamic Effort days and working with band tension and chains. I’ll be strength training on M/W/F/Su as well as Spartan Race training with my team every Saturday morning. Cheers to year #2 of continued strength, breaking records and being a bad ass!!
Speed pulls and asst work training
Speed Pulls at 55% 10×10
Heavy ass shrugs 4×10-12
Pull Ups 4xfailure
Side Bends 45/15(5)
2014 USPA National Competition in Las Vegas
This event took place weekend of July 18th 2014 in Las Vegas. I was super stoked to have qualified to compete at this level. The whole experience was not perfect or close to it for me. My coach was not able to travel at the last minute so it was just my training partner and I. We did, however, hook up with an excellent coach and fellow powerlifter named Matthew Barba from Brownsville TX. I couldn’t have pulled through some of the lifts without his coaching. Overall, I was not happy with my performance. My goal was qualify for Worlds but I was about 30# short. I’ll try again in September at the Capitol of Tx Open in Austin. I did place 2nd and brought home a nice big silver medal, not bad for my 3rd meet 🙂 These were the only pics I took from the event. Unfortunately, I did not get any video or pics of my lifts 😦
It’s back to training, 6 weeks til the next meet!
Training videos to come…
2014 USPA Jill Mills Alamo Classic Powerlifting Meet
I had a great time at this competition! I felt more nervous but more confident going into my 2nd meet. I’d like to acknowledge my family & friends, my training gym & lifting team, Metroflex Austin & Raw Talent Athletics, and sponsors, The Silva Method & All CenTex, for their support in my journey to the 2014 USPA National Competition in Las Vegas on July 19th 2014!
Goal for this meet:
Squat 210#, 220# & 230# – I got the weight up on all 3 but I double dipped on my third lift so the lift was bad.
Bench Press 125#, 135# 150# – 2nd and 3rd lift failed. I don’t know what was with me on the bench because I’ve pressed 135#, 145# & 155# many times in the gym. Bad day to be “off”.
Deadlift 225#, 245# 260# – all 3 lifts were good!
USPA Nationals in Vegas! Help!
Because I’m totally going to qualify for nationals at the Jill Mills Alamo Classic in June, I’m preparing for my trip to VEGAS in July!
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Setting the Texas Female Powerlifting Record
My 1st Powerlifting meet, Home Gym & BHC Boot Camp Updates!
My first powerlifting meet, Texas State Powerlifting Championship, was on Saturday March 29th! I did….good. I know I could’ve performed better. I’m glad to get my first meet out of the way. I know now what to expect. I decided to try powerlifting in January and have only been training for about 3 months. I met with a powerlifting coach to review my form and get some tips. I ended up meeting with Mitch on more consistent basis. After 4 weeks of training with him my numbers went up to a point I never imagined I’d hit so soon. My next meet will be in San Antonio, The Jill Mills Alamo Classic, on June 21st. This will be a national qualifier and I have no doubt that I will qualify. Nationals will be in July in Las Vegas! I’ll post more training videos ASAP!
Texas House of Strength home gym is coming along nicely! Wall paint is up, trim is about done, we just need to set up the shelves, cubbies, refinish some of the equipment then set it all up! We’re hoping one or two more weeks. I am now booking personal training consultations and reserving spots. Email me to get started!
About Texas House of Strength Boot Camp, I attended the Blockhouse Creek community meeting to discuss the idea of me bringing additional class times to our park. It was passed along to a sub-committee for review and after 4 weeks of communication, I got the approval!!! That means Boot Camp will be coming to Tonkawa Park, by the soccer field mid-April or early May 2014!!! See my “Service Info” for more details!
Pin Presses, BP, Shoulders, Back & Core
Ahhh….sigh…..what a day! I woke up refreshed after my second night in a row sleeping 8-9hrs. I had an excellent 2hour training session in my garage gym.
This is what I did:
Pin Presses – I warmed up up to my workset which were singles of 130 3 times, just 5lbs shy of my body weight. I hadn’t pressed that much weight before so that’s why I laughed after my first set. To me, the bar went up very, very, very slowly….LOL!
I moved onto bench presses working with 3 different hand placements. I worked with 75lbs and did 3 reps at 3 different hand grips for 3 sets. This was really cool, I’ll probably add a little more weight next time.
Next were Bent-Over Rows. I did 5 sets of 3 at 120#. Could probably do a little more weight next time or add more reps.
My fourth exercise was the Upright Rows. I had to play with my hand placement because I kept feeling a nerve get pinched during the movement. I need an adjustment, I miss my chiropractor! I did 5 sets of 3 at 75#, could add more reps next time, maybe do a 5×5.
Next I did Lat Pull Downs with a close grip, one of my favorite back exercises! Today I did 5 sets of 3 at 100#.
Lastly, I did a little core. I wanted to go heavy and do just a few reps but I was a little fired up so I kept going. I used a 25# plate on my first set of 25, actually the video showed me I did 24, then I dropped the weight to a 10# plate for the last 2 sets of 25. It was tough on my shoulders, it burned so good.
On another note, I had my time to speak during “citizen communication” time at the Owners Association meeting tonight about proposing they implement an affordable rate for Fitness Instructors to host boot camps in our neighborhood parks. I only got just a few minutes but I did well getting my points across. They at least did not say no, instead they want to have a follow up meeting after discussing this topic amongst themselves…..fingers are crossed!