So back to last week, the actual training. The week got better, hurrah. I didn’t train Wednesday as I woke up with lower back ache (maybe from incorrect form with the tyre) and I am paranoid about back pain! It had eased by Thursday evening so I went and did what I thought at the time was a light session using a belt as a cue to brace correctly.
- Deadlifts 3x5x70kg 2x5x80kg
- Zercher Squats 5x10x30kg
- Farmers walk 8x60mx40kg (each hand)
I say suppose to be light as I woke up with DOMS which I am hoping is coming from finally getting my Zercher Squat technique correct!
Friday. So you know when you are doing an exercise, and feeling pretty pleased with the weight you are using, feeling pretty good, yeah I’m pushing myself etc and then the coach comes and points out you should be using double the weight? Yeah, that. I was doing 5×12 KB shoulder press using 10kg, trying to be strict with no leg involvement and my coach said I should be using 20kg. However this isn’t a negative criticism, he knows what my goals are and he knows that I sometimes go light on myself. He is just pointing out what I can achieve (no I can’t do even 1 20kg kb should press strict at the moment, but with work one day I will)
- Kettlebell shoulder press 5x12x10kg
- Assisted chin ups 11,6,5,6,5 (green band)
- Floor press 5*8*35
- Inverted rows 5×12
Earlier in the week (when I wasn’t suffeing from whole body DOMS) I thought how nice it would be to train with my husband. I am really missing training in a group. Luckily my gym has a Saturday morning group conditioning session and we had no kids Saturday so…
” combination of overhead and horizontal pressing movements as well as multiple row andheave variations. Likelihood is that will include rope climbs, rope sled heaves, inverted rows, and chins, plus log press, keg press + press up variations”
It was great fun to train with my husband, even if I do wish he concentrated a little more on what he was doing and a little less on what I was doing! And I got my first rope climb (see previous posts, and no there were no biscuits sellotaped to the ceiling)
So, last week. Mental attitude. NOT GOOD. I feel like I am getting weaker. I am letting my mind control what my body can achieve. I could blame the fact woman have been told for ever that they are the weaker sex, the fairer sex (what does that even mean?), that lifting weights isn’t for females as we don’t want to get bulky, so my natural disposition when I approach a weight is that I can’t do this and be slightly apologetic about the fact. But I don’t think this is the case here. I follow women on facebook who can do 250kg yoke & 65kg log press, I know what women can achieve if they put there mind to it and train. I do think I am attaching too much importance to this competition and part of me wishes I would have waited rather than just sign right up to the first that came along but patience isn’t a personality trait I own.
Do you train with your partner/husband? Do you have any good visualisation or mind trick tips?