After my winning exploits at the British last weekend, I just needed to remind myself that I'm still a powerlifter also! So after a tough back session I decided to attempt my heaviest deadlift for 12 years just to see what I could do. To make it more of a challenge, I did it without a belt while carb depleted. Needless to say, I quite happy with the result and form. Sam
I was happy with my strength levels during my back workout today so I decided to go for a heavier than usual deadlift as my final exercise. It felt pretty comfortable, so I think I may push it up to 300kg over the next few weeks as long as my contest dieting doesn't weaken me too much
My training hasn't felt great recently but it seems to be coming back now. I was very happy how easy the 220kg felt especially after a full workout with my back already pre-exhausted
I pulled a 250kg deadlift for 3 reps earlier in the week, so I thought why not do the same for squat - just for the hell of it. That's the last of the heavy triples with only 4 weeks to go. Dropping down to 8-12 reps from now on as not to get injured or put my body under extra undue stress.
Click link below for 250kg x 3 deadlift
With my body low on calories and carbs, feeling lethargic, just completed a full 45 minute intense back workout and only started training deadlifts over the last 4 weeks after a 4 month lay-off......I decided what a better time to attempt my heaviest deadlift since my powerlifting days!
Needless to say I'm very happy with my strength and performance. The keys to performing this lift correctly, is to keep that bar as close to your body as possible, keep your chest up and keep your back as flat as an ironing board.
Maybe a powerlifting competition is on the cards after all this body-building malarkey!
Link to my 240x5 raw squat a month ago
My Aims for 2013 were......
Action (not goals!) for 2014
I expect to tick off every single one of these goals. What are you goals??
Happy New Year everyone!!!!
Superbly strong 60kg barbell walking lunges from Lucie (how many people can lunge their own bodyweight - male or female?). She has put on a stone in quality muscle within just 5 months of training with me but all in the right areas to improve her body composition.
She trains super hard with heavy squats, lunges, deadlifts and under my careful supervision her body has transformed as you can see from her selfie! Not forgetting - she also eats clean too (as she should, being a knowledgeable nutritionist!).
Training hard and smart really does pay off! Are ready to make the change? If so, you can contact me for a chat @ http://www.samwattfitness.com/contact.html
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