Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Yikes!! 66kg

Monday 9am....

The stress, illness and not eating right has really taken it toll.... My God I have abs! Usually I'd be floating around 69 - 70 kg but when I weighed myself this morning I was only 66kg. Have to remedy that! Packed 4 good meals to take to work today, tho' I'm still not over this virus, at least at work I'll remember to eat more regularly.
Tonight I'll go in and do the speed work that I missed last week.


7pm....

Just back from training. The crowds have returned to the gym and there was a queue for the squat rack! As planned I did the speed squat session - dropped back from 60% to 50% of max for my low box squats. Squatted well, but really feeling it in the hip, must stretch more! The guy waiting in line behind me for the squat rack was only doing deadlifts (why he needs the squat rack...???) Anyway I also need to do speed deads at 60% of my max and I notice he is only doing deads at 70kg so I convince him to up the weight to 80 kg and I work in with him... well I'm only doing 8 singles. Once I'm finished he drops back to 70kg..... doesn't want to get too big he explains.... yeah whatever..... Kneeling jump squats, hanging leg raises, side bridges...... The only exercise I missed was the barbell hypers, not only was there no-one I trusted to hand me the bar but with so many people in the gym there wasn't a spare bar! That's a first!

8pm...

eating dinner watching the DVD that Tom (Casually-me) has sent to me. Sat there in awe.... that guy, Gillingham, big boy!! and lifting some massive weights! I'll have to watch it a few times, pause it, take notes.... Thanks for sending that DVD Tom!!! Good luck when you come up against him!! WOW! As for your questions about CAPO, some time ago it split into to factions CAPO and IPO. IPO is IPF affiliated (I think) CAPO is not (?) There is a bit of in-fighting between the two and its frowned upon to compete in both feds. CAPO is not drug tested, I think IPO is supposed to be but not sure if they actually do it. The only powerlifters that I knew when I started were CAPO so I was 'guided' into the CAPO fold. Powerlifitng is not a huge sport here, its not very well promoted, and so a lot of records are old. Most of they guys in the gym just want to be 'pretty boys' or 'pigeons' as I call them - big chests and nothing else (no bloody legs thats for sure). I'm hoping that I can be an ambassador for the sport - for women. Present an alternative to the butch image that powerlifting has. I f I can do well this year then I'll look for some sponsorship and really promote the sport.

Tuesday 7am....

Back in the office already.... set the alarm for 5.20am with the intention of going for a run before work. Throat still way too sore and I don't want to chance prolonging this or making it worse. Will re-asses Thursday morning. Drugged up again today with cold &flu tabs.... Need coffee.... Heading down to the Gateway shortly to grab an apple muffin. new mantra... must eat must eat....

2 comments:

Casually Me said...

Abs? Abs? I have heard of them before. You look great, but you don't need me to tell you that. Amazing thing about Brad Gillingham, he was a great basketball player at one time. His brother competes in WSM, and his father played Pro football. What a legacy.

2P said...

I'll send down some of my business shirts - they could use a scrub on that washboard ;-)

Good luck with the recovery.