This one rep with the 185lbs/84kg shaky and slow, may not look pretty, but it is a hell of a milestone for me. Let me tell you something, I've been training at @metroflexldn
for many years, and I truly did not envisage pressing these dumbbells at 'any' point. They just seemed impossible to use; aside from the sheer weight, you would have to consider their awkwardly long length and pointy edges, that would press down into your knees before you rolled back to press them.
I'd only ever seen one person in the gym press them, @daboss_training
who would even hit a good few reps with the 195lbs too! In my mind it was just never going to happen, they were out of my league, period.
However I am writing this to encourage those of you who have goals you see as 'mythical,' I implore you to stay consistent and be patient.
Added to those attributes you need an insatiable hunger. Watch the video again and see my face before I dropped down, I was in my zone, I thrive at these challenges, it felt so good when my back slammed back on the bench.
It's funny, as fulfilled as I feel now looking back on it, there was a look of disappointment on my face immediately after, for only managing one rep. What can I say, we're never satisfied 😄
I'm excited about getting more experience with these mammoth dumbbells 🙌🏾
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