📌 **Long post warning!**
So yesterday was my first official step up to powerlifting , and what a day.
Yes I’ve competed before in other strongwoman comps but this is something quite different.
The intensity of such a small environment, it’s a competition but it actually felt more like me against myself which is more consuming as i’m my hardest critic and with no one else up there it’s an oddly scary but centring feeling.
Stepping up there with numbers I know I’ve had in training and giving it everything to try and bring them to the platform.
Being so in my own head, knowing i’m capable but doubting my every move, feeling the adrenaline highs, lows and the absolute rush of nailing a lift with white light euphoria.
I set out with numbers in my head and a total to hit and I’m stoked to have exceeded my own expectation.
Squat - 90 , 95 , 100 ⚪️⚪️🔴
Bench - 55 , 60 , 62.5 PB ⚪️⚪️⚪️
Deadlift - 120, 130, 142.5 PB ⚪️⚪️⚪️
9 for 9 - 305kg Total
I’m all about working hard to achieve something and can quite honestly say I’ve loved every step of this process, the structure to my training, seeing the consistency pay off with progress I just didn’t think I had in me.
Too many people to thank but .....
A huge shout out to my friend and coach @adamwillis_lbp
for the programming and being just an all round boss coach and friend.
So much love to my gal and training buddy @kelharman84
who has literally been by my side the whole way through.💛 And a massive Thankyou to everyone who came to support but particular love to @og_jonnie_peppa @joemccarthy___
for all your help, support, and keeping me so grounded throughout the day, I couldn’t have done it without you guys.
Literally so much love ❤️ on reflection right now, videos to come so sorry for all the spam. 🙋🏼
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