Ilrish deadlifting 5x180kg after work sets

Nice just an extra set after the work sets….. 5* 180kg conventional deadlift by @ilyscious aka www.powerliftster.nl . Nike – There Is No Finish Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #cardiopowerlifting

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Final warm-up set squats……

Final 'warm-up' set of @ilyscious aka www.powerliftster.nl before the work sets 😂 . Nike – There Is No Finish Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #cardiopowerlifting

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Final warm-up set of Ilrish without knee sleeves

Knee sleeves are very good to use as shin guards 😂 Final 'warm-up' set of @ilyscious aka www.powerliftster.nl before the work sets 😂 . Nike – There Is No Finish Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #cardiopowerlifting

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Final ‘warm-up’ squat (without sleeves)

Final 'warm-up' before the work sets… So no sleeves yet 👍😀 . Nike – There Is No Finish Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #cardiopowerlifting

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Just some cardiopowerlifting for Ilrish

Just some cardiopowerlifting for @ilyscious aka www.powerlifster.nl 😁
Swipe ➡ for 2nd video

Just some cardiopowerlifting for @ilyscious aka www.powerlifster.nl 😁 Swipe ➡️ for 2nd video . Nike – There Is No Finish Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #cardiopowerlifting

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Monday new cycle towards the WEC will start for Ilrish

So just some fun training today

Swipe ➡️ for more videos of @ilyscious aka www.powerlifster.nl Monday new cycle towards the WEC will start. . Nike There Is No Finish Line . 🌍www.titanwebshop.eu ✔Where power and support unite . ✔Go Forth with Titan Support . ✔The number 1 Powerlifting supplier. . ✔Always the Orginator. Never the Imitator. . #skwot #skwots #skwaat #skwaats #squats #squat #bands#chains #wobblysquats#slowsquats #pausesquats #pausesquat #deadlifts#deadlifting #deadlift #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #cardiopowerlifting

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Ilrish aka www.powerlifster.nl went for a ride….

Video of here squats 145kg 157.5kg 167.5kg 175kg and 177.5kg .
She finished with breaking two times here personal best (175 & 177.5).
Good motivation for here big sister @inspirised Great to see the energy & support they give to each other….. Next week is game time for @inspirised

Winning everyday!

Recently I have noticed that whenever people talk to me about my sport and training they always talk about winning. In contrary to myself that is because I do not feel the need to do so because I feel like if you feel like you are winning everyday , there is no need to keep bringing it up.

Everyday you might ask? Yes, everyday and I am not talking medals you can buy at Ali Xpress people, I will explain why and how I mean this so some of you, probably all of you readers can feel like you doing it too.

1 Being loved
I have the privilege of having my sister as a trainingpartner. She loves me and I drive her crazy all the time. The feeling I get whenever she tells me how she cannot live with or whitout me makes me feel like a winner. Yes , she cannot stand me, mission accomplished!

2 Focus
When I started taking powerlifting serious a lot of people I spend time on vanished. Poof , just like thin air they went, because sometimes it is true; people want to see you do good but not better than them. And some people dont like you because you don’t dislike yourself. This is what brought me loads of time to spend on powerlifting and saved me some coins too 🙂 and it has brought me focus. Focus on my goals wich is essential. Win-win!

3 Sensei
Powerlifting has introduced me to Wim. My coach who I cursed the first time he ever let me do anything. He tortured me at our first introduction 2 years ago _see video _ and now he gets to do it every week. He also made sure I can rep the first ever national deadlift record I set in september ’16 for more than 15 times, got my squat on a way to greatness and works on my technical flaws daily. He let me play in the wimwamgym when he was away in Pilsen, he likes shoes like I do and he tells me to shut the hell up when I doubt myself or annoy him or myself. I like people who are honest. He is that person. He feels like a prize. And prizes are for winning . Yeah!

4 Being extra
As a theatermaker extraordinaire I am used to people being extra and I don’t judge people when they are not. In powerlifting some people are extra and some are not. I feel like I get to put my own kinda extra in my attire, my routine and how I carry myself on and of the platform. It is not an act. The Ily you see is the Ily you get and I like how this works for me : not pretending to be somebody else. Having control over that feels like hitting a home run. Yes dear I said it…. and enough homeruns mean…. yeah winning!

AND LASTLY……….. A lot of people asked me recently if I envy my sister because she gets to lift at competitions, I have not yet qualified for such as classic worlds or equipped Europeans ( i know you are waiting for it and that will be nice right me in equipped liftinggear 😛). But the answer to the envy part is NO…. and that is because I know that she deserves it and that you become better and stronger when you train with people who are better and stronger. So without sounding cocky …. I am glad I deserve to train , hang out and support her at all her meets and all things in life and love the fact that in doing so I’m winning some more!

I can go on for a week telling you about these winnings but I won’t and keep it at this.

Please let me know how you guys are winning , I’d love to hear about it.

Xoxo
ILY

Yes Wim!

So after 9 weeks of preparation on a programme Wim designed for me I stepped on the platform last Sunday to compete at Dutch Nationals 2018.
It was my third Nationals after my first in 2016 where I got the silver and my second, only a little over 4 months ago,  (december 2017) where I competed while working myself back up from an injury and raked up the silver again. All the competitors in my class who competed at  Nationals 2017 and more were competing too at Tilburg University where TSKV Spartacus hosted the event.
The task was clear. Just as the goals and the mindset that should go with it. After  all the training, whining, tears,laughs, and longing I was going to compete for one thing only: the title of Dutch national champion.

When meetday rolled around, the weather managed to play a suprise on us because never in my short career of lifting I had competed while it was this sunny, warm and humid. So it is safe to say having trained in Surinamese heat , no airco, bathing in sweat without any knurling on the bar for two winters in a row came in  really handy Sunday.

During warmups there was one moment where I kinda  almost freaked out and tried to vent to coach about it. That was a great idea… NOT  hihihi because in pure Wim fashion he immediately silenced the hell out of me making absolutely sure and clear no energy would be wasted on that today… Satan. Wim wasn’t going to let ME, MYSELF AND I,  be the person to stand in the way of my own succes and so when the meet started shortly after, the only words that came out of my mouth  everytime he said something were : Yes Wim.

Squats , bench and deadlifts all  went great.  I managed to keep my technique better and was able to correct myself where needed, wheras I had not been able to on previous occasions where things got hot and heavy (pun intended).  I stayed in my zone and in my lane – which for some reason was described as angry and extravert on the livestream commentary – but is actually more custom Zombiemode with the occasional smile,  if you don’t believe me ask Mirthe de Haan 😛.

The result of all of this was a 27 whites & 9/9 performance -> see here<- 
(SQ 170/ B E85/ DL 213 totaling 468 kg), with meet prs across the board, a chip on the national deadlift record,because that was all it needed for now 😛 and a qualifying total for European Classic Championships in Lithuania later this year.  And the cherry on top : I took home the gold in the 84+, got to stand on the #1 spot and wheeled in the title of Dutch National Champion.

After the meet Iris , Wim and I went for burgers & icecream and we got to treat coach to a double burger for his double accomplishment that day because Iris -she will blog on it –  managed to scoop up a gold medal as well!  Wim could have opted to be somewhere else that day, but he chose to be by our sides (knowing the results we got were part of his mission) and for that we are forever grateful.

And after seeing first hand all Iris has been through these past two years I could not be more proud.  I was beaming so hard when I saw her break the -84 deadlift record again, and was humbled knowing that – despite all trials and tribulations- I have one of the strongest  females -in numerous aspects that is- around as my very own sister.

This past week new plans were made and I am excited to start another cycle towards my new goals.  With the continuing magic of my physiotherapist Sjors Schipaanboord #mymedicalcenter and my go to acupuncturist Dopey Calor @i_lotus_therapy by my side ofcourse. During this cycle I will continue to focus on what I need to do to lift according to my potential and also will keep putting myself first. Even when it gets uncomfortable I’ll start where I am, use what I have and do what I can. I will also listen to coach more often and tell him his new favorite sentence every once in a while. He already told me the aim for the end of this year…..

I told him Yes Wim!

Adios😘

ILY

Ilrish Kensenhuis Dutch Classic Powerlifting Champion 2018 +84kg class

Check also video of Iris Kensenhuis Dutch Classic Powerlifting Champion 2018 -84kg class, click here!