Although it is Christmas, it is always time to train….. ofcourse……
Like the old together with Michael Kalter and the rest of the boys. Big memories when I was not feeling that well and just came by to open the Gym…. Jos Verhagen (my trainer) told me: get your stuff and join the training. The training you skip you cann’t catch up….. And your competitors are you one step ahead. The good old days 🙂
Today light squat & bench session which I use to recover from yesterday training. Merry Christmas…. 🙂
Awesome performance of the sisters Kensenhuis at the Dutch Classic Powerlifting Nationals. Ilrish recovering from a leg injure and decided 3 weeks to skip this Nationals…. With hard work on here side, she turned it around and hit the platform Yesterday… And finished it with a National record deadlift! Welldone…..
And then National record holder Iris……. lifted the highest deadlift ever by a dutch female deadlift at an Classic Powerlifitng meet 220kg!!! Really awesome. I’m pleased to have them training in my homegym sometimes and give them small help / advice, so that they can make their next step(s). Thank you 😀
Entering the world of powerlifting for little over a year now. Not knowing that this was a start of learning that there is way more possible than you ever imagine.
Some of the masters in this field convided me in the secret that CLASSIC/RAW lifting did not exist when they started.
Me….newbie….in this field can’t even imagine how that looked like but most of all how this feels like. A part of me and my partner in crime @ilyscious are curious about this world of dynamics that seems to be the crème de la crème of lifting.
Well….speak your wishes outloud in the presence of Wim Wamsteeker and you know you will regret it in the same nano second 🤔.
14/10/17 I will never forget….!
When we tried to find a benchshirt in Wim’s collection there were a zillion custommade to choose from. We had the honour to get in his zero XXXX shirt that he worn at one of the competitions he participated last year 👨🏭.
Ofcourse I felt the superhero in me come out knowing I’d bench like I never benched before. Luckily for me I now can say I still have all my teeth.
Placing the bar on the right spot and pressing through the sticking point. #OMG #PAIN #POINTOFNORETURN.
How do people go through such pain for fun 👀👀👀. That was my initial thought. But holy guacamoly how cool is it to bench more than you have ever benched!!!
Read (dutch) interview of the sisters Kensenhuis, click here!
Today’s lesson was (is) mindset 🙂 Squatting session went great PB’s were broken in weight vs reps and sometimes you have to feel it when you don’t want to listen 😉 Today biggest learning point was (is) what kind of attitude you can hold with the excersise which give you the biggest challenge……. Do every set (rep) like you are lifting on a meet….. When you withhold yourself, you will achieve exactly what the reason what is causing your withold….. 😉 So when you want to improve your worst excersis, for example, bench press, train like you train your best exercise.
The biggest difference starts with your (internal) attitude. Otherwise stop training your worst exercise, because it will give you a lot of energy improving your better and best exercise. Conventional deadlift, standing on block, went great. They surprised their selves. What you can see, it all about focus on yourself, during your training (and meet ofcourse).
Final set squat by Iris. When you don’t want to listen, then you have to feel it. What is your idea about this opinion? Next week Saturday Ricky and Claudia will join the training. I’m curious if they are looking forward to it…….
Although it was a light training session…. not whahaha Iris improved herself again. Technique is improving. Also the will to improve herself.
During the training she meet herself and it all about taking the time for yourself and you can feel this to listen to your breathing 😉 And yes she didn’t like me at all during the training…