The last two weeks I didn’t posted any update. I did not train for the last 2 weeks and for the coming time I will not train at all. At this stage I take a step back from powerlifting because I believe this helps me to accept that my powerlifting career has come to an end. This is better for my brain / mind and this gives me energy to focus on other things 🙂 When I started my training, I will start up my blog again 😉
Till now. Thank you all very much for your support.
Normally during this time of year I’m training for the European Masters in July and I have than totally focus on my training. Now I’m not training for any up coming meet, it is hard to focus on my training. When you competiting for over 30 years, my goal(s) to train are set during the year. And at this stage I really don’t know…… 😀 Strange feeling….. See what it will bring in the future 🙂 So today I had an earlier low weight training (again). The temperature in the Netherlands are good (hot), so earlier work-outs are better to do than in the afternoon and/or evening in my opinion……
Today I had a very nice trainingsession with Harry Seriese. Harry start his training up for the up coming SBD cup. Harry started a trainingsprogram by Jordi Snijders (Strength Academy) Click here for more information about trainingsprograms, workshops by Strength Academy.
Harry came over because he got some technical problems. Today he made the first step forward 😀 In his final set he squatted all his 8!!!!! reps on the right depth 🙂 Welldone Harry. Also his bench press went very solid and during the deadlift his energy was gone…….. I think he made at least 20 sets with squats 😆 Nice to give some contribution in improving somebody’s technique. Below my personal trainingsvideo of today 🙂
Because I continue my low weight training I did the follow sets:
Squats 2×8 20kg 2×8 60kg 2×5 90kg 2×5 110kg 2×3 130kg 3x145kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 2×8 55kg 2×8 75kg 2×5 95kg 5x105kg (1x 120kg with Titan Super RAM :lol:)
Deadlift 2×5 75kg 2×3 125kg 3x165kg 3x195kg
The last days I skipped my trainingsessions, just to give myself the space to accept the decissions I made about powerlifting and other things 😉 Although it was hard the decission(s) give me space and rest 🙂 At my powerliftingwebsite www.wimwam.nl aka www.powerlifting.info you can read I stopped updating the site. The last time it costed me too much energy instead it gave me energy. It wasn’t easy because it did it for 20 years. Maybe somebody will contact me and will continue updating the website. You never know 😉 Also I wrote a letter to the hosipal and this gave/gives me also some rest. Step by step I changing my strategies, considering my recovery. At this stage I like to give powerlifting workshops (about the technique – and/or mental aspects)
Last weekend Saturday I was in the opportunity to help Iris and Ilrish at their site when they pulled a big performance at the deadlift 200kg & 210kg (see previous post, under news, to watch the videos)
On Sunday I was coaching Ricky Bakker and help him to get 9 out of 9. Watch here the video of his final pull to hit the 3rd place, click here!
Also I coached Wesley Ortega and hit also 9 out of 9, with a total of 700kg and 1st place. Watch here the video of his meet and a easy pull with 307,5kg, click here! Great feeling when you can have a small contribution so somebody can perform (better than he/she expected).
It is nice that some athletes contacted me if I can help them out to improve their technique. Harry Seriese will come over coming Friday. Also Laura Kasius and Claudia Oudijk contacted me, so they will come over to the WimWamGym in the near future 🙂
Iris and Ilrish will training more often at my homegym and this gave me energy. In small groups working on technique- and mental aspects.
Becoming strong(er) you have to train, make your sets and to make the difference your technique and mental condition adding the surplus (in my opinion).
This means for my self I continue training light weights the coming time, so I don’t have to make any decission about my personal powerlifitng future at this stage.
Like I told you in my blog of Wednesday I wanted to lift some heavier weights today and I did. My body is really stronger than my mind at this stage. Due this I have to make decisions to let go old stratgies and to permit some new ones. A few days ago I wrote a letter to the surgeon / hosipital (which did the operation). In the letter I explained what kind of things happen now in my mind (and what is holding me back) The hosipital called me and they recieved the letter, hope I get very soon an answer from the doctor 🙂 Very funny (and cleaver of the hosipital) they don’t have any emailaddresses. You can call for an appointment and/or write a letter. This withold a lot of spam 🙂
Step by step the decision I have to make become clearer in my mind and yes they are related to ‘powerlifting’ I keep you updated about this. 😉
The lifted weights below (and video) showed me that my body is really stronger than my mind 🙂
Squats 2×8 20kg 2×5 60kg 5x100kg 3x130kg 3x160kg 3x180kg (with belt) 3x200kg (training sleeves + belt)
Deadlift 2×3 120kg 3x160kg 3x190kg 1x215kg 1x235kg (belt)
Bench press 2×8 20kg 5x60kg 5x80kg 3x100kg 1x115kg 1x125kg (wrist wraps) 1×132,5kg (wrist wraps + belt)
All top weights are new personal best after my operation 😀
At this stage I’m still continue my light training due lack of energy and concentration bow. Nevertheless my body handle very easily the weights. Body is stronger at this stage 🙂 Friday I will do some heavier weights just to motivate myself (a kick under my ass….. yes yes my old strategy 🙁 )
Due lack of energy and concentration bow I did only light weight assistance exercises today. It is hard to get focus at this point. The feeling I’m at an cleavage and I don’t like that. This generates an dilemma and that means you got two options and two options ain’t generates choices. Choice began when you have three options (in my opinion) At this stage I give myself the time and continue this way of training, even I need more time after this week. Big learning point at this stage is, it thanks (needs) time 🙂
Today’s assistance excersises:
Lat-pully front 5×8
Lat-pully behind 4×8
Lat-pully ^ 4×8
Military press 4×8
Neck press 4×8
Barbell curl 4×8
Hammer curl 4×8
Push down 4×8
Push down ^ 4×8
Still training low level. First I want to control my energy level and concentration bow. There for more focus on my therapy and taking more rest during the training and over the whole day. This small training gave me a feeling of satisfaction. My body is really stronger than my mind at this moment 😀