Awesome performance by the sisters Kensenhuis at the DRC Cup 2017

Iris & Ilrish did a great job at the DRC Cup 2017. Both won the title (Iris in -84kg class and Ilrish in the +84kg class). Awesome performance at the deadlift. Iris deadlifted 200kg. Ilrish is the first female classic powerlifster who deadlifted 210kg in the Netherlands. Below the videos of their meet.

Next workshop at Ironhouse – 2 July 2017


Eager to do some heavier weigths and step by step it becomes clear in my mind to make decisions how to move on :-)

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 😀

Continue my light training sessions……

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 🙁 )

Squats 2×8 20kg 2×8 60kg 2×5 100kg 3×3 130kg
Deadlift 2×5 100kg 3×3 130kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 2×8 50kg 2×5 70kg 3×3 90kg

Just assistance excerises today

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

Just assistance excersises today…. no squats, bench press or deadlift… Explanation in my blog (link in bio and below) where I choose to do it so. Training light weights – Improve your maximum strength  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 @titannetherlands #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjacketsyellowjacketssupportsystems  #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts@titanpower81 #benchpress #cardiopowerlifting @cardiopowerlifting

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Pause squats, deadlift with stop and bench press with stop (legs up)

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 😀

Squats 2×8 20kg 2×8 50kg 5x80kg
Pause squats 5x110kg 3x130kg 3x150kg
Deadlift 2×5 110kg 3x140kg
Deadlift with stop after lift-off 3x170kg 2×3 190kg
Bench press (legs up) 2×8 20kg 2×8 50kg 8x70kg 5x90kg 3x105kg 3x115kg

Light training & openers training for the sisters :-)

Just a light training. The sisters Kensenhuis come over to do there openers for next week meet. They  did a great job and ready to rumble next week 🙂 And they like…….

Due the focus on there training I did the follow sets 🙂
Squats 2×8 20kg 2×5 70kg 5x95kg 5x115kg 5x125kg (pause) 3x135kg 3x145kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 8x45kg 8x60kg 8x70kg 8x80kg 8x90kg
Deadlift 5x110kg 3x130kg 3x160kg