Light assistance work due summer weather

In the Netherlands it is summer time ๐Ÿ˜Ž therefore I did some light assistance work today. Tomorrow morning I will do some squats, deadlifts and bench presses when the temperature is not that high yetย ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Lat-pully front 4×8
Lat-pully front 4×8
Military press 4×10
Neck press 4×10
Barbell curl 4×8
Hammer curl 4×6
Push down 4×8 and
Push down ย ^ 4×8

Oldskool Lat-Pully from Asahi Sports


Week statitics: 11-6-2017 โ€“ 17-6-2017

Overview of my weeklyย statistics CardioPowerLifting versus the weekly โ€˜normalโ€™ powerlifting training. Only squats, deadlifts & bench press are posted in the overview. For example: romanian deadlifts and shoulder grip bench press are not added in this overview.
green = cardiopowerlifting
blue = normal powerlifting
yellow = meet (including warming-up)

Training session together with Harry Seriese

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 ๐Ÿ˜€ In his final set he squatted all his 8!!!!! reps on the right depth ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜† Nice to give some contribution in improving somebody’s technique. Below my personal trainingsvideo of today ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Training 14-6-2017 continue light weight training……

The last days I skipped my trainingsessions, just to give myself the space to accept the decissions I made about powerlifting and other things ๐Ÿ˜‰ Although it was hard the decission(s) give me space and rest ๐Ÿ™‚ At my powerliftingwebsite aka 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ย Watch here the video of his meet and a easy pull with 307,5kg,ย click here!ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

Today’s training:
Squats 2×8 20kg 2×8 60kg 5×5 100kg pause
Deadlift with 2 stops 5×3 120kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 2×8 55kg 5×5 80kg pause

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The lifted weights below (and video) showed me that my body is really stronger than my mind ๐Ÿ™‚
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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Friday I will do some heavier weights just to motivate myself (a kick under my ass….. yes yes my old strategy ๐Ÿ™ )

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