Inspiration…..

Let’s talk about inspiration ………. It is nice to be surrounded by people who inspire you. Last week Iris, Ilrish, Sandra & Joost came over to train at my homegym. Joost posted a new instagram post (click here) During the training I suggested him “pratices what you preach”, because he is training Sandra now. In my daily work I told my colleagues the same and doing it by myself. When I was powerlift trainer/coach (in the past) I trained the same way I preach. This helped me to stay focus, gave my structure and generate the needed discpline which is required in my sport, work and personal life.

The last 5 months I didn’t train, due mine recovery and what I tried I couldn’t handle more work and need some rest moments during the day. This is what I have to cope with. Iris asked me: So you will wait to  do something till you have be at the neurologist (January 2018, due waiting list)…… That is a question that I could ask to somebody else 😀

I know I have the restrictions in my brain/mind/head and yes I’m afraid and this was the question I needed to get back in light training again this week. So it is nice to get inspired by  the people surround you. Thank you all 😀

Program
Warm-up excersises
Squat 2×8 20kg 2×5 50kg 5x70kg 5x90kg 3x110kg 2×2 130kg
Deadlift 2×5 70kg 5x100kg 3x130kg 2×2 160kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 2×5 50kg 5x60kg 3x70kg 2×2 80kg

Tomorrow rest day instead of today ;-)

Body felt a little bit sore and therefore some “heavier” weights 😆 and tomorrow a “rest” day instead of today. Also I contacted my big friend Brad and told him I start up some light training. In the next year I will follow his 3 days program added with some extra light session like I did a few years ago.
Some warm-up excersises
Squat 2×8 20kg 2×5 50kg 3×5 70kg
Deadlift 2×5 70kg 3×5 90kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 2×5 40kg 3×5 50kg

…. Training 2…… just light weights and tomorrow rest day whahaha

Yep, today I continue my light trainingsession…. You can feel some sore muscles when you have lifted only an empty bar….. therefor some light weights again and tomorrow a restday. Just to figure out how my body will respond on this (light) trainingsessions.
Some warm-up excersises
Squat 2×8 20kg 5×5 50kg
Deadlift 5×5 70kg
Bench press 2×8 20kg 5×5 40kg

2nd light training session….. blog (link bio) sore muscles becoming worse 👀 and that by lifting empty bar…🤣😂 wearing my 25th Anniversary NIKE Force I …. like I worn in the time 84 – 87 and hitting the powerlifting platform in 85…. ➡️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 @titannetherlands #workout#strengthtraining #yellowjackets#supportsystems  #thp #sterksteman #strongmen #crossfit #crossfitnl#yellowjackets #pwrlftr #powerlifter #powerlifting #yllwjckts #benchpress #cardiopowerlifting @inspirised@ilyscious @sandrawildeman @grootjoostde

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What can I say……..

5 month ago I stopped training. At that stage I couldn’t handle the problems I got after my operation. At this stage I still suffer from restrictions in my head. My mind isn’t able to handle the same I did before I became ill. Nevertheless I took several different paths to figure out if it will become better. At this stage it is not making a difference which path I take, therefor I hope the neurologist can help me, only I had to wait till next year 🙁 Iris and Ilrish confront me yesterday with the question: So you will wait till then and you won’t do anything health/fitness? ……….. Although I have to wait it is time to do something for my health/fitness……even it is only a little bit… The last two days I was to stiff to show the athletes what I mean which technical improvement I saw and told to them….. The coming weeks will be tough due the sore muscles (myalgia) and it started today. I started with some warm up excersises followed by 5×8 20kg squat, 5×5 50kg conventional deadlift en 5×8 20kg bench press….. See how my body will respond on that tomorrow and the days which followed…… the coming weeks I started to do at least 3 light training session…… Today was number 1…..

2nd training session of Iris and Ilrish

Joost de Groot training in WimWamGym

Happy faces ………

Today’s trigger……

For several months I don’t powerlift (train) ………… My mind is disabled on several points….. Most of all I starting to miss the structure I had for so long. Trainingsdays, focus on my lifting goals, which generated the discipline to go for it….  Below the a headline of a newspaper which my mother gave me. This is the same date as the date (30th May 2017) of my first Dutch Championship Powerlift Championship, which I also won 😀  At this stage I feel how important that messages is for me and what I misses at this stage. I have interpreted the text as follows: If you what to be a champion, you have to act like a champion. So you have to do what is needed to achieve your goal. Nothing more and nothing less…. let go of the things (mindsets) which is in your way to achieve your goal….. So it is to figure about (a) new goal(s), which give me focus and give me the inner power which generates the power for the structure and the required discipline…….

 

Cycling instead of walking / jogging today

Do my calf problem I wanted figure out how my calf resisted cycling and therefor I cycle instead of walking/jogging today 😉 My calf hold it good and hopefully I can start up my jogging tomorrow. 🙂 Cycling became harder after the 30km and at that stage I knew I had to cycle at least 15km more 😆 Most of all it was very nice (awesome) to cycle through the dunes. The nature is really nice this time of year.