Training experience of Ricky Bakker

Wim ‘van Gaal’ Wamsteeker (by: Ricky Bakker)

Everyone knows in the meantime that a trip to Wim is a journey itself. He just lives far away from the rest. At my DRC Cup Wim coached me towards mine first 9-out-9 meet. During the meet I have some strugles to handle and during that meet I started to know Wim a little bit, he is doing things differently to push towards and/or you beyond your own boundaries. Since then I got the idea to train at Wim’s home gym. Also through the stories which are told be the others.

Now it was so far, we first talked. Get to know each other better. Here I noticed that it would be an interesting day. Once in his impressive home gym I noticed that there really is a nice training atmosphere.

 

I think many other lifters with me, have their own routine to warm-up. I followed Wim’s. And these exercises have already got me pretty tired. But we did not use heavy kilos. Everything ‘light’ as it is called, and yet I still have muscle pain after three days.

Then we went to work according to plan, squats, bench presses and deadlifts. Tempo changes, kept sharp, made sure that this was not an easy day. Powerlifter are relatively lazy, you know what I mean. But here was more than just physical training. I became mentally tougher. According to Wim he was still very nice to me. He placed his ‘finger’ in the in center of painful spot. . As Claudia did, it was my

turn to let go some tears. Wim broke me, but the intention was to let me learn from it and me push me to lift the weights I wasn’t able lifted before in the training session.

The lesson, one of many, that has been very important to me is that you have to focus on what is important and keep your faith. Faith and confidence in your own abilities. Shake IT or!

Maybe you wonder about the title of this blog. As I watch Louis van Gaal in the media, and the documents I read about him, he sounds like a trainer who wants you to open your eyes. So when you asked him a questions, he gives you the answer which is another question.
Breaking down and building up in a safe environment. Exactly what I need (So now and what is next!)

Thank you Wim van Gaal!

New week …… week 2 …. next step

Last week I startup my training again, because some people around kicked my ass …..
This push I needed to startup my training… so like last week I continue doing light weight training session, nevertheless I wanted to make an example to some people and show them the your body is more capable of than you think…. And yes I made the example and pushed myself towards the next step….
The weights on the bar says enough…..

Training session is over for Ricky

Training session is over for @rocksstarricky Thank you for your effort 👍 Enjoy your weekend. Now we have to wait on his blog. Who is curious about his experiences ? ➡️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

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First coffee….. Ricky is getting ready… Nice snack for after the training. RIJSSEN special

Evening session … sisteract…

Evening session, sisteract @inspirised and @ilyscious Light weight training like always…. Only now less rest between the sets and excersises …. more oldskool aka CardioPowerLifting 😁🤣😂 So I one person had a great time… next one tomorrow is @rocksstarricky 😁 Have a great night / weekend 😀 ➡️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

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Mindset is everything

Mindset is everything (by: Claudia Oudijk)

After three hours of travelling to Limmen (where would I be without Google maps?) I finally arrived at Wim’s house. When I was only five minutes at Wim’s house I was already crying (due stress at work, a sore back and some direct questions of Wim).

After the first time crying it was time for some squats. I know I am a lazy powerlifter and the more Wim said I was lazy, the better I squatted.

Mindset.
Mindset.
Mindset.

The more I say or think about it, the more focus I get during my training. Or during work. The body achieves what the mind believes…|
Even how bad everything goes, you can still do squats at 75%. Or 85%. Or 90%. Or more.
One step back, two steps forward. Or was it three Wim? 😉

Do you know how long twenty-one takes? No? Well, try while benching. When you hate benching. And when you don’t want to listen, then you have to feel it. I learnt a lot during this day, it was a very productive training.

The atmosphere was awesome and the company of the Kensenhuis sisters was also great. Between the heavy lifts we talked and laughed (sometimes, when not crying).

Thanks for everything Wim, for the tips, tricks and saying the things I don’t want to hear but need to hear to focus myself in training.
I’m really looking forward the next training.

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…..