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First Trimester Over, Here Comes Super Strength! (I'm Waiting...)

I owe you all quite the blog entry, as it’s been about two weeks since I’ve written, and there has actually been stuff to write about. 1,009 more words

Into The Hole

I will never miss depth again. I will never miss depth again. I will never miss depth again.

The reality is that the bottom three inches of range of motion I need to achieve that depth lack the same strength development that the rest of my squat has had the opportunity to reach, as a result of not having trained that way. 1,314 more words

Next Journey: Powerlifting While Pregnant

The cat is out of the bag. We found out we would be adding another little lifter to the clan in early August, about six weeks before the USPA meet that we were in the middle of prep for. 585 more words

PR'd my walkout...like that's a thing...

Today was our final “heavy” squat day before the meet. From now on, we just work up to our planned openers – I’m pretty set on opening at 300. 388 more words

Bench PR!

Two bench workouts in a row, I’m finally hitting the weights I’m supposed to hit. Today was 2×2 at 5lb over my 1RM the program numbers were based on – 10lbs more than I pressed for 3×3 last week. 331 more words

Smashed every rep of every set. Apparently I'm getting stronger. 

FINALLY happy to report that for the first time in this entire meet prep, I made it through every rep of every set, at the programmed weights, exactly as written in the book today. 455 more words

Sometimes How You Feel Has Nothing To Do With How You Perform. For Better or Worse. 

Some days I walk into the gym feeling great. Well rested, well fed, no pain anywhere (okay, these days are rare), no tightness, no soreness, plenty of energy…and bomb lifts. 850 more words