A quick summary to start out my new blog. I’m currently on track to compete in my first power lifting competition on May 15th. It sounds a bit ambitious, but I’ve always been one to look for new goals and challenges. In the past, I used running as my main fitness source…running lots of 5Ks and four half marathons. My PR for a half marathon was under 2 hours, but that was about as good as it was going to get. And I was plagued by injuries my entire running “career”. So I decided to take a bit of a break from running and started to lift weights a bit more diligently.
I have that mesomorph body type so I can add muscle and strength fairly readily. It makes weight training fun and exciting. I worked at it for about 9 months before my trainer suggested that we test my maxes to help her determine how heavy I should be lifting. It turned out that my maxes were all fairly decent. So…..I decided to work at it a bit harder. And, the gym that I train at is hosting a power lifting competition in May. What better goal to work toward. As always, my goal for this competition is to not get last.
I’m not obsessive or extreme. I workout out six days a week and I try to eat good food. I have a bit of protein powder in the morning, but that’s it. I don’t have a cabinet full of supplements or spend hours pouring over research and strategies for adding the most strength possible. I enjoy it, and I make the most of it.
However, when I do have questions, I often find it hard to uncover advice regarding women specific power lifting. Hence, my blog. I’m hoping that my experiences will inspire or help other women out there to do more….and lift more!!!