So what’s next? My trainer abandoned me to move off to Canada with her fiancé. (Bye Kati!!) I wasn’t really sure where that was going to leave me until last week. I met another guy, an experienced power lifter, that was interested in working with me. I don’t really know too much about him, but I asked a few people if they thought it would be a good fit and recommended him. Given that I didn’t really have too many other options besides going it alone, I decided to try it.
My next goals go in the following order:
Bench only competition in Babbitt in late June
Power lifting competition in the Twin Cities in Mid August
Power lifting competition in Hudson in late October
I started lifting again last night and went through a very different program than what I’m used to. I think it will have a lot of the same elements, but be a bit more sport specific. Last night I worked bench and squats. I started out with box jumps for a warm up and then went straight to bench. 10 reps with just the bar, 10 reps at 95, then 1 rep at 135, then 5 sets of 5 at 115. It seemed to go okay. Squats went in a similar pattern- 10 reps with the bar, 10 reps at 95, and then 5 sets of 10 at 115. That was pretty tough just because of the volume. I learned some new techniques that made it a lot easier though. I hardly had any pain in my hip flexors and don’t even really feel them today, which is a first.
It was a really encouraging workout. I was nervous to switch trainers, but so far he’s had a lot to offer and some really good suggestions. Yay! The only down side was that he dripped sweat on me while he was giving me a lift off on bench……eeeeewwww!
He doesn’t look at all like this guy, but wouldn’t it be funny if he did?? The idea of this guy sweating on you is equally as icky though ; )