Woot, got 330 lbs out of my Bench Press!

I had a spotter there of course, the psychology of knowing I won’tkill myself this afternoon makes a big difference.

And what a difference a confident spotter can make. Jittery spotters fuck up my mindset during prep. I shouldn’t have to convince you that you can spot the weight, I can lift 270 on my own comfortably. Clearly most of the 330 is accounted for.

I’m always hesitant though to believe spotters when they say it was “all you” but I fought hard enough with that 330 that I’ll accept it. I’m not competing, I don’t need to know this will impeccably pass with the judges.

Did my Deadlift 1RM today.

If all that the deadlift required of me was to pick up the weight from the ground with my legs, the 515 pound lift I did would have been fine. But unfortunately my grip is involved. That was my weak point this time. I half-lost grip of the weight at the bottom of the left while coming back down.

Between my grip and my legs, I’m constantly rotating between fixing these components of the deadlift. One’s always failing when the other succeeds. I wish they would get on the same damn schedule already.

I wish I didn’t lift weights

…because my doctor thinks I’m obese, as she refuses to use her eyes beyond looking at a BMI chart that says 256 is “obese” for 5’11.

Going to try for a new PR in the Bench Press today

My goal will be to at least break 300lbs with a little spotter guidance (at this stage I’m not competing yet, just training for the sake of it, so I can deal with some spotter help). Hope I can find a spotter though, I’m usually too shy to ask (especially since I’ve actually gotten deaded before on getting a spot. o_O I didn’t know that could even happened.)

Fucked up on my PR for my Deadlift

Nothing’s more frustrating than struggling with a weight you were gaining control of a few months ago.

Fucking lost the grip on my 500lb Deadlift attempt today. Clearly I need more grip strength so I can stop plateauing at this weight (I’ve been here for nearly 4 years…)

I guess now that I have a job it’s time to get some grip training clamps. Hopefully it’ll update my outdated and limited grip training (week in, and week out of plate pinchers…)

Frozen tires don’t flip.

Omg my hands. They’re only now regaining feeling.

Yeah so I didn’t know tires filled with frozen water were SO much more heavier than tires filled with water.

That tire wouldn’t flip. And I’m much more cold for trying so hard to make it do so.

Lesson learned.