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Ladies Who Lift...

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Dec 2020
7:23pm, 2 Dec 2020
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Wow, I_w, that’s remarkable.
Dec 2020
7:39pm, 2 Dec 2020
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I say 'casually', but mean I was able to do it in training rather than having the atmosphere of a competition to egg me on!
Dec 2020
3:31pm, 19 Dec 2020
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early bird
Been very quiet of late. Lots of reasons but no need to air them here.
Popped to the gym this morning did most of what the plan said on the board but felt a bit blah about it all. Lately it has all been technique work and gymnastic stuff and I want to do do some proper lifting.

After I did the prescribed stuff I decided to do some back squatting. Worked up in easy sets of three then decided to give a pb a go. Pre, pre covid and injury I got up to 65kg and was carrying significantly more body weight. Today 60kg felt comfortable so I went to see if I could equal my pb and I did. OH gave me some breathing tips so I added on an extra kg (every kg counts 😉) I wouldn't say I smashed it as it felt heavy but I certainly didn't feel like I was goi g to fail the lift. Maybe I had another 1 or 2 kg in there who knows but I was happy to stop there so 66kg new back squat weight. Still significantly behind everyone else but I'm competing against me not them.
We are in tier 3 and awaiting the press conference at 16.00. I'm praying we don't go to tier 4 and closed gyms. Need to keep plodding onwards
Dec 2020
4:31pm, 19 Dec 2020
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Well done EB. medal Not good news for you though.
Dec 2020
4:48pm, 19 Dec 2020
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early bird
Thank you. No its not good news just been confirmed we are definitely tier 4 🙁
27 Jan
10:42pm, 27 Jan 2021
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.....and we went into T4....

I hope that hasn't impacted on you all too much, and you're still getting your lifts in with your KB's / DB's etc.
28 Jan
9:46am, 28 Jan 2021
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Hey Max! Good to ‘see’ you.

I’m much more accepting of Zoom based PT this lockdown than I was before. I think it’s probably reflecting on last year’s experience and realising this won’t just be a few weeks long... whereas last year, it was all so unknown and I, for one, thought restrictions would be for weeks, not months.

So, I’m doing 1-2 PT sessions a week in the garage. My favourite PT is really great and knows how I prefer to structure my sessions and what I’m trying to achieve, so he still works within that.

I’m personally doing much better with training this time than last year - either lockdown.
29 Jan
9:38am, 29 Jan 2021
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And you Cath!

I have had a few clients say the same thing, people are leaning into it a lot more. I would never have thought about coaching weightlifting online, but it turns out it's ok. It keep my clients happy and we maintain our connection. The fact that I am now coaching people overseas is bloody cool.

Have you managed to get hold of some kit?
29 Jan
9:45am, 29 Jan 2021
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I’m really lucky in that Nic used to PT so she has a set of variable weight dumbbells so we’ve got a pair of them with weight range of 2-22kg. We don’t have a bar and plates, but there’s plenty can be done with dumbbells, thankfully.

In first lockdown our gym gave all members a set of resistance bands so we use those too.

Awesome to hear your clients are more into it too this time round, and congratulations on spreading your business oversees too!! :-)

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... a weights wire for women.

And in case you're wondering about that title, well, I like alliteration and one can be too po-faced about the use of girl/lady/woman.

Here's a strength standards for women thing Duracel found for us

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