Monday, December 10, 2007
Squats With Maura
I had a very nice day of back squats. I had a new training partner today. It was Maura Shuttleworth, bench press specialist. She just returned from the National Bench Press Championship. Maura took first place pressing 171lbs. Weighing in at 105, that's pretty impressive! Of course she has pressed more; in the gym- 210lbs and in competition - 200lbs. Plus she has an awesome raw press at 165lbs. How did she get so strong? She was a gymnast! Gymnasts are the some of the strongest people I have known. Here is a picture of Maura at The Press.
Maura offered to train with me in preparation for our up coming meets... I am training for the State meet in February and she is competing in Nationals which is also in February. How lucky am I? I will be training for my meet with a National PL Champion!
Anywhooo this is what we did tonight...
Ryan Coffey is giving me a spot. He has a State Record for Deadlift at 165 for 595. He also worked with me at Gold's Gym.
~I focused on blasting out of the hole. Unfortunately I didn't have the shoes I like to lift in, I didn't have the TRif belt either. I thought Aaron was going to join us at the gym, so I left my regular gear in our gym bag.
Squats with a Pause
110lbs X 8 reps, 3 Sets
~I learned a new assistance lift today. This evil thing Maura called Squats with a Pause. They are like back squats, only you rest in the hole for a couple seconds, your partner cues you up. The last rep sucks!
After our workout I showed Maura my kettlebells. We did some swings at the end of our workout. We had fun!