I have been doing a lot of thinking about how to train now that Raw Nationals are over. I was more than a little disappointed with my performance, so now I have a puzzle to figure out. What went wrong? Lucky for me, I know a Master Lifter who out lifted everyone at the meet! I got on the phone with Ellen Stein and we talked for about what to do next. She had a look at my blog and lifting and gave me some advice.
First, the good news... my squats look good. They feel good too. I am going to keep my squat cycle the same. I like it and it seams to to work.
Bench is not Ellen's lift. Honestly, I don't really care that much about bench. Besides, I already train with the Bench Press Champion.
Here is my big problem... deadlift. I stink on this lift. I am strong up to a point then I have a major drop off. Ellen gave me some pointers and I can't wait to put them into practice.
Tonight was bench press. Here is how it all went down...
~My shoulder (right) was bugging me tonight, so I went easy. I am supposed to do board presses... I just didn't feel like it tonight.
My energy was still pretty low. I have been swinging the 12kg with my kettlebell class this last week, which feels great. I am going to be extra vigilant regards to over training. I am going to keep the deadlifts super light and just work technique. I am no stronger now than I was in February, so I have nothing to lose. I am looking forward to see how things go...