So you’ve been away from the gym for several months due to the pandemic and once coming back, you may feel a little weak going in at first but after a while, you’ll get your strength back and I’m feeling that right now lately.
Powerlifting training is going well on the bench, squat and deadlift.
For bench, I’m trying to stick with 140 lbs. – 150 lbs. for low rep ranges in strength training. Build my numbers up that way.
For squat, I tried to lift a 135 lb. heavy single the last time but a missed lift… still stuck at 130 lb. as a single but I’ll get there soon.
For deadlift, my last deadlift session I had at the gym, I tried to pull a 300 lb. heavy single but a missed lift. I could only get the bar halfway up to my knees and felt I couldn’t do anymore so I gave up that lift. It’s not a bad thing though ’cause it lets me know that I’m close to getting to 300 lbs. again. I’ll keep working for it.
I try not to miss lifts like I’ve been saying but I seem to miss only 1 or 2 which isn’t a bad thing. At least I know where my numbers are at now.
I really want to bring my numbers up before the end of the year ’cause I want to do another powerlifting meet in 2021 ’cause powerlifting competitions are coming back.
I want to hopefully do my first USAPL meet. The USAPL is awesome ’cause that’s a federation where you can win actual gold and “real trophies” so that’s what I hope for one day. I’m still a USAPL member it looks like and haven’t done my first USAPL meet yet. I was going to but then the stupid pandemic happened.
So glad I got the squat form all taken care of. The squat lift may seem like a difficult and challenging lift but it can be easy once you practice it. I’m starting to get used to the barbell squat and liking it more and more.
Ever since I’ve been back in the gym out of the pandemic, I’ve been back hitting the gym 4 days a week nonstop. Feeling good to be lifting again. It’s what I’m supposed to do.