Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sorry for the delay on this post...I have been updating the layout of my blog :)

Well last Saturday it was time to re-test my PRs, I had been looking forward to seeing if/how my lifts have progressed and then on Wednesday I could feel slight pain in my hamstring...I was not thrilled to say the least. I went to the gym anyway and was due to deadlifts - I spent a lot of time warming up and started work on my warm-up sets. I was in my 6th week of a 6 week cycle so was due to go quite heavy. I stopped before I reached my working set as I could feel my hamstring wasn't up for it and it was niggling in the back of my mind and putting me off anyway.

So with a bad leg, it pretty much ruled the majority of my accessory work out! I just done some upper back worked and sat around chatting to people and feeling generally pissed off!

I rested Thursday, and went and done some more upper back work on Friday - and again spent more time just chatting to people!

Britain's Strongest Man Championship!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I bought Laiten tickets to go and see Giants Live - Britain's Strongest Man for his birthday. This happened to be on Valentine's Day, and was all the way up in Doncaster which takes about 3 hours to get to! They also held the World Record on Log Press, so Zydrunas Savickas was there - he is the current World Strong Man!

Unfortunately there was a terrible accident on the M40 that morning, which delayed us (these things happen and all we wished for is that people were ok). By the time we got there all the good seats were taken, we were sat down at the bottom were you didn't get a good view at all. We decided to move to the other side and stand up, which gave us a lot better views!

As the World Record for Log Press was taking place, there were a lot of people there taking part - that weren't taking part in the Britain's Strongest Man, these included:

Quick Update!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hi all,

Well on my last blog I was deciding on where I want my training to lead to. Well...I have now entered a strong woman competition at the end of next month! I was a bit hesitant on entering, as I don't know how confident I would feel going into it. But then thinking about doing the competition gave me such motivation to train even harder in the gym, so I decided to enter!

I think having something to train for gives you a lot more motivation to train harder and also to adapt your training plan. I will now incorporate exercises in to my training regime that will help improve my lifts for the competition. I am very excited but also slightly nervous, I will keep you updated with my progress :)

My Goals..

Thursday, February 05, 2015

This is quite a tricky one.

At the moment I am thinking of where I want my training to lead too. Strong(wo)man or Powerlifting? Or just set my own personal goals to smash, and just keep training purely for the fun of it. I personally think that having a goal is what keeps you motivated inside and outside of the gym (as we all know, diets play a very important part in your performance in the gym).

At the moment I am struggling to get my diet correct in order to lose weight. This time last year I weighed 1st7lbs lighter than what I do right now. Since Christmas/New Year, I have been eating clean and going to the gym 4 times a week - but yet my weight doesn't seem to be coming off. Anywho, I am not going to let this get me down and I am going to start tracking my macros again (how much protein/carbs/fats (g) I am eating daily). I have decided to up my fats and reduce protein/carbs, and I'll see where I go from there.

I am very lucky in the fact that my boyfriend is also very in to the gym, he trains for Strongman and really does his research in to exercises and food - and passes this all on to me. He writes my programs, and I trust him completely with this. I'm in my 4th week of a 6 week cycle, after this I am going to re-test my PRs and have a new plan written. I have been researching new exercises to try (they look brutal) and look forward to implementing them in to my next program.

Louise x