363lbs/165kg for a set of 6 on deadlift.
4 weeks ago I pulled 160kg for 6 yesterday I did 5kg+ for the same amount of reps! Really happy with my deadlift progress. Just got to keep putting in that work
Between these two pictures, you can probably see the gains, the hard years of continuously sculpting the physique that I want, the struggle of gaining weight in a world that constantly teaches women to small. I struggled hard and still do to gain weight and eating more food is one of the hardest things that I do.
However, these two pictures represent so much more than that. It represents the strength in myself. Something that I never really had until a few years ago. Confidence. I had a low self-esteem as a teenager, I never wanted to be me but someone else. Getting into lifting slowly changed that. It peeled away the negative thoughts and insecurities and shined a light on the positives.
I started to learn how to be stronger and not be afraid to let my voice be heard. I learnt to deconstruct the unconscious norms that the system had placed for women. I started to take up more space and embrace it.
While all of these are positive things, I do go through periods of struggle. I do fall into the trap of self-doubt a lot. I will continue to make mistakes and have problems. I am a work in progress and I'm dedicated to my craft: personal development.
Allow yourself to have moments of weakness, but don't let those moments define your worth. You are a work in progress too. Be strong. Be courageous. Stand up tall. Grow into yourself. Share your experiences. Allow yourself to learn from your past & from others. #BeYourOwnSuperhero#InvestInYourself#Flourish
6x5 with 455 today on deadlifts. Was planning to lift with @62mexinator and @at2004 but somehow they’re able to workout before the sun even rises. Your boy is a millennial so there’s no way for me to show up that early.
In this weeks video I talk about the importance of maintaining tension during your row. Having a rounded back or an early armpull can greatly affect your efficiency and waste a lot of energy. So take advice and get after it!!
First clip is traditional deadlifts at 75% with 235lbs.
Second clip is deficit deadlifts with 185lbs. I lost some control on that 5th rep so had to re adjust grip but other than that these felt perfect.
Traditional deadlifts moved sooo quick today, which makes me so happy, because last week 205lbs felt slower than molasses on a cold winter day! I was on that struggle bus last week for sure and it was awful. I’m so glad my body is finally responding well to this training block so I can keep progressing.