I’ve been so busy that I have not written anything here in quite sometime. But as I review the past year, I am headed in a clear direction with a defined path and it feels great!
A lot of exciting thing are happening
- Became Certified by ISSA as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist
- Continuing my education with the Bayesian Personal Trainers course
- Adding in some specialty education with a Powerlifting Instruction course thru NCCPT (qualifies for 20 CEUs for ISSA re-certification)
- And looking at getting certified with Precision Nutrition as well, this will just be starting as the previous two are ending
I’m looking forward to getting some volume back in my training as I take a break from meet prep here in the off season, and hope to build up some better work capacity and strength as I seem to respond better to lots of volume. Excited to be looking into my 2nd year of powerlifting and the new experiences it will bring.
This year was a mixed bag for meet performance, my first meets were my best. I did happen to get 205lbs for squat at my second meet, which was the my only missed attempt at my first meet. I couldn’t come anywhere near the 165 bench I hit at an unsanctioned bench comp weeks after my first meet. I hit a new PR with deadlift at my second meet with 270lbs. Looking back on my training I don’t think there was enough volume in my programming and didn’t get peaking quite right. So I will be approaching training from a different angle next year. I did compete in 3 full meets and 2 bench only comps. I plan to scale that back next year to just 2 full meets, likely one in the spring and one in the fall.
I’ve had the pleasure of being introduced to the world of strong man/woman and I absolutely fell in love! Without a gym close by I’ve been having fun figuring out how I can implement some of that into my training. Constantly reading and expanding my base of programming and exercise selection to have as many tools in my box as I can. Its also been fun switching things up and trying out new and different alternative lifts.
Here’s looking forward to another year of great people, leaning and getting stronger!