Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday August 31

I am suffering from low blood pressure today....just a little experiment going the wrong way. I'll eat some salt, I'll live, but what a horrible feeling.
Weight = 153 -154. Time to maintain the weight for a bit. It is hard to transition back to eating after I get into diet mode. I like that machine like feeling of being regimented.
Still strong - Last night B put me to the test. First set of benches was 275 for four. No problem. Next up for me - 325...FLAWLESS!!! That's double body weight plus. Touch and go, sure, but heck, it was flawless. Somewhere between getting super frustrated with trying to find the right technique, losing the groove totally, finding it again, and hypnotherapy (yes, I am a believer) I reinvented my bench press back to where the groove wants to be naturally. It works.
GOAL SET = September 30, competition somewhere between 275 and 300. At 148...raw (of course).
Sometimes I get so sick of bodybuilding. I look at pictures on tv and online and in the magazines...I get bored. I do it because I'm good at it...because all in all, I think I have an appealling physique to both hardcore bodybuilders and to mainstream people. If the NPC is truly looking for what they I am. How ready for the Nationals am I? We will see...I don't know, but I'm stepping up and stepping out...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Hi Ho Hi Ho

It's off to Miami I go...NPC NAtionals November 10th!
It has taken me a month to whittle down from 170 to 154. I have to level off on this diet now. My projected competition weigh-in is 145. I will also be competing at the First State Power Frenzy September 30 - yes, my own meet, frenzied is one of my favorite states of being. I'll be a 148 pounder this time.
ANyhoooo- I am much pleased at my physique. My legs have taken on a beautiful shape, I can no longer be afraid to show them! 400+ pound squats almost every week and now additional brutal work (ahhh, secret methods) have really transformed them.
I've made the hotel reservations, the flight reservations, and just walked back from the post office with my $150 entry fee. The judges should take note of me this year, or something's wrong...
My strength is holding up! I attribute this to the fact that I feel better both physically and mentally at a lighter bodyfat percentage. Last night I put up 295 for three reps on the bench - all mine, all perfect form. Last week we did throw on 315 and I did it perfectly, too.
Monday I hit 405 for two reps, nicely. Power Goddess lives.

Monday, August 07, 2006

What about July 29

It was a bit much to hope that I could have pulled it off, and I did NOT pull it off. I was not in acute PAIN, it pulled, it was on fire mental and physical signals did not jibe...Oh, I sucked.
B wasn't up to his usual great self wither. Only (!!!) a 650 squat (raw, of course).

Oh, I sucked.