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Going back into Powerlifting (again!!!)

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by johnpol, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @johnpol after all the effort in training go for it......BUT watch those injuries my friend and good luck
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am going to still do the Championships but have to rain back all my lifts, after everything that I have been through the last four years health wise I'm not going to give up, it has been the most difficult thing I've done and what with the worry of my hips deciding they have had enough just adds to it. I wouldn't mind I have the European Championships four weeks after the British!!
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Very much coordinated: finger wiggling and breathing and facial/oral muscle contortions.
    Then a walk, much needed. Short because after concert, but better than nuttin'. 1.16 miles not slow but not excitingly fast either.
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Deadlifts last night, and again sub 200kg felt light but above 200kg and its glued to the floor and is a fight to pull it, seems like I'm going backwards quickly! Not what I need 3 weeks out.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Deleted posted in wrong thread so sorry!
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Whoops sorry @johnpol that post above went in the wrong place!
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Squats on Friday, managed to get a session in with "The Morning Crew" all competitive power lifters, with world Champions and British Champions in the mix. Worked up to a top single of 180kg and called it there. There was definitely more in the tank, but with the way my hip is it was decided as a collective to stop there. It was brilliant to receive all the encouragement from these people especially as I train on my own. So lets see what the next two training weeks brings.
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Deadlifts last night but as have managed to break my little toe, I really struggled to pull 180kg 2x2 it felt like they were glued to the floor!! Really thought I had turned a corner and could think about posting a 560kg plus total at the British, one step forwards and a big stumble backwards!! Ah well just got to keep going.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Golly now with the baby toe? Grin and bear it, eh?
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    squats on Friday and even with a broken toe and a torn hip flexor I worked up to a 170kg squat to depth. one training week left until comp day and have all my openers in the bag now. Not as big a opening total as I wanted but given the circumstances I will take it.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That's great to have your openers all set. Congrats!!
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Deadlifts last night and did 190kg for a couple that is my last "heavy" session in, its nearly my opener at the deadlift and I have only three more training sessions left before the British Championships so hopefully I don't do anything too daft!
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The very best of luck to you for the British Championships
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, am beginning to get very nervous now 10 days and counting, but hopefully I don't go and do anything too daft before hand (Like break another toe)
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bench press on Wednesday and it was horrible 125kg for 2 and it was so laboured it wasn't funny. On top of a torn hip flexor, broken toe I've now got cellulitis on my nose and cheeks. It's so painful and debilitating it's not funny. I've had enough of being diabetic and getting poorly now I just want to be able to compete next Friday, at this rate its going to be a disaster
     
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    Well last session of prep done on Monday, just Deadlift and bench, 160kg and 90kg for a few sets, but I missed my last squat session due to having cellulitis on my face, and well lets just say I haven't been well at all and thought I wouldn't make my competition at all. So that's it, all done not what I was expecting, what with the injuries and illness to contend with, but I fully intend to enjoy my first ever British Championships, what ever happens, I feel that I was ready just before I tore the hip flexor and was going to put up a big (for me) total, but that wasn't to be, so after all that's happened just means that I will enjoy the day and the atmosphere of a three platform stage and encourage everyone to lift better than they have ever done before, knowing that I can (and will) do better next year and look to chase the best lifters. I will let you know how things go after Friday (both the good and the bad). Thank you for reading and supporting me.
     
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    Good luck for tomorrow!
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Well... yesterday I posted a good luck wish, but the etherwebs ate it! So, I hope you are relaxing with friends and peers now, satisfied with the tremendous stick-to-it-iveness that you've shown.
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well it didn't go as planned on Friday. I re-tore my hip in the warmup and really shouldn't have attempted to Squat, but as I was there anyway. Missed all three attempts at 165kg and that was it. But I was asked to compete in the bench press and deadlift only, and won 2 gold medals in that instead. Wasn't the outcome I wanted but it was also the risk I was running competing with the injury. Thanks to everyone for the support it means a lot to me
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @johnpol I know you're probably in alot of pain in your hip and possibly otherwise, but I gotta say, those gold medals mean a great deal to me! Saying I'm very impressed sounds dumb, but I am. The only activities I have ever attacked with the determination you've had here involve my family and my kids. Everything else has taken back seat. So I admire every single thing you've done here because it's extra to your regular life.
    Pardon my rambling.....
     
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