straight arm lifting is kinda fun. today was flyes, pullovers, crossovers, lateral raise, band pullapart, horizontal cable shrugs. finished off with prowler pushing which i have never done, fuck my lungs. that sucked nuts. i was hacking up a lung the whole ride home.
Originally Posted by conceptionist
The annual meeting at the PL club was today.
Learnt that this is my last year as a junior lifter in IPF, and after that I will be a senior which will have me qualifying for the district series.
You have to sign up for all meets of the year according to the club policy, if you want to lift for them and get a lifters license for IPF. Problem is that the next meet is in just a month which doesn't leave enough room for prep and peaking. I'm not mentally ready for that either. My lifts are low but I don't care about that.
Had initially planned to bulk up until fall and do a meet then. Looks like I'll have to wait until next year but that'll also have me qualifying.
No idea what numbers are required to pass the qualification but I'll just take this whole year to try to put on some quality mass. Guys at the club told me I should ideally be in the -120kg class for my height to be competitive
How long did it take for you to get from a 275 to 400 squat?
even though this is probably throwing you off in the short term, i think it is probably an awesome thing for you as a lifter in general. outliers and your environment and all that. dunno about charlie but i went from "starting over" at 225x5,5 in may/june to 385x1 last month.
chances are you'll probably outpace most people itt given that you'll be surrounded by people who have done the work and are continuing to do the work instead of endless and incessant hand-wringing over the ultimate program for max gainz. kind of like a hive-mind for lifting i guess. like i said before, super jelly.