All the pauses again today 💀
Hit sets of 4 sets of 4 paused deadlifts at ~255 lbs and 3 sets of 6 paused skwats at 187 (shown) then ~195.
I’m #34daysout and feeling good physically, but maybe not so much mentally. I have a tendency to overthink and get anxious about things, especially when I really care about them (like powerlifting). And I often let the stress from things I have no control over right now, like work, bleed into every other part of my life. So while my training’s been good, I haven’t always felt good about it recently.
My goal for the next almost 5 weeks is to chill out and focus on my lifts for the day and making every rep as good as possible, instead of being the control freak I am and constantly trying to push myself harder all the time when that is not exaxtlyyyyy what peaking is all about. After all, powerlifting is supposed to add happiness to my life, not stress.
(Also I couldn’t write this without saying thanks to @pbnluke for basically telling me everything I wrote above and stopping me from being a crazy person in the gym. I appreciate all the support just as much as you telling me to calm tf down when I need it 😂)