Quite an interesting deadlift session. I was in my head about getting outside. Waited until the last minute, barely 2 hours of daylight left. Sometimes, I get weary of spending 2-3 hours, four times a week to train.
I have a squat goal of 300. Back 5 years ago, no females at WSC had hit it. It is still my goal, but now, it is seriously old news. Basically every female at our very densely female gym, has hit and surpassed it. Still I persevere. Lol.
Today I wasn’t feeling it. A little grumpy, Sloan making trouble (she hit coop in the head with a metal bucket), trashed house, full sink, laundry everywhere, online coaching to do, but I made myself get out there. The heat sucks, responsibilities overwhelm me, but Beau’s answer plays over and over in my mind. “What does she do that I don’t?” Him...”she never misses a training. Five days a week. Consistency trumps all.” Cursing him, I warmed up the damn deadlifts.
Am I glad? Meh, but I definitely feeling less ornery. I also feel less overwhelmed and less worried about all the shit I have to do. My thoughts have settled. The heat isn’t too awful, and I found a cool true crime podcast that reminds me at least I am alive to deadlift. Lol.
I was a little pissed that 265 was an 8. Perhaps on the light side, but I had a 9 to hit, so I figured 285 would settle that score.
First attempt (featuring Jagger), was glued to the floor. I chastised myself, started some shitty internal dialogue and got pissed and hit it again. “Good Lord that 285 was ridiculous compared to last week’s 280. Five more pounds. Wtaf...” Studying the barbell...well, look at that. It was actually 295. Ten pounds heavier than I intended. No wonder it “felt” like shit.
Today was a good lesson in “things aren’t always what they seem”. Everyone struggles with motivation. All you have to do is show up, warm up and often, the rest takes care of itself.
1. 295 glued to the floor.
2. 295 for an RPE “almost pissed myself”
3. 245 for third set of 4s. Focused on fixing the soft lockout (of 295) for the drops. Rep 4 was loose off the floor, but I’ll take it.
4. When all else fails, a good reminder is to show up, shut up and train 😍💪🏻