This was my first powerlifting meet. Coach Britt encouraged me to sign up and my competitive nature also kicked in.
In preparation, I concentrated my workouts on the three lifts, bench press, deadlift & back squat, also training at the RACC when not at FF.
I started really training for this meet in December, I hit a few bumps in the road and could have used a few extra months. The overall experience of the meet was very enjoyable and a great learning experience. Everyone was so encouraging and kind.
I will absolutely do it again. I already have my goals set for the next meet. I will push myself much harder, I am very competitive and want to do much better.
Advice to others: Try it at least once, it’s not for everyone but you don’t want to always wonder what if. As for words of wisdom, I would say trust yourself and really push yourself to get to the next level. Also, PRACTICE THE COMMANDS over and over. I could have done much better if I would have listened to the judge!
To prepare for the meet, we added the 3 lifts (bench, back squat, deadlift) we would be doing at the meet to my work out program at Functional Fitness, and started this around beginning of February.
Members of the Month: Becky Bruns, Shaun Bruns, Crystal Dahmes
This crew of brave souls worked hard to prepare for their very first power lifting meet! Check out their stories below to learn about how they prepared and what inspired them to tackle this new challenge.
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