Sometimes (quite often, actually) I think my blog is dead boring because all I really do is talk about my training and occasionally (quite often, actually) get insecure about my abilities/my size etc. I do actually have lots & lots of ideas for far more interesting blog posts, but to be frank I’m not much of a writer and I don’t think I’d do the subject justice.

For a few examples, I really wish I had the chops to effectively write about:

– Sexism in powerlifting & other strength sports. Hoo boy.

– Dating a non-lifter, which IME is great.

– Time management; you all know I love a bit of scheduling!

– The fact that, despite loving exercise myself, I do not think anyone is obligated to exercise or even be healthy.

I know many other bloggers carefully curate their posts, spend loads of time over them, sit on them & post them at opportune times. I don’t, I just bash them out (often in a quieter moment at work) and post them up. And then I have to come back & re-jig them, fix spelling mistakes etc. All in all, much like I used to use LiveJournal.

Maybe one day I’ll find the time to write something a bit more interesting – and actually write it in a coherent manner! Or maybe I won’t šŸ˜‰

Saturday: deadlifts at BGWLC

Today I decided to max out my Sumo deadlifts, to see just how much I can pull Sumo vs regular. I’ve only been pulling Sumo for a few weeks, and I still haven’t nailed the technique – and to be frank it feels horrible. My hip flexibility is crap!

  • Light good mornings to warm up
  • Deadlifts (Sumo): 60kg x 3 x 2; 70kg x 3; 80kg x 2; 90kg x 2; 100kg x 2; 105kg x 1; 110kg x 1
  • Squats: worked up to 3 sets of 5 @ 70kg
  • Dimel deadlifts: 2 sets of 20 @ 30kg
  • Hyperextensions with 12.5kg bar: 3 sets of 5
  • Glute & ham raises: 5 sets of 10
  • Band legs curls: 5 sets of 10

After the deadlifts my legs were like jelly, so the squats felt awful. Add the Dimels, and my walk home from the station was torture (“Leg day parking“? Puh-leeze). I think I’m going to ache tomorrow šŸ˜¦

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  1. G

    Personally I’d love to hear some perspective on sexism in powerlifting– I imagine it’s quite widespread and frustrating. Heck, even if you wanted to vent about it!

    My blog tends to be workout of the day-oriented (also usually bashed out in a few minutes at work), but sometimes when I have a more serious idea percolating it’s helpful to put a teaser out and see if I get any responses that help me to distill my thoughts. Tumblr works well for this too. And once a topic starts bouncing around the blogosphere it’s an opportunity for cross-linking and discussion.

    1. lozette Post author

      I do want to write something, I just worry I won’t be very eloquent & won’t get my point across!!

      But I’m sick of seeing things like this:

      posted – often by other lifting women – uncritically. Ha ha, because women are weak & feeble and a woman is the worst thing a man can be, eh? AAAARGH *rage*

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