Post-competition plans

100kg squat face

I didn’t think that anyone had got a decent shot of my 100kg squat, then this one appeared on Facebook courtesy of David McWilliams. Hurray! There I am squatting 100kg, with an appropriate squat face.

Also this photo is proof that the term “two plate squat” means bugger all in competition terms. (Personally, I dislike the one/two/three plate terminology. Yeah, I know, I’m a miserable sod.)

I’m back at work today and had intended to start the week by eating more protein! Then I managed to come to work with protein powder but no shaker again, bloody hell I really am a genius. I guess I’ll start over tomorrow.

The British Classic is on September 20th, so I have just under 2 months to cut just over 3kg of weight. I’d like to be comfortably under 72kg on competition day because I suspect I may have an afternoon weigh-in. There’s no way I can go a whole morning without eating/drinking before an afternoon weigh-in so I need to be light enough to have breakfast on competition day.

I plan to do this by…. well, I dunno. For starters all the sugar/pasta/bread I’ve been eating for the last couple of months needs to be cut down. That won’t be a huge ask because, frankly, I’ve really gone to town on sweets & desserts recently (cheesecake 3 times in the last week? why the hell not). I also really want to get back to doing conditioning more regularly because I feel so damn good when I do that class. Last week, when I didn’t do any holistic or conditioning classes, I really felt slow & sluggish.

So, the plan is to go to Pilates & conditioning this week, and head back to BGWLC on Thursday & Saturday (I’m having tonight off!).

As for the grip issue – god, I really have to address it. Yesterday I ordered a Hand X Band from Pullum Sports, and I need to dig my gripper out of the box it’s been buried in since I moved house. And I will renew my vow to do static bar holds/dumbbell holds at the gym when I can, even if it makes me late home. Godammit, I don’t want to keep failing my deadlifts before of my stupid right hand!!

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