It was hot. It was humbling. It was motivating. It was above all else an amazing learning experience.
As you know by now, I started powerlifting a little over three months ago at 22nd Street Barbell in Downtown Des Moines. In those three months I had the honor to train with this man, Phil Schultz.
I opened my bench at 135 and hit my second attempt at 140. I missed my finial attempt 150 which was disappointing but gives me great motivation to work even harder.
|first lift- 135|
I can't get over the how many strong women attended this meet. Some lifters were beginners, some more experienced, some very experienced but just like the meet in Dubuque all the women there were supporting each other. It was such a great feeling to be a part of it.
Here is a video Wes from 22nd Street put together of all the lifters on our team. It's so cool. And yes, I need to work on my "pulling face"- not pretty
Since the meet Phil, my coach has moved so I'm now on my own. Although I've got a ton of great lifters to train with at 22nd street I'm excited to figure things out on my own- training programs, nutrition, technique. I want to learn it all so I can catch my own mistakes and hole myself accountable.
I plan on competing again in a few months at the UPA meet in Dubuque. Until then you can find me in the gym. :)