I haven’t posted any lifting videos since my last meet a month ago. That meet was the best one of my life, and I literally put everything into training for that result. In some ways, I’ve been working on that for the past few years. I’m a powerlifter...through and through....always will be. But I started to miss many of the other things I like to train in, which I sacrificed to do well in my last meet....most of all I’ve missed training Jiu Jitsu and working on my boxing. At almost 45 years old, to get stronger I had to get a bit bigger and reduce the other physical things I loved to do....especially since I wasn’t going to use performance enhancing drugs to achieve my goals.
So I promised myslef walking into that meet that I was going to make the goals, and when it was over I was going back to jiu jitsu, and adding some conditioning back into my life.
And I did just that. Now like I said...I’m a powerlifter...lifting will always be a part of all that I do. Going back to Jiu Jitsu was hard...humbling.....and very very awesome. I’ve missed the mat. I threw up in the trash can my first 3 workouts. I was pretty much a useless piece of meat at the end of the first few workouts. At the same time I brought back Jiu Jitsu, I also started swimming a couple times per week. Now keep in mind, I swim like a brick. I’m heavy, dense, and don’t have great technique. But I want to work hard in the water, even if it’s shitty form. So I have. So my lifting is happening sometimes at 10 at night or later, and it’s happening after I’ve gone to Jiu Jitsu class, rinsed off, ate a little something, and headed straight to my gym for my lifting. It’s been hard...very much so. But right now I have Jiu Jitsu, a little light boxing, swimming, and of course lifting in my life...and I’m in pain and tired...and I’m fucking THRILLED about it. So here’s a little bit of my training in the gym the last couple of days....still trying to move around some decent weight even though I’m pretty tired. Thanks for your support.