For the past few weeks as Sunday rolls around I’m less than motivated to go into the gym. I’ve been fighting my Olympic lifts and on Sunday I have to try for a new one rep max. I’ve been stuck at my current weights which I cannot even bring myself to share here because I feel they’re pathetic. I don’t know what it is, I think that I need to go back to taking video and breaking it down. I have a feeling that it’s in the hit at my hips. I’m either not driving hard enough, or driving too far out and so I can’t get the weight into the correct position for me to receive it at the bottom. Each week I go in and I work up to weights that I should be able to hit but I can’t. It doesn’t help that on those days I’m working in the main part of the gym with metal plates and so everytime I fail it makes a huge noise and people are less than enthused. Those days I really need to dig deep sometimes, there’s no one else there to push you, it’s all on what you’ve got inside. Those are the days that while I’m frustrated there is also a victorious feeling inside of me. My rule is 3 failed lifts and I’m done, so I push till I fail a weight 3 times. At that point I move on, I’ve given what I have for that lift and there’s always more work to do. So while my lifts aren’t where I want them to be and I’m not happy about it, I know that just means that I have more room to grow. I’m going to start tearing apart my technique over these last few weeks out here and working on finding ways to get more weight up. New PRs will come, and then I’ll be celebrating a sweet victory, because it wasn’t easy. It shouldn’t be easy I’m just going to keep pushing through and in the end my success will be all the sweeter for it.
I haven’t put up a picture in forever, I was reading and decided to give an update shot of the beard growth, let me say it is in full effect these days. It’s to the point that I catch it under the bar in the clean sometimes, I need to do something about that.