Life Has Other Plans

Sometimes, bad things happen in our lives. Sometimes they’re just bad things, bad luck, difficult circumstances. I’m a full believer, however, that sometimes we’re put in these difficult spaces because it’s time for us to change and we need a push to get us there. That on occasion the universe or God or whatever you believe in gives you a push, a difficult situation, in order to force you to move out of a place you no longer belong and into a space you are hesitant to occupy. When you get one of these pushes, it may not be recognized at first. Afterall, all negative situations seem the same at first. But I got a push from the universe recently, and every since I accepted it and let it shove me out of my comfort zone doors have been opening. Continue reading “Life Has Other Plans”

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The Cycles of Female Athletes

Hey ya’ll! Back with another installment of Nationals Prep 2017. This week’s post is about a struggle that faces female athletes, but that doesn’t mean my male readers can’t benefit from it. We’re going to be discussing how a woman’s menstrual cycle can affect her training cycle, and some ways to program for that. Continue reading “The Cycles of Female Athletes”

Welcome to Nationals Prep |2017

Hey ya’ll! It’s that time of year again when I start my prep for USAPL Raw Nationals, although if I’m being honest I’ve been preparing for this training cycle since about a month after last year’s competition. Over these past 9 months I have worked primarily on dropping into the 57kg weight class, and am happy to say that I am getting closer every week and am only about ¾-1kg up. Normally, I’m happy to be in this position a week or two out, so being so light with still 12 weeks to go means my mental focus is now shifting to lifting. I also took the past months to re-establish myself, my life, and my goals. Continue reading “Welcome to Nationals Prep |2017”

I’m Competing Again!

So so sorry guys! Could’ve sworn I posted this last weekend… But I guess what counts is that I’m getting it posted period. Anyway, yes you read that right! I’m (finally) getting back on a platform and back into a training cycle after so many months of having a pity party and being injured and being sick. I mailed in the registration. April 8th in New Hope, PA I will be competing at PA State Champs. I will have goals for weight, PRs, and wilks. But this isn’t about all that. This is about how I set up a training cycle, and the first post in the States Prep 2017 series. Continue reading “I’m Competing Again!”