Nothing like training with your besties, best bitches that is! Ya know, the girls you love to hang with. I need to thank these two ladies this week. Steph’s (left) got the strongest wheels out of the three of us and I am motivated when training legs to keep up with her as she usually out squats me if only by 5 – 10 pounds.
Monday’s leg workout had me mapping out my weight progressions and my goal was to get to 140# for 3 reps on our pause squats. We started off with the same warm up weights and were eyeing each other across the rig seeing what weight the other was going to use next. We stayed about the same until she jumped a littler further than I intended on set number 3. Not to be outdone I kept pace.
I kept up my mental conversation on how if I wanted these little legs to grow I had to sack up and put some weight on the bar. Squats were feeling good today so why not. Bound and determined to keep up with Steph I followed her lead. And got 3 reps at 150–10 pounds over what I thought I could!
On Tuesday Michelle the little 104 pound ball of muscle on the right decides she’s going to keep up with me on the bench. Now the bench is my jam. Ok, I thought let her go for it. And she did, set after set. We were working up to a heavy set of 4 on the floor press. I was gunning for 120 as the week before I failed at 125. Well, the little bit kept up and forced me to take a bigger jump and aim for 125.
She managed to get 4 at 115# which is 11# over her bodyweight. Impressive. And she forced me to aim higher and using every fiber in my being I managed to eek out that last rep of 4 at 125#. Although pound for pound that is only 5# over my body weight. Either way, more than I thought I was capable of for the day.
Oh yea, that pic is totally posed. It’s been a great training week and I’m glad to have these two to train with along with the friendship and camaraderie that pushes us all to accomplish more. We’re not training for any competition other than life and at 46, 56 and 43 respectively it helps us tremendously at a time when many begin losing functionality.
It’s Thursday and you know what that means? Yep, time for some heavy deadlifts, let’s go bitches!