I put a variation of the pic here in this journal on FB yesterday.
Lou had asked me the night before about competing again or at least guest posing.
I dismissed it with the point that I am now focused on powerlifting and just enjoying being strong and healthy.
It did get me thinking though, not as in stepping on stage but the fact of how the two disciplines differ but complement each other to a degree.
There is in both a huge need for the right mindset.
But again, very different.
With bodybuilding you have to have an iron will to diet hard and not surrender to the intense pain needed to bring about muscle size and quality.
On the other side of the coin, in powerlifting you have to constantly push the limits of your strength and battle the fear of heavy weights.
The training is just as hard as bodybuilding but a different feel and mindset is used.
I am really enjoying training for strength at the moment with added activity to keep my body supple and agile.
The nutrition for powerlifting is not as strict as for bodybuilding but in my view should be much more rounded and healthy.
I know many powerlifters don’t eat as well as they could and that’s their choice.
For myself I try to eat a huge variety of natural clean food.
This aids in my recovery and strength gains.
I am taking no supplements at all- just food.
Although I’m not focusing on a look, as in body-fat loss and muscle quality, I am very happy with the look this type of program has given me.
Just basic and simple.
Train hard and heavy.
Run and walk.
Eat very clean and often.
Simple –but many forget these basics.
The one we have been on for the last two weeks I will put together and pop it up over the weekend for you.
Gym Brain And Brawn Morley
Bench Press 75kg x 8 reps
Close Grip Bench With Pause
Tester 60kg x 8 reps
65kg x 8 reps main set
Tester 60kg x 8 reps
65kg x 6 reps main set
Fly Flat Bench
20kg tester 15 reps
25kg main set 15 reps
Sit Ups 3 x 20
Very good focused session
The pause on the pressing is whereupon you let the weight sit on you inflated tight chest for 2 seconds then press
Gym Brain And Brawn
Dead Lift Day
Still testing out my squat style stance
Feels good at present
I can stay real close to the bar and drive more from my legs
135kg x 8 reps – every rep stopped dead on floor
Bent Over Row
90kg x 8 reps tester
102.5 x 8 reps main set
Chins shoulder width grip
20kg tester 8 reps
27.5kg x 8 main set
Pull Down Hammer
20kg aside x 8 tester
36.5 aside x 8 main set
Bent Over Lat Raise
12.5kg x 8 reps
15kg x 8 reps main set
Calf Raise to wrap up 62.5kg 3 x 12
Another good day
The weights are slowly building up
Feel fit lean strong
Simple but effective
Happy old lad eh?
Love to ya all Ian