For me this ‘third time lucky’ rule really applied to me yesterday.
Almost a year after I last competed in the srongfirst TSC i found myself face to face with the three strength challenges ahead of me.
- Flexed arm hang
- 5 minute kettlebell snatch test
After the last competition I didn’t do as well as I wanted, I more or less completely stopped deadlifting, so the last 6 weeks or so I have been trying to build that strength back up….
Few bitch fits through belieeeeeeve me.
I ended up changing my deadlift stance to sumo style like two weeks ago 🙄
A move that scared me before I tried it to be honest but I have felt a lot more confident and stronger this way.
I got 3 lifts of 85kg,95kg & 100kg. All three easy enough so I am determained to stay at this lift and improve.
I was absolutely delighted with my flexed arm hang, I got 65 seconds; this was such an improvement on my last one and a personal best for me.
The last thing is the snatch test which is the worst 5 minutes of life to be fair to everyone like but I can see a massive improvement in myself, mainly being able to breathe more during and after it. I got 132 snatches in 5 minutes which I am happy enough about, I could probably have gotten more but I am pleased with my technique and overall improvement in this move.
So overall I am buzzing with myself and all the guys & gals who took part alongside myself yesterday. Everyone did amazing! Setting personal goals like this is always a great thing to keep dedicated for and I’ve learnt massively with a positive mindset positive results will follow. The cocktails after IS always a massive upside too…