5/1: Powerlifting Coaching
My friend's father came to town, and we went to the gym and trained for a few hours. He gave me feedback on all my lifts, which is something I've been needing badly.
Still bad at finding the correct bar placement. Need a lot of work on this.
Knees are good, form is alright. Learned how to activate hamstrings more.
Also did "Dream Makers", as he calls heavy walk-outs. This is where you practice the next level and reach for the dream poundages. Sounds cool.
Good form on this already. Feet can be placed a little closer to body.
The foreign equipment felt a bit weird, but maxed out at 166. New PR by 20lbs!
I'm ditching the weight I can move on this one, because now that I've started to lean back more, I can barely get 135 up sometimes.
I attribute this to a weak pair of legs. When I pull my max weight, my shoulders are a good 4 inches ahead of my hands.
I need to get this sorted out and figure what's wrong. Thoughts, Eric?
The man pressed 225 the first time he picked up a bar in high school, and he said my form was good.
I'll take that.
All in all, a very productive 3 hours spent. Glad to have made a great friend and comrade who's generations apart, and that's something that a common interest and lifestyle can do.