Thursday, April 14, 2011

Failure, Despair and a Challenge

When I saw Adeline's Facebook update saying that she had achieved a new 5RM of 52.5kg I was very proud of her. I also felt extremely jealous. Squats are not my strongest lift. Nor is it my favourite. But it is a necessary evil.

You see, having low body fat means I'm virtually boobless. So I need a nice perky butt to compensate for (the lack of) it.

Jokes aside. I felt that I should up my ante. On Tuesday night I thought I was ready to increase my weights from 43kg to 45.5kg. I managed to get 2 reps before failing miserably. I felt upset and angry at how pathetically weak I am.

And today, Adeline and I got to talking. About how I was jealous of her squats achievement. She on the other hand was jealous of how much I can deadlift. Somehow it came to a point that we challenged each other. So here's what we're gonna do:

By 18 June 2011
Aizan will have to squat a 5RM of 50kg
Adeline will have to deadlift a 5RM of 62.5kg

I have a suspicion Adeline would easily achieve 62.5kg in a month. Me? I'm not so sure.

Anyway, today I trained squats and this was what I did:

23kg x 8 reps
33kg x 8 reps (2 sets)
38kg x 5 reps
43kg x 5 reps (3 sets)

The 43kg sets were a bit tough. I was shouting to myself to get me fired up and motivated. Sometimes I wonder what my neighbours think of me. Oh well.

I know my progress is slow and I'm not sure how the hell am I supposed to reach 50kg 5RM in 2 months' time. But I shall try my best.

1 comment:

Adeline said...

You think so highly of me lar. I thought I wanna tap 50kg deads last night, but due to form, I was forced to (by myself) to reduce my weight to 47.5kg at my first sets. Then 50kg for the rest 4 sets. When I say form, I still feel my leg cannot support the weights in front. It's practically shaking! How pathetic. And you can breeze through 63kg of deads!!

You can do it, I believe you can. We'll do our best this 2 months and whatever it is, we know that we have done our best. :) Good luck!