Today was more what I have been looking for. I know it is only 25 reps total but I felt the power. I know it was only 55% but I felt the speed. To gain in my squat you have to feel heavy weight but to gain the power and speed is the greatest. No one moves weight without the power or without movement. The last few blog posts I have talked about the next step. What is the next step. For me it is writing the plan for the future to continue on the incredible journey Squatober has been and given for me. Over the last week I have been trying to perfect the start of the next week. I have changed it many times. Actually I am ready for it to be here so I just do it. Like my wife says sometimes I over think to much and try to perfect something that is just fine. Other than that my lifts today went good strong and fast! Hope your workout was good today as well!
Today shows what I expected. The max day started good and kept going until I hit my max of 370. I think I wore out a bit either physically or mentally I am not 100% sure. My guess is a bit of both. My form was starting to slip so I decided to hang it up. This gives me a good start to keep me working through out the next few months. I think my peak was suffering a bit because of my lack of lifting previous to this month. I felt better the day I did my repetitions at 315 than I did today at max time. I am happy with my max but also I feel that I need to work on my speed and power a bit before adding more weight. So for that I am more happy. This has been a great experience and I know it has made me fall back in love with what I loved for so many years. I find myself watching the clock until I get to do my lifts. Not only that but I am reading more than normal and starting to indulge myself into more and more knowledge each day to benefit my next step! What a great way to feel. I hope that everyone has the opportunity to feel that way at least once in life and excited for others that may have never lost that feeling.
Today was another easy day that has been preparing me for the MAX squat day tomorrow. I am looking forward to testing myself. The past couple of weeks seem to have been preparing quite a bit for a max. Week 3 my max was raised by a little bit based on repetition. Beginning squatober was the start for me. There was about 2 consistent months in the last 10 years that lifting was a priority for me. Squatober changed that for me. Gaining strength this month is a definite check off the list. Gaining endurance. Check! But I think I have not been able to push myself the last couple weeks. I believe most people doing squatober have been on some kind of program before starting this month. For me I think I am still needing training to continue my gains more than a peaking period. I will try and get some sleep and eat good to be ready for tomorrow.
Off for the weekend getting ready for the following week and again busy with family this weekend so I'll be back on Monday with a better post!
Like I had mentioned yesterday it has been a very tough week and today wasn't either. I worked on my speed for pushing to help myself get a little sore and since it wanted non stop reps. It went really fast. I have a really busy weekend with some family things that have happened this month and last week so I am sorry once again for the brief post. Looking forward to next week but also getting excited for starting to write my own plans to be ready for Friday!
Hi my name is Trever Duncan. I started Fit24 in the Summer of 2013. I have always loved fitness but have fallen away from it over the past few years (crazy to imagine having started a fitness center). Although I remain active through my various hobbies on my small property and enjoyment of moving things which has allowed me to keep my strength up to an extent. My first true fascination was running. I failed in the 5th grade on winning the mile so I decided to run everyday for a whole year. My 6th grade year I came back after self training running a 5:56 mile. My second love was wrestling which has been my favorite ever since I failed by getting cut by the 8th grade basketball team. Therefore started to wrestle. Thank God I did. I ended up winning my high schools top athlete award by my senior year and having(https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills03/hlrbillspdf/4178C.01.pdf). Funny how failure leads to success. And this is were I had decided to start blogging to show others sometimes the best success comes from failure or at least mine have!