Deadlifts and douches. Posted on 10 Feb 13:18 , 0 comments

Good news!

Strom is now fully open, the day was incredible, lots of motivated people packed into one room and I got to lift my atlas stone twice with the help from the Nic polley- getting the competitive juices flowing! Such fun!

I got to train with two very strong ladies in a local gym, and despite the gym telling us we should not wear work clothes (strom labelled gym clothes)it was a great session, swapping ideas and trying out new ways to workout.

Both ladies got many reps at 60 kg, a pb for one of the ladies who managed 26 reps. Very inspiring and helped drive my own training. With such heavy training sessions over the past four days I sought out a fav recovery product- the recovery ex splash from bodytronics. I do like protein shakes but can find after a good session a protein shake can lead me to feel bloated, the recovery product is like a squash and feels refreshing.

Apart from getting to wear some awesome new gym gear courtesy of Strom I was able to out fellow team mate Ben the badger Brunning at the Chinese in a plate challenge! I am feeling good and fueled up to keep on the steady progress I have been making to reaching and surpassing my previous bests.

Gym perspectives and interactions

What a strange place a gym is, you can interact and socialise with anybody from numerous walks of life and talk about something that though the goals are different, can be unifying. But can I say that whilst I welcome any advice and new perspectives from any person who lifts and a decent conversation about technique is always useful please don't assume that because I do not have male parts it means I need your poor advice that could lead to damage to my body in new and painful ways.


If someone's training and looks comfortable and happy, as long as they aren't going to immediately hurt themselves and if they are cracking on with determination, leave them alone, even if they have a lady garden... Especially if they have bigger muscles then you because they might actually know what they are doing. Rant over.