Nationals – 3 Weeks Out

22 May


Man, this meet just really crept on me. Fast.

Already only three weeks out. That’s enough to give me a miniature heart attack. And also makes me excited, since I am really looking forward to my off-season training. Working with Brandon Lilly has been extremely rewarding, and I’m definitely looking forward to giving The Cube many more runs in the future.

I think after my meet though, I am going to take the full week following completely off, and then slowly build up my intensity/volume again. Once I feel like I’m nice and recovered, I think another run of Smolov is in the books.


Yeah. Contrary to popular opinion, I actually loved running the full Smolov cycle last year, and have been anticipating another go at it. Plus, despite how it may look, my squat needs some pretty serious work.

Oh Lidia, you inspiring mofo.

Oh Lidia, you inspiring mofo.

Going to knock up my calories some more and see if I can get some more out of it. I have a feeling it will be easier this time around (well, in comparison) than last time. I have adapted myself to much higher levels of volume, especially when it comes to squats. Last time I hadn’t done a set of more than 5 reps in what seemed like a decade. But realistically, like two years.

But on a somewhat related note, I’ve been having a LOT of financial issues as of late, and won’t be embarking on any kind of extreme program unless I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will be able to afford to run it.

These sorts of things take a very good nutrition scheme. Something that I unfortunately do not have the pleasure of indulging in at this time. And especially with my more recent dietary changes, it’s crucial that I am getting enough nutrients, including extra omega 3’s.

Anyway, ramble ramble.


  • Meet is in 3 weeks.
  • Having some penny problems, but I’m gonna give Life a punch in the throat and come out on top.
  • I am currently eating not-so-optimally.
  • Don’t worry – Gonna get jacked as fuck, bro.

3 Responses to “Nationals – 3 Weeks Out”

  1. William Smith May 23, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    stab life in the eye…hard! good luck – keep pushing you will get there.

    Bill Smith – friend of a friend(Howie Brewer)

  2. Cheryl @ Lift. Love. Laugh. May 23, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    All the best Christine!!!!!!!

    I’m training for my first powerlifting meet so it’s really exciting to hear about your training too!

  3. evelyn haapala May 24, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    loving smolov aswell – i guess we pl-chicks are a crazy breed 😀

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