Instead of only posting videos of deadlifting or squatting, I'll just only post videos of log pressing lol.
190 lbs for sets of 3 strict presses.
These felt like death but don't look all that bad after the fact.
Crazy to think I could barely do 1 rep with leg drive about a month ago.
Good progress like this is SO SATISFYING!!!
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Officially reached a point where i'm no longer concerned with how well I do at the next competition, i'm just enjoying the process and getting stronger.
In the spirit of a post I read earlier by @lift4cake , I will say this.
I am highly competitive, especially with myself and would love to always show up and be the best. I know lots of people in fitness and strength sports are similar, but we gotta stop that kind of thinking.
Put more energy into developing yourself and your chosen goals, quit worrying about other people, and eventually you will be the best. Or it won't even matter because you'll be enjoying yourself too much to care.
Unless you're already competing at a national to world level, don't put that kind of stress on yourself. This stuff should enrich your life, not cause more tension. Just one man's view though! If putting yourself under that stress drives you to push harder, then I suppose that's your prerogative lol.