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Coaching like an older + wiser (hu)man….. –

9 days have handed since I used to be in Stavanger Norway and took part within the World Outfitted Powerlifting Championship of 2021. Trying again at this expertise I can say that I’m nonetheless in awe of the truth that it was doable to be there. My final reminiscences of an geared up Championship goed again to 2019. An entire completely different timeframe, mind-set, state of the world we live in and quite a bit has occurred in these final two years. Nonetheless the individuals have been so supportive and wished everybody to succeed. The pleasure of experiencing this was all mine.





I wish to share just a little bit on how, for the final 1,5 12 months, I managed to hold in there when “The going received robust and the robust received going”. Throughout the preparation of this competitors issues didn’t go as straightforward or structured as regular. Don’t get me improper I’m privileged; having a roof above my head, clothes on my again, entry to meals and water, feeling wholesome, a job to pay the payments and loving individuals round me. And on prime of that I’ve entry to exercise stuff and simply practice. On the identical time quite a bit didn’t really feel as “simply”.

For an extended interval issues felt as a should…..issues felt gradual…and on the identical time, the time was flying by. There have been many instances that I requested myself the query ‘what’s the level in lifting’ if there is no such thing as a competitors or increased objective foreseen anytime quickly. I had to return to fundamentals in my thoughts, in my method of ‘being lively’ and in how I educated.

The conversations with the coach, who seen I used to be not in my happiest aspect gave me a brand new outlook on issues. He invited me to solely focus my power on the issues I may affect and may take duty for. That was the start of letting go and trusting the method.

It took 10 weeks to search out some construction and I managed to maintain it like that. After these 8 weeks work grew to become busier, and consumed extra of my spare time leaving just a little little bit of power left to unwind. Lifting heavy weights was not one thing that got here to thoughts. And nonetheless….inside the circumstances I dusted myself off and did what I may to take care of a minimal of kind and work on my approach. And the start of one other coaching method was born. Additionally launched to me as: Coaching like an previous man. Sounds unusual does it not?¿

This preparation and competitors confirmed me that what you do in the dead of night involves the sunshine. You by no means know for a way lengthy somebody is working in the event you see them passing by on the road. You by no means know what number of miles somebody has traveled in the event you see them sleeping on the bus cease or within the practice. And also you don’t know what somebody has endured in coaching/off the platform if you see them competing. That’s one thing I take into account when taking a look at different individuals and being amazed by their performances (in life), and self-discipline to maintain going or change their course if mandatory. 

So for the approaching weeks and getting into the brand new 12 months I’m coaching in a manner I’m not but used to and am curious the place this can result in.Hopefully a highway of extra adventures and nice reminiscences on and off the platform  lay forward.

Till we meet once more.
xoxo- Iris –



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