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October 19th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

Bridget Jones’ Powerlifting Diary: episode 1

Spinster, lunatic, powerlifter…

19th October 2008

Bodyweight: 61kg
Squat: 80kg
Deadlift: 110kg (good)
Bench: 52.5kg (poor)

Argh! Have stalled on my bench press again!!!! Am complete and total failure at powerlifting! Should prob back off for a week.

Saw Mark Darcy in the gym again today. God, he is so irritating! He came up to me while I was squatting and said “You know, you really ought to squat a bit lower. You wouldn’t be given that lift in a competition.”

What an interfering busybody! Just because our mothers share the same personal trainer, that doesn’t give him permission to adjudicate on my squat! And how the hell does he know I’m training for a competition? Mum must have mentioned it to him in between her Step class and her tummy session.

Hope Daniel Cleaver is at the gym tomorrow. He’s so gorgeous when he flexes his biceps in front of the mirror. Mmmmmm….wonder if he’ll be doing curls in the squat rack again like last time?

Jude says I should sidle up and say innocently, “Can I work in with you?” Not sure if plan is 100% foolproof as cannot curl 40kg.

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  • 1

    V. funny.

    lelak on October 20th, 2008
  • 2

    There should be an unwritten rule in gyms that if someone curls in the squat rack, there won’t be a next time 😉

    Good post though!

    Rooroo on October 20th, 2008
  • 3

    Haven’t checked your site in awhile, but I figure this is relevant to say. Your squats and deadlifts should also kick the crap out of your squats. They’re using stronger muscles, and don’t give a rats ass what anyone says about your squats, unless of course they’re not regulation level. Just kidding, but remember form and intensity trump weight any day of the week. Train harder, train smarter, and always always always evaluate your technique whenever you can, and look to the more experienced people to help you correct minor flaws. I have yet to see a “perfect squat”.

    jason on October 20th, 2008
  • 4

    I think I goofed up that comment I meant to say squats and deadlifts should kick the crap out of your bench press.

    jason on October 20th, 2008
  • 5

    Cheers mate, but those are not my stats – she’s a fictional character.;-)

    gubernatrix on October 20th, 2008
  • 6

    v. funny

    But… where’s the cigs and alcohol consumption?

    kmself on March 12th, 2009
  • 7

    Cigs and alcohol are so nineties 😉 A 2009 gym-going Bridget would have given those up.

    gubernatrix on March 12th, 2009


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