One of my former trainingsbuddies, age 53, was not so lucky as I was a few months ago. He suffered from hypertension and today I heard he was hospitalized and put in coma after a stroke. His readers were about 170/140.... so I'm damn lucky... .
Rian preparing for the squat
My traningspartner Rian Laarman won the the Dutch Nationals Powerlifing in the under 83 kilo class. Outstanding as he did it without gear. His deadlift of 240 kilo raw is also a new Dutch record. Kolja did not enter the competition and I think he should have with his raw monster deadlift. Pity I cannot train heavy with these young guys at the moment.
For myself I'm down to 108 kilo and my bloodpressure is down to 135/78. That's good.. but it is due to heavy medicine. My trainer Deiana wants me this year heavily on aerobic training (running, biking, rowing etc.) to keep it down and prepare for 2014. I should be fast instead of slow. Health comes in first!
Didn't blog for some time after being hospitalized last year for extreme hypertension. I'm now on heavy medication and have to wait for my heart checks for the coming weeks.
I lost 35 lbs in the process of not being able to lift weights. I'm confident that I will be able to train again after a few weeks. Readers for bloodpressure are around 170/97 now. Still, should be lower to do some substantial weightlifting, I guess I just have to be patient. It's hard to see your muscle mass decrease... It will be a long comeback..