Training for Bench Press Nationals….PREGNANT!

Training for Bench Press Nationals….PREGNANT!

Sep 14, 2013

This is a long overdue article about some training leading up to Bench Press Nationals last month as well as my performance itself. I’ve been a little busy and tied up with life lately so I apologize for how long it has taken! Here I was, straight off the devastation of bombing at Worlds in May. I was determined to make things right at Nationals, get some...

Back at Day One

Back at Day One

Jun 22, 2013

I’m back in the gym and training for Bench Nationals in September. So far everything is going really well. Right now I’ve just been doing some higher rep workouts to work on some conditioning. I also put on a few old F6’s to see what kind of alterations I needed to make. I decided to go back to an F6 for now, since that’s where I had the most success and felt...

Coming Back After Bombing

Coming Back After Bombing

May 30, 2013

So, I went to my eleventh bench press world championship and I bombed. Every time I say it, I just can’t believe it actually happened. My plan was to win nationals last year and go to worlds one more time before my husband and I thought about starting a family. I wanted my husband to go to his first worlds and see me have a great meet and hopefully win a medal....

The Physics of Benchpressing

The Physics of Benchpressing

May 5, 2013

By: Devan Doan First of all, I need to give all the credit of this article to my Dad, Dave Doan. When I first started lifting and he was trying to convince me that maxing out every day wasn’t going to make me stronger, he used this to explain the importance of technique. Two of our biggest focuses is speed and decreasing distance of bar travel (arching,...

A Lesson in Adversity

A Lesson in Adversity

Apr 28, 2013

  So yesterday I competed in a local, non sanctioned meet that my dad and I like to do as tune up for Worlds, or just to get a fun low pressure meet in. It’s usually a decent sized meet (up to 100 lifters) and typically run fairly well. Over the years of lifting, both my dad and I have grown very accustomed to USAPL/IPF caliber meets. They are run...

Taking the Pressure Off

Next Saturday, I’ll be doing what I like to call a “practice meet.” It’s a local, non sanctioned meet that I love doing as a warm up for Worlds next month. So many people I know seem to just do big meets; state championships, nationals, worlds, etc. Don’t get me wrong, those are the meets I live for and love to do. That’s where the big competition is, records...

Doan Training Secrets

Doan Training Secrets

Apr 11, 2013

The secret is….we don’t have any secrets!  Honestly though, my dad and I don’t have some magic training program. We have just found what works for us and we build off it. Everything I know I have learned from my dad! So I do have to give him all the credit. I thought I would take this post and talk about a few things that I think are some of the most important...

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