I have been spending the past 10 weeks training for a full powerlifting meet. Today was the day of the competition. There is so much I learned in the past weeks, it is hard to put into words. I will save that for another day. I will post my results with a little commentary.
Weigh in was at 7:30 am lifting started at 9am. My plan was to get there right away. I did have skip dinner the night before. I wanted to get in and get weighed right away so I could get a little something to eat before lifting.
The meet was at The Press Gym, it was pretty nice to have a home advantage. My lifting partner Maura Shuttleworth was lifting, she and I met up and warmed up together. Here is how it all went down...
Opened at 198lbs
Second attempt 220lbs
Third attempt 231lbs - PR - 105 kilos
~All lifts were good. 198 was cake... 231lbs went up easy. Other than my legs shaking from nerves, all lifts felt great! The head judge did tell me after the meet I carry the bar too low on my back... he never gave me a red for it, but told me I had better move it up if I plan on doing a future meet.
This is my third attempt at squat. PR at 231lbs
Opened at 77lbs
Second - 95lbs
Third - 95lbs - 45.5 kilos
~I missed my second for not being able to hold the bar steady... tried again and hit it on my last attempt. Shawn Friday handed off to me, reminding me to stay tight.
Nothing I am too proud of... but shows how crowded the meet was! Great turnout!
Opened with 257lbs
Second - 281lbs
Third - 281lbs - PR - 127.5 kilos
~I missed 281lbs the first time. Don't know what happened... maybe I gave up too soon. Lucky for me Mike Nelson was there, I got a Z adjustment on the fly. Out side toe pulls eyes up and lateral ankle tilts eye up. Good to go! I came back to hit 281lbs!
This was a tough break off the ground...
What an intense day! Overwhelming really...