Fellow powerlifter John Hanson drove Maura and I over to Wisconsin for a deadlifting lesson with Shawn Cain. Most everyone in USAPL knows who Shawn is. I know him as the head judge at my first powerlifting meet last year, the Minnesota State Open.
John Hanson gave me the idea to ask Shawn Cain for some help a couple weeks ago. John sometimes trains with Shawn Cain, Jim Miller and a few other guys in the basement of Jeff Tarmin. Jeff has a very nice home gym. The guys use York plates, so you know they are accurate. Most of the equipment is made by Shawn Cain, which is probably the nicest powerlifting equipment I have ever used.
Mr. Cain was not training himself tonight. He was competing this last weekend in the Wisconsin State and Open meet. I can't remember his exact numbers, other than they were big... I can never tell if the weight moved was impressive or not. Men's numbers seam crazy huge to me. How can someone squat 600lbs?
With coaching from Shawn I managed a decent deadlift. Here is how it went down for me...
~The last lift felt the best. Worked on tension; getting tight and staying tight. Need to do a lot of work here... Worked on moving the shoulders with the hips and knees. More on this latter.
Huge break through tonight. Hard to be unemotional or detached about this one. FINALLY!