This is a video of the 2010 WABDL California State Championships on March 20, 2010. My buddy Larry and I both cometed in the 242 Class 1 division, he pressed and I pulled. This was his first meet while I've been competing for a number of years now.
Both of us went 1 for 3. Larry opened at 473 and missed at lockout. We bumped it to 490 which he hit, and then missed at 507. I could tell he was rather nervous and uneasy being on stage and infront of people. Nevertheless, for is first meet he was pleased with the result. BTW he finished 2nd.
Myself on the other hand, pretty much sucked ass! My plan was to open at 551, then 585, and finally attempt a new PR at 607. Well the weights felt heavy on the warmup platform. I opened at 551 and had to hitch a little at the end, which is why I got one red light. I think I'm actually pretty lucky they gave me the lift. So that hitch got in my head a little. I bumped up to 585 and shockingly couldn't get it past my knees. This absolutely threw me in a tail spin. The weight felt like 1000lbs. I knew I couldn't make the weight on my third attempt, and was proved right. I am totally disgusted with a 1 for 3 day, and a 551 deadlift. I finished 2nd but could give a rats ass about that. That is the lowest deadlift in a few years.
But this will serve as motivation for improved training, rest, and dieting now.