Struggled to make weight for this. Went into the wet sauna at 200.2, and after half an hour was only down to 198.5. Drove the 35 minutes to lawrenceburg in my sweatsuit and heat blasting, but needed a second scale to get 197. People may not like Brandon Lily, but he really helped me out in letting me weigh in 2 hours after they closed. He was very friendly, too.
Nutrition was garbage all week going in, I didn’t sleep hardly at all, and I drank 4 or 5 times…the reason for this I’ll explain at the end.
First weight was obviously easy, but I managed to stumble as I stood up. Had to go conservative on the second because of that. 462 was easy. 496 I tipped forward on. My wraps were all terrible. I need someone to handle me next time or I just need to eschew wraps. I took way too long to wrap every time and none of them felt right.
413.5 (meet PR)
Didn’t feel great on bench today, so I was really happy with hitting a PR. My foot slid on the second attempt and it was harder than it should have been, so I went a little more conservative than I should have.
Nothing left when I got to deadlift. Warmups felt bad. First attempt flew, but I almost fell backward because I got off balance. Second was fairly easy, but afterward I felt like my body was calling it a day. 3rd didn’t break the floor as fast as it should have, and I just died in the middle. Gave every bit of gas I had left in the tank, so I’m not going to lose sleep over it. I’m good for 600 based on training, so I’ll get it plus some a the next meet I do.
Overall: mediocre performance from me. 1443@198 is far less than I’m capable of. However, my dad passed away last Thursday, thus the horrendous nutrition, lack of calories, lack of sleep, binge drinking, and general exhaustion. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to do this meet given the circumstances, but I trained too hard for it to not do it. I at least came away with a 100% legit bench PR and a pretty good lift at 198 I think.
Also, I did something very stupid and tried 600 two weeks out after a full day or derby drinking and No sleep. I missed the lift at my knees and my back wasn’t the same after. Missing a bench or even sometimes a squat can be ok I think, but missing a deadlifting like that is really deleterious.
This was also my first full meet since knee surgery not counting the tune up I did 3 weeks ago, so it was somewhat uncharted waters for me. The meet was huge and had 3 flights for everything, so it was very long. I’ll be more comfortable in this setting next time.
Training went really well. I’m going to increase volume somewhat and tweak percentages in the first block, but otherwise I am really happy with my programming.