Thoughts on the 2012 N.A.S.A Indiana State
Well its been one hell of a long day. Got up and left town at 7:30 for a 96 mile pilgrimage up North. Which was a so wonderful trip due to fog and less then accurate directions from Google.
There was a decent amount of lifter there considering it was a state meet. I believe there was between 35 and 40 lifters in total, with the Meet lasting a little over 5 and a half hour, not a bad amount of time. During that time I realized how bloody boring a actually meet can be when one isn't a actual participant. Note to N.A.S.A you guys might want to do like some Feds do and have a projector set up with the soft ware that shows the order of the lifters there attempts and their current total and position.
I would also like to add STOP with the Kilo crap! Quit calling out the lifters attempts to the crowd at hand in Kilos!! For one, no one has a clue and I can't do the conversions to pounds that fast.
I was also starting to get a little annoyed with the judging. Of course you see that at any meet in any Fed. But can they at least be a little more consistent. I saw lifts that there was no way in hell I would pass. While other were turned down, for reason that escaped me.
On a good note for N.A.S.A, it would appear they are getting ready to be the only game in town, at least in Indiana. One of the lifters informed me that SLP is almost done and ready to fold. While the other formal dominate Fed USAPL has become a non entity in the state. There is definitely a opportunity for N.A.S.A to fill the void. That is if they have any common sense about it.
I can say that N.A.S.A in Indiana is definitely becoming unequipped dominate. Out of all the lifter there today only one was in gear, he was bench only.
I had a chat with the Meet director. He confirmed with me that that he plans on getting a team of lifters together and doing the USA Nationals in June over in Ohio. I will give you three guesses whom is one of the team member is.
After watching the other lifters today, I've came up with a few observations regarding by own lifts.
Squats: not super but pretty darn respectable
Bench: pretty darn good for a full Meet lifters and not being a specialist.
Deads: Mediocre at best if not blah
On a good note I made a new friend. A gentleman there started up a conversation with me. He was lifting in the Power sport division. Which is Curls (don't ask) Bench and Dead lift done without any wraps wrist or knee wraps, just belt. He asked me if I would give him a lift off when he was on the platform. I'm a nice guy and I said sure. He ended up curling 145, Benching 245 and dead lifting 385 at 174 lbs. The amazing thing about his performance was his age, he was 72! Let me repeat that HE WAS 72!!!!!!! All I have to say is ROCK THE FUCK ON!!! Let that be a lesson to all of us. Especially those of us in the Over 35 crowd then next time anyone of us wants to complain about age.