So the first powerlifting meet was a success. I didn’t hit all my marks (I missed my 3rd bench attempt), but I also hit lifts I didn’t think were possible (474lbs raw deadlift).
Okay so that leaves me with 3 months - theoretically - before I leave for Marine Corps Officer Basic School. That also means that I can squeeze in one good 12 week cycle for a meet in March, or a decent 8 week cycle for a meet in February.
Short term goals: 165kg (363.8lbs) Squat / 110kg (242.5lbs) Bench / 227.5kg (501.6lbs) Deadlift AND lose enough bodyfat to get into the 67.5kg (148lbs) weightclass. If I can drop to that weightclass and hit somewhere around those lifts, I will be considered a “Master Classification” 148lbs powerlifter according to 100% RAW’s standards.
Long term goal: I am considered a junior division lifter until I hit the age of 24. The world record deadlift in the WPC 148lbs class for a junior lifter is 272.5 kg (600.8lbs). I AM GOING TO CHASE THIS RECORD!!! That means I have about 83 weeks to break that record before I fall into the Open division. That breaks down into a necessary gain of 2.875kg (6.34lbs) every 4 weeks. Might be impossible, but I will never know what my genetic potential holds until I really try. I’m a pretty good deadlifter, having hit x3 bodyweight with only about a year of training, so we’ll see how far that takes me.
I guess I’ll be keeping a training log here now. It’s the cool thing to do. First workout of the new cycle is next Monday.
Current 1-Rep maxes (raw):
Squat - 336lbs (meet)
Bench Press - 209lbs (meet) / 230lbs (gym)
Deadlift - 474lbs (meet)
Overhead Press - 165lbs (gym)
Weighted Chin-Up - 105lbs (gym)