This past weekend I competed at RPS Christmas Carnage, which was my first competition ever. I really enjoyed myself and had a lot of fun competing, but at the same time I am incredibly unsatisfied with the final result, mostly the deadlift. For the last few months I've had an incredibly annoying injury to one of the small muscles in my left glute and it all but prevented me from training the deadlift leading up to this competition.
To be honest I wasn't sure until meet day if I was going to even be able to do anything but a token pull to get a total. That's how bad it was. The combination of adrenaline and pain killers that I took allowed me to get in something decent, but I left a lot of pounds on the platform and plan to come back with a vengeance in my next competition. For now though, I will rest and heal.
Next time, I will be healthy when I compete and I will crush the deadlift. My next training focus will be to finally break the 600lbs barrier, and then hopefully I will be able to replicate that in competition. As far as the bench goes I'm just looking to make it to 300. My next squat goal is 550, but I also have my eye on eventually beating Rickey Dale Crain's 565 squat from the 70's.
And I will total 1400 the next time I compete.