For those who have been following my log this is all old news but in a few months time I’m gonna take on my gym nemesis at my first powerlifting meet.
There might be a lot of info that I forget to provide but hopefully I can give you guys a good picture of what’s going on. If any further info required pls ask.
So pretty much: Me vs my gym nemesis. Highest total wins. Full power meet in non IPF fed including monolift knee wraps and deadlift bar.
Right now I could go to the gym and hit SBD 200, 120, 230. Under sub optimal conditions so with a few months training and a peak will be more.
He was/is stronger than me at his peak especially in the bench press. He has recently had a break from the gym so is working his way back to strongest levels and beyond. Some of his best numbers in the past include:
Squat: sleeves 215kg gym lift on low dose cycle, 190kg in comp end of 2017
Bench: 140kg TnG triple on cycle, 130kg in comp end of 2017
Deadlift: 240 conventional with straps (pulls sumo in comp) on cycle, 220 in comp 2017
He threw down the gauntlet earlier this week with some big numbers.
IMO a bit ambitious but not impossible
It’ll come down to how well he gets back to previous strength levels and beyond and how much I can gain on him or past him in the next 3 months and there’s lots of variables that make things hard to call.
So I’ve been trying to get every little advantage I can over him:
Putting myself in good training environments among more experienced, stronger, supportive, inspirational etc. lifters like here on T Nation and my new gym i recently signed up at
Using comp equipment e.g. deadlift bar, stiff bar. Use of monolift is part of this too and something he really has little access to.
Using knee wraps and practicing and planning to get a real good pair. We are both unfamiliar with wraps so I hope I can really make up ground in this area
Considering getting a crew together to handle me meet day and/or getting my girlfriend or someone to wrap me to save energy
So without doing anything too unsportsmanlike what other ways can I give myself an advantage leading up to and during the meet?