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Jan 2019– First Week— Virtual Powerlifting Meet

here’s the 605 deadlift. this was actually a chalk-less PR for me… lol. I honestly don’t remember the last time I performed a heavy deadlift without straps, and I don’t really have a reason to use chalk when I use straps. So I just forgot, realized after the lift. Glad to see my grip was no issue.


345 bench press here. Yes, I realize I didn’t really pause it. I would have done it again, with a pause, but my elbow sprain is really giving me issues, so it wasn’t worth another attempt. Sorry T-Nation. Since this clearly wasn’t a true max, hopefully you guys can let me slide on that.


This was actually the most painful of the lifts that I performed. As I’ve mentioned in my logs, I’ve barely squatted over the past 2 years because of patella tendinitis. It sucks. So this was not a PR, but I’m still happy with it. Only about 30 lbs off my all time best.

EDIT: this was 525 lbs.


Nice work @flipcollar and some great beard gainz too


Working on volume, so no 1RM attempts for me this week. Sorry all.

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Is ur beard a pr too?


it is! this is easily the longest it has ever been. Last time I shaved was 13 months ago.


Thought I’d be hitting singles in my program around now but turns out I’m not:/ Sorry folks, no total for me.

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Tested maxes tonight and am putting these up because I said I would take part in this. The numbers are not great compared to you strong guys on here but it’s important to me to follow through with what I say.
Squat attempts
120 x 1
130 x 1
140 x 1

100 x 1 (didn’t bother video this as I was sure 110 would go up)
110 x 0 fail just wouldn’t go up. This is a weight I have hit pressed for a double before but not tonight.
110 x 0 fail again

155 x 1
165 x 1 matched prev PR
175 x 0 got it about 2 inches off the floor and it stopped dead.


Bench fail



What’s with you guys and the complete inflexibility? Jeez, it’s not like I had 1rm’s on squat, deadlift or bench programmed.


Me either I just hit a single in training and used that…

Trying to stick to the program and trust the process. :blush:

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i know, i know, i’m just giving you shit. My coach wasn’t particularly pleased that I did this without telling him. He found out through instagram, lol.


Agree with this, just hit some singles and put them up. They can’t be more shit than mine

Meet lifts
Weight 280lbs

Squat— 355
Dead — 515

Total- 1115. 85 lbs short of my goal for 2018.

If I totaled my best lifts of 2018 I would still be short. I’m proud of those numbers though. For having lifted for 1.5 years I’m not feeling bad for a natural raw lifter.


lol I might as well just include the first rep of each set for this Virtual meet haha


not bad at all for such a short time in the gym. What are your goals for this year? 1200 total should come easily.

I want to hit a 3 plate bench. I’ve hit a 275.

Squat 495, DL 585


I like it! Those are some serious numbers.

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I@TriednTrue tagged me in this get me going again. It is very discouraging to have to keep starting over, yet… Here I am! Apparently I haven’t had enough soul crushing disappointment yet. Not where I wanted to be, or even where I was, but better than I was a few months ago, so I’ll take it!

Total was 445

And yes I know the form was not spectacular on this, but it DID go up. So I am counting it!