Okay, I used to have a training log: "So Injured, So Old: 600lb DL Before I Die".
So, here I was in April of 2014:
(Music courtesy of the greatest thrash metal band ever, Cleveland's own "Soulless".)
I pulled my 600, so it made no sense to continue the log. Veni, vidi, vici and all that.
I wanted to compete in July 2014 at the WNPF North American Championships where I planned on pulling 600 - 630, crushing the National Record which was standing at 555 pounds for the Men's, Masters 54 - 59 year old, Raw, 220 pound class.
Then I got pretty sick.
Lost a lot of training time. Went to the contest anyway (my daughter was competing in her first PL meet and I guess it turned into a Father - Daughter lift-tillion.) (She set 3 nat and all 4 state records, thank you very much.) (Prior to me handing off one of her BP attempts, she exhaled 2 lungs full of ammonia into my face, I could not have been more proud.)
Anyway, after spending a accumulated hour or so in the men's room being sick prior to my flight, and after a ten minute warm up series comprised of a 325, a 415 and a 485 single I went 525 opener, 560 second attempt (below) and I passed on my third as I had gotten my national record (by 5 pounds, hmmmmmm), set the Ohio State record and felt yucky.
(Note: a well bred deadlifter always says "thank you" after receiving the "down" signal. Just sayin'.)
(They gave me a sword.)
So.......now I am training for the same contest (by name) scheduled for July 2015.
Please, follow me as I attempt to only fractionally crash and burn.