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Maple Syrup Strength (littlesleeper)

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#3107

Good work. Looking forward to the recap


#3108

Fuck yeah, congrats man.


#3109

Yeeeeesssss love it, Quality


#3110

Fuck to the YEWAAAAAA!!!


#3111

Yeehaa Sleepy you really are something special :slight_smile:


#3112

Awesome. Keen for the details!


#3113

@FlatsFarmer - Haha, no worries, I was just out of town for the weekend so I figured I’d post a quick one before I had a chance to actually go through the meet in detail (beware long post to follow this one).

@duketheslaya - :muscle:

@losthog - I definitely have videos, and I’d be happy to use them to join the gang in the virtual meet. I plan on switching to more bodybuilding style workouts over the next few months.

@MarkKO - Thanks Mark, long post coming shortly. (Just finishing up the video)

@mr.v3lv3t - Thanks man, I was quite please with the day.

@simo74 - PRs sure make this powerlifting thing addicting…

@BOTSLAYER - BOOOM. Thanks again for all the help man, your program seemed to work once again.

@mortdk - Thanks Mort!

@mattjp - Coming soon :+1:


#3114

Fucking oath man good job


#3115

November 24, 2018 Powerlifting Meet

FRIDAY:
9-11am I wrote an exam for work. Then I drove to my in-laws to kill a little time before my weigh in at 2pm. I ate very light this morning and closely monitored my water intake as well.
I got to the weigh in exactly at 2pm and I was the only competitor there, so it went very quickly (equipment checks, weigh in, getting the bar heights for your squat and bench, signing waivers, etc).
Bodyweight: 315.4lbs/97.7kg
This was followed by a delicious large burrito.

SATURDAY:
8:00am lifters meeting. 9am Flight A starts lifting (women and extremely light men). Each lift for each flight seems to take ~45mins.

Squats
Warmups felt pretty smooth, no excuses coming into this.

227.5kg/501.5lbs
Good fast opener, felt solid.
247.5kg/545.6lbs
This was 6lbs under my previous PR, and felt smooth as butter.
257.5kg/567.7lbs (7.5kg/16.5lb PR)
Nice big PR here, and there may have been a lb or two left in me.
Good start to the day.

Bench
Not looking forward to this lift. Bench just hasn’t clicked for me since the beginning of prep, goal is to hit the weight that I missed last meet.

142.5kg/314.2lbs
Pretty quick opener, felt alright.
157.5kg/347.2lbs (15kg/33lb Meet PR)
Oh boy, grindy and shaky. I started pushing on this one and honestly didn’t think it was going to go. Relieved to see whites and leave the stage.
160kg/352.7lbs (Miss)
I defeated myself before I went into this one. They asked for my third and said just put as little on the bar as they can because I don’t have anything else left in me. Missed.

Deadlift
Warmups felt great. This got me a little excited thinking that I might actually have a chance to take a stab at my current meet PR.
My attempts were a little funky.

272.5kg/600.8lbs
No problems here, felt good.
292.5kg/644.8lbs
At this point I just needed to hit something over 622lbs to reach my previous best total. So I stuck with something moderately conservative. Hit it with confidence.
307.5kg/677.9lbs (2.5kg/5.5lb PR)
At this point, I have a PR in the squat, PR in the bench and a PR total. I figure I have nothing to lose going for a small PR in the deadlift. I was conscious of my hook grip, and didn’t want to miss a lift from that. I have been trying to keep my deadlifts out in front a little more so that my hands don’t contact my thighs on the way up and peel my grip off. This worked, but I think the top part of my lockout where I bring the bar back in got me one red light.

TOTAL: 1593lbs/722.5kg
Wilks: 443.9

OVERALL:
Once again, a brilliantly run meet. Lots of vendors, great/helpful judges/platform crew/other volunteers. Quite a few people at the meet, and I had a great cheering section.
My wife was kind enough to take videos of each lift from both her camera and phone, just in case one messed up. She would show me my previous lift each time and I could critique my form/speed a bit to help me prepare for my next attempt.

Very pleased with this, and once again confirmed my addiction with competitive strength. If you enjoy getting stronger, a powerlifting competition is a great motivator. Everyone there was awesome and positive, which made for a great (tiring) day. Flight C finished up around 4-4:30pm, so it was a long day (but goes by fairly quickly).

Right now I think I’m going to take a decent off season, but I’ll be back next year to pull that 700lb deadlift.


#3116

Video proof! I felt I was among my people all day, surrounded my ginger beards…as you will see in this video.


#3117

Nice! That third squat looked pretty easy.


#3118

Great write up, Thanks for sharing. Those squats looked very very smooth. Bench and deadlift PRs as well, well done.


#3119

Fantastic! Just reward for all the effort. Enjoy that off season and smash it when you come back!


#3120

Nice work man!


#3121

@mattjp - Thanks Matt, squats had been going well all prep/peak, so I was happy that they stayed that way for the meet.

@simo74 - My pleasure. PRs in all was definitely a welcome surprise! Squats felt the best though.

@steigs - Yes exactly. It is easy to lose the “why” when it comes to the weekly grind of lifting/eating/recovery, but competition is a great reminder.

@mr.v3lv3t - Thank you, I’m still smiling from the meet lol


#3122

Great work, strong as always!


#3123

Thank you sir!


#3124

Looked very good man.


#3125

Great job, man!


#3126

Something is terrible wrong here :slight_smile:
I am so impressed Sleepy! Damn you’re strong, just watched those videos for the third time.