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My 2009 NASA Natural Nationals Meet Results

2009 NASA Natural Nationals
January 25, 2009

I weighed in at 243.9lbs and competed in the unequipped 275lbs division.

Squat

1st Attempt - 501.55lbs
2nd Attempt - 551.15lbs
3rd Attempt - 578.7lbs (missed)

Bench Press

1st Attempt - 358.25lbs
2nd Attempt - 402.34lbs <-- Master 1 American Record
3rd Attempt - Passed <-- I did not feel like I do much more if any.

Deadlift

1st Attempt - 600.75lbs
2nd Attempt - 661lbs
3rd Attempt - 705.47lbs <-- Open & Master 1 American Record
4th Attempt - 722lbs (missed)

Total
1658.96lbs <-- Open & Master 1 American Record

1st Place Open Unequipped 275
1st Place Master 1 Unequipped 275

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IwpcvrFwmo&fmt=18 <-- meet video

I tried to cut weight, but came up short at weigh in. I didn’t want to make weight at the risk of my performance, so I decided to compete 275’s. I completed my fifth wave of the 5/3/1 program going into this meet and the program is still working great. Since starting the 5/3/1 program I improved my raw deadlift by 55lbs, my raw bench 16lbs, I am squatting 551lbs to USAPL depth, and increased my total by 253.56lbs.

My squat was 111lbs more than I squatted at this depth prior to the 5/3/1 program. I hit my goals on the bench and deadlift, but came up short on the squat. I got too psyched on my last squat attempt and was bent over too much coming out of the hole.

Great meet Phil!

Congratulations.

Rick

That’s some deadlift you got there :wink:

Congrats on everything.

Inspirational lifting…

Damn nice lifting!

That whole last pull, I’m sitting here saying “no way, no way…” while you somehow ground it out. That’s tenacity.

Very nice meet.

Thanks guys!

Congrats!

Those are awesome numbers and that is an amazing total.

Just watched that vid. All those lifts looked great but that deadlift is insane.

Great lifting.

Thanks, guys!

Awesome. Gives me something to shoot for.

Good Meet!!

Congratulation!!

TRAIN HARD

“BIG WILLIE” J.T. HALL

Thanks, guys!

Brutal!

Great job!

[quote]NewDamage wrote:
Brutal!

Great job![/quote]

Thanks!

Very nice work, hope to do a NASA meet someday myself.

You have totaled Elite raw just FYI even at 275 and Master, so that is extra awesome,
Tim

[quote]Tim Henriques wrote:
Very nice work, hope to do a NASA meet someday myself.

You have totaled Elite raw just FYI even at 275 and Master, so that is extra awesome,
Tim[/quote]

Thanks, Tim and thanks for the raw elite info. That’s very encouraging.