2009 NASA Natural Nationals
January 25, 2009
I weighed in at 243.9lbs and competed in the unequipped 275lbs division.
1st Attempt - 501.55lbs
2nd Attempt - 551.15lbs
3rd Attempt - 578.7lbs (missed)
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.
1st Attempt - 600.75lbs
2nd Attempt - 661lbs
3rd Attempt - 705.47lbs <-- Open & Master 1 American Record
4th Attempt - 722lbs (missed)
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.