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My APF Seniors Report


#1

I know it's a little late but what the hell...

Seniors was a little chaotic and a lot of fun! Met some truly awesome people and got to hang with some good friends that I never see. Big Timmy and Kara B. Love them!

My training weight leading up to seniors was 215lbs. I lift in the 198lb class. So, I had to suck some weight. Yuck. I got it all off, but I failed to put it all back on. Uh oh.

Squats:

I knew I was having problems when I broke parallel with 225. The suit was way too freaking loose. Not much I could do about it but be smart and lower my opener. I had planned to open with 451. Dropped it to 402. Thank goodness.

402-good(tied old meet PR, gym PR is 465)
440-no
440-no again

This truly sucked. I was hoping/planning to go 451, 501, 525. Next time.

Bench Press:

Honestly I was just hoping to get my opener and the last thing I expected was a pr.
215-good
230ish-good
242-flew up. 22lb PR. fastest of the three. easily left 10-15lbs on the platform.

Dead Lift:

Same thing here. Hadn't PRed in training in a long time and didn't expect much.

335-good
358-good. 23lb meet PR.
368-nope. got it to my knees but couldn't push my hips through.

Total: 1002(45lb PR)

Guess I can't complain too much. Certainly disapointed with how the squat went. Overall it was a great learning experience and I got to see some amazing lifters in action!


#2

Ericka,

Nice job. Three PRs in one meet is nothing to sneeze at.

What exactly was the problem with the squat suit? Why was it too loose? Was it a new suit you had never worn before?

Ajax


#3

Ajax,
My normal training weight is around 210-215lbs. I cut wieght to make the 198s for the meet and didn't put enough back on. Plus it's a handmedown suit and the straps have always been way too loose. I can easily pull them off and on myself. So, I sent my suit home with Ginny and she put velcro on my straps, like a canvas, so now I hopefully won't have that problem.


#4

Any PR is a good PR...Nice lifting!

Don't worry too much about the squats: cutting weight is harder than it sounds, and takes years to get good at. There are some ways I love being a SHW!!

Good call on the velcro. I have such on my canvas and I love it.


#5

Congrats! Dropping weight can definitely make gear fit differently.
When is your next meet?

beef


#6

My next meet will be in Vegas in September.


#7

Great lifting. You should crack elite at your next meet.


#8

Awesome lifts, Ericka! You'll get more next time!