Hey everyone! I have been on and off of this forum for the last couple years going back and forth between powerlifting and fitness competitions and I have finally decided to stick to powerlifting. For real this time. I decided I wanted to try and lift in the Arnold next year so I had to compete in a USAPL meet in order to go to USAPL Nationals in hopes of getting an invite to the AC.
I did my first meet with the APF in Nov 09 but didnt get a good bench lift so I ended up DQd. I started training heavy again in November of this past year and competed last weekend at the USAPL Texas State meet in San Antonio. Here were my lifts: (BTW i lifted@145 in the 148wt class in the raw division)
Squat: 259 good, 281.5 good, 291.5 miss
Bench: 121.5 good, 132 good, 148.5 miss
Deadlift: 308 good, 321 good, 341 good
So I ended up breaking the State&American records for my squat, the State record for my deadlift and the State and American record for my total. I was just hoping to complete this meet so I am super pumped that it went so well!
With my renewed enthusiasm I am now going to keep a training journal here and at the website of the gym I workout at. Its called Innervated Systems (or I/Systems) and it is in Carrollton, TX. Seriously, this place is awesome. I will probably post some videos at some point and you guys can see.
Raw Nationals are in August. But for the next 6 weeks I am actually in "get super hot and shredded" mode because I have a couple photo shoots at the end of May. So, I am going to let my body "recover" from the max out lifting and kick up the intensity. I have a couple random and not so random goals that I am trying to accomplish in addition to everything else.
1. maintain my strength while losing some body fat (i want to drop about 10lbs to get to 135)
2. be able to do 100 pushups in a row (<---this is a random one) I just think it would be badass to be able to do it. that and imagine what great shape ill get into just getting to that goal.
3. get awesome at wide grip dead hang pullups. i discovered last week that I can do 1 with perfect form and I was SO psyched!! that and i think it is SUPER impressive when a chick can do wide grip pullups
Sorry this was so long and wordy. Any advice you guys can give me for any of these things is always appreciated!