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Second PL Meet: 1218 lbs at 194 lbs


#1

I competed in my second meet on March 29, 2015. It was also my first 'proper' meet, as it was the GPC qualifier for the nationals in a couple of months. My first meet was a non-federation novice competition on March 1, 2015.

Apart from falling on my backside in my first attempt of the deadlift I'm really quite pleased. I improved my total by 49 lbs and hit PRS in all the lifts:

squat - 463 lbs
bench press - 253.5 lbs
deadlift - 501.5 lbs

In retrospect, I should have pulled conventional on all the attempts, but I was determined to try sumo as in the weeks leading up to the meet it felt like the better option. On the plus side, I learned why a lot of sumo pullers wear high tops; I since got a pair of Matflex 4s. It also didn't help that I lost track of time and was busy warming up for the deadlift until about five minutes before my first attempt. My warm up sumo pulls felt nice.

Anyway, I learned a whole bunch and had a great time. I'm looking forward to a solid six or so month block of training before the GPC Canberra Cup in October where I'm planning on putting some decent numbers up.


#2

Video isn't working but awesome progress!


#3

The whole thing? Goddamnit! I know Youtube sent me a thing about a copyright infringement because of the music on one video.

Thanks, also.

Do these work?

Squat

Bench press

Deadlift


#4

Yup, it works. Nice to see a lot of emotion in the DL, lol.


#5

I always feel a bit sheepish about that but hey, it works. I needed everything I could get by then, I was pretty beat and just wanted to go home (might have had something to do with a nasty stomach bug that hit me the next morning).

I can honestly say I've NEVER been that angry with a bar before. I don't even remember shaking the slack out of it.


#6

Mark

Nice Deep Squat
Good Press
Great Pull mate

Keep up the good work.

Power4ull
SQ - 970
BP - 740
DL - 848


#7

Thanks mate! I figure I've got a decent base to work from now, just a matter of slowly chipping away.