A couple of vids from my most recent meet:
I’m 19 years old, 5’8ish, weigh around 185 and compete at 198. I started lifting in 9th grade for football, but as the high school years went by, I realized that I enjoyed lifting and getting stronger much more than playing football.
This was my second usapl meet and it was a blast just like the first. I hit my best meet lifts going 500-270-600 with a belt and wrist wraps.
My next meet will be on April 28th, followed by Junior nationals on June 10. In order to improve, I will need to practice using a single ply bench shirt and squat suit which I’ll be getting within the next month. I also need to gain some serious weight, hopefully around 15-20lbs.
My training is similar to that of a bodybuilder without the emphasis on single-joint and machine exercises. I train the heavy lifts often through a full ROM and use compound assistance exercises. In this sport, I really look up to guys like Chuck Vogelpohl and Matt Kroczaleski, guys who strong as hell and look the part too. I read Kroczaleski’s training log religiously because his training is very similar to mine. Anyway, I’d be glad to post my training log if there is any interest. Thanks for reading.