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SPF Alabama


#1

Saturday, I will be lifting in the SPF Alabama state meet. I plan to open at 675/425/500 in the 220s. My goals are 700/455/575.

Is anybody else lifting at this one? I know there are a few more SPF lifters around here. If so, what are your openers/goals/weight class?


#2

yor numbers there are SICK.....but dont you think your squat and bench openers are a bit close to your goals? thats just my .02


#3

Thanks man. My openers are all easy, I just set my goals conservatively. They are actually my planned second attempts, just in case something goes wrong.


#4

I'll be competing at the Nationals and the Worlds later this year.

My goals for this year are 700/520/700 in the raw men's open 275 or 259lbs class

that's a huge squat you have there for only being 220. i'm assuming that's raw.


#5

where is this, i live in Alabama and would love to compete in some powerlifting.


#6

LOL holy shit no! I can only hit 550 raw. If those were my numbers, I'd be up on PLwatch with Ernie Lilliebridge!

Hope I get to lift at Nationals, maybe I'll see you there.


#7

It's at the Powerhouse in Albertville. Where are you located?


#8

I have a couple training partners lifting there. I wish I could come out and watch, but I can't make it that day. Good luck!


#9

I'm planning on hitting up the nationals in May. Looks like we might have a small T-Nation crew there, fellas.

If that AL meet was a little farther south, I'd be there.

Good Luck!


#10

I'm in Auburn.


#11

Thanks guys!

and jerm, You should check out SWAT gym in Auburn if you want to get into the game. I know some plers who used to lift down there, so I know its at least pling friendly.


#12

Cool, yeah my numbers are about average I guess, I focus more on the bodybuilding side of things as opposed to powerlifting but theres something just undeniable about the pursuit of raw strength. I can bench 315, DL 475, and squat 455.


#13

Yeah definitely. I started out with an interest in BB myself, but realized I like being strong better.


#14

Don't know if anyone else on T-Nation was there, but here is my meet report and a link:

I should have hit AT LEAST 1700, so not a good meet for me. I have handled 700 several times in training, but it wasn't in the cards today. It was a useful experience though, as this was my first full meet that I didn't bomb. At least I have a total now.
1600 total@ teen 220's (SPF Fed Record)

Squat:
1-675, 3 whites
2-700, got out of groove
3-700, bar started rolling, spotters took
-left ~50lbs on platform here.

Bench:
1-425, threw into racks
2-425, threw into racks again
3-425, 3 whites
-left ~40lbs here.

Deads(pulled raw):
1-450, smoke.(opened low to ensure total)
2-500, smoke.
3-550, no go, got over the bar too much.
left ~50lbs here


#15

awesome job Bro!! and being a teen too.. damn!! i feel old.


#16

sorry i found this late, where is abertville?

(i'm in t.town)

and SHIT man, you're strong as fuck.


#17

Congrats, good lifting. I'm pleased to see Jesse finally got a Forza bench for the platform at SPF meets. We was using some no-name bench for a while- thin, slippery pad- not so nice.


#18

I believe it was a "chubby".

At least thats the bench he brought down to our meets.

Good liftin' brother. Congrats!


#19

Yo thats all good though, you posted a nasty ass total for a teen....I know it didnt go your way too much but your squat is just unrivaled dude. How did 2nd and 3rd compare? smoke show?


#20

Nice job. And as you said, now you have a total to build off.