Deadlift-135x10 245x5 335x3 425x1 485x4 (belt)- seemed to have topped out here. 475x5 last week wasn’t all out so I expected more here. I had planned to hit 495x5 next week but the smart thing would probably be to just work up to an opener next week and then rest up.
chest supported row-2x12
Squat- 135x10 225x5 275x3 315x3 365x1(belt) 407x1(belt, knee sleeves)
442x1(belt, knee sleeves)- 2 inches past parallel, came up quick will open here
477x1(belt, knee sleeves, wrist wraps)-a bit slower but plenty left in the tank
Shrugs-405x10 495x10 585x3
Tentative but I am thinking of going
Bench-135x10 185x5 -elbows started to hurt rubbed on icy hot- 225x3 275x1 295x1 315x1(wrist wraps)
340x0.99(wrist wraps)-a real grinder right at lockout I started to stall so my buddy grabbed it
tried 340 again but by this time my wrists, elbows and forearms were shot and I got off balance during the descent and only got 1/3 of the way up
I felt a bit off today though, on a good day 340 will go up. Last rep of each set and all singles paused.
Close grips-225x5 225x8
Got to gym late and ran out of time.
I’m a bit disappointed, I found out at this session my triceps are weak- though too late to do anything about it for this upcoming contest. Hadn’t realized before because I am very fast off the chest and was smoking all my reps up to now unless I was already tired. Will just need to be conservative when picking attempts.
I went all class of 2009 today and came in a bit hungover
Squats-135x10 225x5 275x3 315x3 365x1(belt) 407x1(belt, knee sleeves) 442x1(belt, knee sleeves) with commands
Speed bench-135x10 185x3x8 sets
Bench-135x10 185x5 225x3 255x1 285x1 307.5x2 singles (wrist wraps)-on the first one I wasn’t focused so I repeated it
Kettlebell “bottom up” press- really hit wrists, will do more often
1st: 200 (440.9)-no problem 3W
2nd: 215 (474)-good easy lift 3W
3rd: 227.5 (501.5)-lost my air at the bottom, tried muscling it up anyway and got up halfway but leaned too far forward 3R
really wanted the 500 missing it took some of the wind out of my sails
1st: 137.5 (303)- easy opener 3W
2nd: 147.5 (325)- smoked it 3W
3rd: 152.5 (336)- didn’t set up properly, basically flatbacked, got stapled with it 3R
1st: 220 (485)- no problem 3W
2nd: 235 (518)- slower but solid effort 3W
3rd: 245 (540)- barely got off the floor 3R
6/9 around 1317 total, sixth place
This was nationals so I was not expecting to place but I was disappointed with my Deadlifts since my training numbers had really been moving up and my squat had increased by more than 40# so I thought I had a really good shot at 250kg (551). In retrospect, for other meets I had done deadlifts after squats in training and done some singles also so I think this was a case of having the strength but not peaking optimally.
Additionally these flights were moving pretty fast and the meet was done in aboutt 3 hrs so I might just have been gassed. I have another meet in November and will do better there.