I give up on the 2nd attempt bench because I felt there was no way I could lock it out and I wanted to conserve energy for the 3rd attempt, that didn’t pan out. I bailed on the 3rd attempt deadlift because once the bar passed my knees I felt something in my low back start to pull. My low back feels like I did light dumbbell swings today (it feels amazing) so I’m guessing I bailed before anything bad happened.
(PR’s before I started my 9 week cycle, Squat-375, Bench-225, Deadlift-455). I deadlifted 475 pretty early in this cycle. So overall I was quite disappointed with my performance at the meet. Main lesson learned, getting stronger can be a slow process at times, and it certainly isn’t necessarily linear. I knew that but had to learn it the hard way.
Any suggestions or recommendations would be most welcomed.
If you want to see my log to see where I went wrong: