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#661

The most important thing is what you are gonna wear to the meet


#662

Yep. Next week on saturday.

You’ll see video’s. I’ll win the fashion points, thats for sure.


#663

testing openers done. I’m now truly realising how shit my deadlift actually is.
After this meet im gonna spend some damn time fixing that shit!

opener on squat
180kg
opener on bench
100kg
opener on deadlift
165-170 lol.

So yeah its pretty clear my squat is way ahead of my deadlift at this point.
Very excited! 4days out from meet


#664

Maybe your just super good at squatting lol, but then again maybe your just shit at deadlifts


#665

Best of luck man! Looking forward to your meet recap and reading how you went 9/9 and crushed it.


#666

Lets call it this for my ego yes?

Going 9/9 is the main goal! I have to catch up with your log! Didnt you compete recently?


#667

I’d be more concerned about your bench…


#668

Good luck!


#669

Hey Joe

Remember all the stuff you need come gameday, so you don’t have to worry about some stupid little thing you forgot.

@MarkKO has a very good checklist, with what to remember and what to do. It’s on @littlesleeper log about a week before his meet. (To lazy to try and find it)
And if I forget

Good luck mate, Hope you’ll crush some big weights.


#670

Yes I did, my first competition. I went 7/9 with my two missed lifts both on my bench. Pressing to the command really threw me out of my typical bench tempo and I wasn’t able to get anywhere close to my gym max. I learned a ton, had a great time, and hit a lifetime squat and deadlift PR!

Good advice. I’d rather overpack and not use it than be stressed out that you forgot something. I brought my own chalk and water (even though both were provided). The only thing I forgot was a damn fork for eating my lunch! So I had to scoop beef and rice into my mouth using a coffee cup…


#671

Why do you say that? I do agree my bench needs work, but the last couple of training weeks/months its bin going pretty good. I’m probably on track to be benching a pr come saturday. ( i just need to get stronger in general, so everything needs work. But my deadlift seems to me, to be my biggest weakness.)


#672

Thanks duke!

Thats the goal.

Also, i saw the list @MarkKO supplied, and i have noted it down IRL. So i’ll be sure to check that when packing!


#673

I saw the video, and red the log. Great stuff! Really inspiring. Awesome 3rd pull!


#674

Because it’s the lift that’s actually lagging. Take it from me, bringing bench up takes way more effort than squat or deadlift. Invest your energy accordingly.


#675

Allright. Will note it for after meet training!


#676

Had a pretty awesome meet! Went 9/9 with a over 100kg pr total.
I didnt hit my desired 200kg squat, but it was just not there today. Let’s recap:

squat 1: 175kg (decided to lower it to be 100% sure there wasnt any doubt in getting it.) 3 white lights.
Squat 2: 185kg Went way to deep, was way to hard. If this was easier, maybe 195kg/200kg would’ve bin there.
But we decided to go for:
Squat 3: 190kg. Going 9/9 was my #1 goal, the 200kg squat will be done next time. 3 white lights.

Bench:
I had a little bit of an issue with getting used to the comp benches since they where lower then my gym bench by 5cm. So decided to lower first attempt by 5kg.

Bench 1: 95kg, smoked it.
Bench 2: 102,5kg, Still really easy.
Bench 3: 107,5kg
Maybe just very maybe i could’ve done 110kg, but thats hindsight.

Deadlift:
Deadlift 1: 170kg,Smoked it
Deadlift 2: 175kg (decided to go all out on 3rd.) Smoked it
Deadlift 3: 182,5kg. Life time PR, and still a really clean pull. Probably had 185kg in me.

So:
I know what i need to work, and what i need to improve. I will be competing in 3ish months again, (biggest competition of the netherlands. which is just awesome.)
And then im taking a big long offseason, to come and crush this meet again but then next year!
I’ll be uploading video’s soon


#677

Congratulation Joe
Love to read about those meets and the thoughts about wich weight to choose.
9/9 Good stuff.


#678

Hell yeah man! you did awesome


#679

Nice job going 9/9! Good luck on your next meet, you’ll smash that 200kg squat!


#680

Sounds like it was good fun. Too bad 200kg wasn’t there. Next time. Looking forward to the vids