Big day today in the city (Sydney is 90 minutes north). Took the Fam to the Sydney Aquarium, which is pretty rad, then a beaut lunch at a pub in Darling Harbour (you need to google these places USA guys!, Worth it).
In any case, 12000 steps, maybe 1000 of those with a 35kg, 9yo daughter on my shoulders, a plus side to having a weird strong dad she tells me. It’s a workout on its own at her weight these days. But, the days we have available for such “feats of strength” are of course numbered, so I enjoy them inspite of the discomfort.
Home about 6pm. Food. Water. Garage.
140x1 - 308lbs
125x1 - 275lbs
227.5x1 - 500lbs.
Playing around with squats mostly was the goal here. And I had them moving very nicely. Felt a little wired…but judging by the niceness and symmetry, I just figured that’s what having two functional glutes feels like . Plenty left in it. No need.
Bench i moved my grip out a little as per my normal competition grip. Plenty left there also.
Deadlifts…these felt…Amazing. I failed 200kg only a couple of weeks ago and thought I was done. Turns out glutes are quite handy for this lift, too.
Openers starting to shape. Probably open squat at 140kg. It’s safe. This comp won’t be about pushing anything big. It’s about getting my ticket to the state champs in December. Also my first comp in 4 years…and my first comp as a Masters 1 lifter.
Bench I might open at 120kg Maybe.
Deadlift I’ll open at 210kg. Also safe.
Deadlift: 210/230/??? Might be a party pull, might be a pass. Lol. The second attempts will give 512.5kg.
My best Sanctioned Comp total is 552.5kg. My best Non sanctioned is 585kg…
I’d like to beat both in December. Let’s get there first.