If this was the meet, I would be leaving the platform very proud as I left nothing on it. I am so, so very happy with my deadlift PR of 450. It wasn't pretty, but pretty doesn't count on the platform. Never giving up does.
I have never had 440 on my back before. I won't count it as a PR as I didn't think I hit depth. The goal was to just get used to a heavy(ier) weight that 405, so that 405 will feel lighter, thus increasing the likelihood I will nail it at the meet. White Light 405 at the meet means everything to me, and will for sure pave the way to smash bench and deads.So far, this is working. Just a few weeks ago I was struggling to get 365 to depth. I thought I hit depth on the 412.5, so I am very pleased with it.
245 X1 Paused
255 X1 paused
265 X1 Paused. Paused PR!!!!
272.5 X1 Non Paused PR!!
Words simply cannot explain how I feel about this. I remember it was really only last year my goal was to get a 1RM of 2 PPS.
450 X1 PR!!
Excuse me while I go dancing down the street. Just last month I was sturuggling to get over 425 and twice failed at it. That taught me a valuable lesson to never give up. This was definitely my proudest lift to date.
The plan forward now is to fine tune my squat form and depth and just lift as hard as I can on Bench and Deads. Three weeks to the big day!!
Just one more note - I hopefully will be able to catch up on journals soon. This past week has been a marathon to get mom's house ready for sale. It is now done and ready to list. the reno cost about $12,000 but increased the value about $55,000 as we did most of it ourselves. The extra money will more than pay for my 1990 Mustang 7Up Ragtop. That car is now almost mine again, and I couldn't be happier. It means everything to me.
The past 4 months of hard bust my a$$ labor has left me exhausted, but I am leaving my best for last on July 7th.