Hey guys thanks for you support and encouragement the past few weeks. I like this board and as I said I'd come around for sure. I had no idea things would go so well for me at either competition, I really and very thankful.
Lastly someone asked why lifters point their hands out before Deads? I am only speaking for myself, but as I gained weight and size in the stomach I found that more often than not I was breathing into my chest and not into my stomach. Keeping my arms ups allowed me to pull more air in the way I felt was most beneficial for me. Hope this helps.