My goal at my 2nd meet in Vegas was to simply improve on my numbers AND form from the first meet. I did of course look at the numbers/final results but I only focused on the lifter right above me to set goals for my next meet.
I have alot of fun at meets and I enjoy meeting people and learning as much as possible.That is just as important to me as the lifting itself. The other lfters aren't so much competition for me in that sense. There is something to be said for just getting together with many like minded people who share the passion. This is just another reason Vince, the 67 y/o veteran who was competing at his 118th meet was so inspiring to me.
Meets really do wonders to improve the mental aspect of my lifting. It is priceless experience that will improve not just lifting but our everyday lives.
My Favorite Part Of Lifting Is Having The Opportunity
Meet PR's: (May 2014) Raw Natural
Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 300 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs/500X5
Total: 1315 Lbs