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Old 09-30-2013, 07:45 AM   #521
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Well after some much needed rest and recovery, plus a little video editing, I can finally post up about this weekend. I had an amazing time at the meet, I got to meet some really cool people and watch some awesome lifting. Here is how my day played out:

Squat
455 1st attempt - 3 whites
500 2nd attempt - 3 whites
525 3rd attempt - 3 whites
^may have left 5-10 on the table, but this is a +40 lb meet PR

Bench
295 1st attempt - 3 white lights
325 2nd attempt - 3 white lights
335 3rd attempt - 3 white lights
^+10 lb meet PR, it was all I had left. This will be a big focus in the upcoming training

Deadlift
550 1st attempt - 3 white lights
600 2nd attempt - 3 white lights
625 3rd attempt - 1 white, no lift
^All I had to do was push my hips through (see video), just a mental lapse. Still at +15 lb meet PR

Total: 1460

Took 1st place in my weight class. Went 8 for 9 and PR'd all my lifts. Can't do anything but be happy about that even with a mental lapse on 625.

Taking a couple days off to fully recover then will start back with a new plan to keep the weights moving upwards.

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Old 09-30-2013, 07:48 AM   #522
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mighty impressive stuff.

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Old 09-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #523
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Wow, Excellent Meet Shorts. 625 was so close.

Congrats!
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:45 AM   #524
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Congrats from MAB:

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/sho...d.php?p=411993

That is a damn impressive total.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #525
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Thank you guys, it really is an honor to be a part of this board and have the support from everyone. I really think that being able to get the feedback and encouragement through here has helped me push forward!
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:08 AM   #526
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Thank you guys, it really is an honor to be a part of this board and have the support from everyone. I really think that being able to get the feedback and encouragement through here has helped me push forward!
I know you encourage me to stay moving. I feel weak compared to you.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #527
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Congrats, thats a big total!
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #528
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Thanks Swede!

Steve, we definitely aren't even in the same class yet! I have a long way to go before I catch up to you ... but don't worry, I'm in the hunt for it!
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Great lifting shorts very impressive! We will meet at the next one!
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:19 AM   #530
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Just a little update:

I have decided to go ahead and plan to do the USAPL Battle on the Border on March 22, 2014.

I haven't gotten back to training but thinking of how I want to structure my next training cycle based off my weaknesses from the last meet.

All of my primary muscles are feeling good right now, but there is still some soreness and stiffness in my supporting muscles and tendons and I don't want to push it just yet. Will come up with a plan this week and get back it at starting next week.

I will be basing my lifts off rep goals now instead of percentages, so I am interested to see how that changes my structure, we will see.
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