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Old 03-31-2012, 11:50 AM   #421
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:28 PM   #422
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Thanks Fellas! I did my "best", but not totally my smartest today. Really happy I stood up with 300+ (I did that for you, MAB! You called it!).

Amazing day, though! Lot's of fun, met some people, learned some stuff, etc. Hell of a long day, too! First note I wrote to remember for the next meet is bring a book and bring a whole lot more food! Seriously, good thing the meet was only a mile from my house so I could go home and eat! Weigh in was 7AM, first flight lifted 9:15, I was in third flight, so I started around 11:30, finished squatting around 12, Bench was 1:30-2:30ish, and deadlifts finished up around 3:45. I'd have starved to death if I'd have gone by the itenerary that said we'd be done for the day at 12:30!! And it was really hard to get warmups right, etc. Actually looking back, I'm surprised I did as well as I did.

Anyway, here's the lifts: 402.5 (886) total on the day.
Squat: 120 (264), 125 (275), 137.5 (An epic 302.5!)
Bench: 100 (220, too low!), 107.5 (237), 112.5 (missed 247.5)
Deadlift: 145 (319), 157.5 (346.5), 167.5 (missed 368.5)*

-I felt great on squats, so just went for the 303, glad I did as that's a huge milestone for me! I still can't believe that one went up! even watching it now, I think there's no way, but man people were excited! I was staggering afterward. But it set the tone for over-reaching and it was so hard, I'm positive it hampered me later.
-I had a terrible time with their bench. It just did not feel right and I was slipping when I tried to push with my feet, seemed sort of high too. I learned later to chalk my shoulders and butt. I just never felt right, so I'm reasonably pleased I got what I did. Still, the plan was 110 if I wasn't going good, but 112.5 would have been a PR, and it worked with squats.....Alas.
-Deadlift I had no idea what would happen as that mean squat dinged up my calf and was hideous on my lower back. But, their bar was unbelievable!!! Seriously, bars at my gym are practically smooth compared to this one!! It shredded my hands a bit, but man you could grip it like nobody's business. So, when the 347 went up fairly well, I said eff it, go for 369 and hit 900 for the day... except 369 had no real chance. No pop off the floor and I was done.

Oh well. That's the way it goes.
120 (264)
125 (275)
137.5 (302.5)

2nd bench 107.5 (236.5) (didn't tape first one)
3rd 112.5 (miss)

2nd DL 157.5 (346.5) (1st one wasn't taped)
3rd 167.5 (368.5 miss)

Anyway, there you go. Fun day. Did pretty good. Need to drop some fat and lift in my proper weight class. I was 86 kg and obviously with some tire to deflate. Those 89-90 kg guys looked huge next to me. So next time, 82 class for sure. Also, I notice a lot of my form went out the window, being a bit nervous, thinking about commands, just being a rookie in general. That'll get better. Plus, if I chose wiser on my lifts, I might actually have ekked out 900.

Enough rambling. Thanks for all your help! I never would have got this far without it. Now, I need to take the next step.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:13 PM   #423
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Congratulations on the very solid day! I hope that you keep with competing. That was a hell of a fight on that 3rd squat! Set up/walkout was lots better than the last video I saw.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:24 PM   #424
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Great job Mike! Posted here:

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Old 03-31-2012, 09:52 PM   #425
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That was one of the best squats I have ever seen, great way to stick with it! I'm really happy for you mike you did a great job and I really hope you plan on doing another.

I'm also really shocked you are able to eat the day of the meet, I always feel sick to my stomach and don't really eat during the meet.

At your next meet you shall skip 900 and go straight to 100!
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:24 PM   #426
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Congrats Mike on a great performance. Awesome lifting! That fight for 303 put a smile on my face...
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:22 AM   #427
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Crongrats! Amazing work there mate! The final squat was a real grinder. Great work!
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great work mike! you've got your feet wet now!! i'd bet you feel amazing..
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Congratulations on the very solid day! I hope that you keep with competing. That was a hell of a fight on that 3rd squat! Set up/walkout was lots better than the last video I saw.
Thanks Big Man! That means a lot coming from you. I will keep competing, I really had a lot of fun.

Thanks MAB, yep 1000 plus by the year end meet! And you don't eat!?! I must eat when I get nervous or something, because I was wolfing some food whenever I got the chance. And my part of the meet took 4 hours, but I was there from 7 to about 4:30 before I could leave. You had to wait to see if you were to be drug tested. I wasn't. Obviously no need since if I was using, it obviously wasn't working because I think I finished second or third to last in the 198s! Testing me would have just been an insult to my pride!

Thanks Pull! Yeah, it was funny. I felt sort of foolish at first after that lift, but people kept coming up to me all day to say something about it. So that was pretty cool. One of the judges came up and said Hey man, I thought you were just going to go ahead and do a double with that one! That made me laugh.

Thanks Spart! Looking forward to your Olympic meet. That will be cool.

Thanks Tank! Ummm....I feel great about how I did, but today I feel butt sore all over! I mean serious sore. My whole backside from shoulders to ankles is stiff, my left shoulder is cranky, and I got that calf thing going on again so I'm walking funny.

So, it's a week of no lifting for me. Oh, and I talked to lots of guys there about things they did, and a lot them said they used or made huge progress with 5-3-1. So, I had an epiphany of sorts when I thought about how most guys in here have made a lot of progress with 5-3-1 too.

So, I'm giving serious thought to just doing that for the rest of this year.

ANyway, there you go. I'll have some time on my hands to really catch up with the rest of you all this week.

Edit: Oh, and I fixed the video of the deadlift I missed if you're interested.
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Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
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Congrats Mike. That final squat was an epic battle between man and iron and man prevailed

Now that you have the taste, do you see yourself competing in many more events?
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