Opening my own garage gym is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have been a member of every "globo" gym in Western New York over the past ten years. Although my training went fairly well, it always seemed like something was missing.
One gym I was a member of does not allow chalk. Another gym frowns upon grunting and being loud. The cost at one gym that my wife and I paid for a yearly family membership was more than the new equipment I just purchased for our garage.
I will be using this blog to chart my path towards a WNPF powerlifting meet on August 2, 2014. I competed in two WNPF meets in 2013, ten weeks apart. I will discuss those meets in a future blog post.
I have outlined a 20 week plan to help me reach my goal of a 550lb. squat, 320lb. bench press, and 500lb. deadlift. Those are modest numbers to say the least, but they are meaningful to me. My hope is to compete in the 242lb. weight class. My current raw PR numbers are 525/315/435. I accomplished those lifts in the 275lb. weight class. I competed in the 242lb. weight class on two prior occasions. The first occasion was in the first meet I competed in, the American Open Cup in December, 2004. The second competition took place in November, 2011, in a bench only meet. We will see where this new journey takes me.
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Co-Owner of Forza Powerlifting Club