I was 5 pounds over the day before weigh-ins. I have never been over the night before a meet. I put on my vinyl sweat top, and sat in the garage with the heater on. I jumped rope for about ten minutes. I spent about thirty minutes in the garage all together.
I immediately weighed myself when I woke up. 270lbs. I packed up all my gear, and headed out.
The meet was held at Victory Baptist Church, located in Henrietta, NY. It is a great facility to lift in. Ron, the VP of the WNPF, always holds great meets. I like their monolift, and their bars are much better than the one I train with.
I met up with Ron to weigh in. With just my boxers on, I weighed in at 271lbs. This was at 8am. I went to get some breakfast after weigh-ins. My opening attempts were 525/315/455.
The first flight of squats started at 10am. I started warming up as soon as the first flight got going. My warm-up attempts felt pretty easy. I didn't take as many as I usually would. I'm not sure if this hurt me or not. I took my last warm up at 495. I had about 7 minutes before my first attempt. I un-racked the bar without issue, waited for my commands, and smoked the weight for 3 white lights. I told the judges table I was attempting 550lbs. for my 2nd attempt. I felt really good un-racking the weight. I waited for my commands, and stalled out about two-thirds of the way up. What felt like a minute was probably 5 or 6 seconds. The spotters helped me up with the weight. I told the scores table I was going to attempt it again for my 3rd attempt. I shouldn't have even attempted it. Let's just leave it at that.
My bench training was going really well leading up to the meet. I felt really good warming up for the bench. There were fifteen lifters in my flight. I warmed up a little slower than I would normally. I opened at 315lbs. My spotter un-racked the weight for me, and I smoked it for 3 white lights. I told the judges table I was attempted 340lbs. for my second attempt. This would be a raw meet record for me. My spotter un-racked the weight for me, and again I smoked the weight for 3 white lights. I was not sure where to go for the next attempt. After very briefly discussing the decision with my training partners, I told the judges I would attempt 355lbs. Again, my spotter un-racked the weight for me. It didn't come up as fast as the previous attempt, but I received 3 white lights. I set a new raw bench pr of 355lbs.
I was not sure how my deadlift was going to go. Only once in my training session did I attempt 500lbs. I warmed up fairly well. I was 5th in my flight of thirteen. I opened at 455lbs. This was very conservative. I easily got 3 white lights. I told the judges I wanted 500lbs. Again, this was very conservative. I easily got 3 white lights again. This set a new raw pr for me. I asked for 530lbs. on my third attempt. This weight went up a little slower than the previous attempt. With very little struggle, I again got 3 white lights and a new raw deadlift pr.
My meet totals were 525 (tied my pr) in the squat/355 (raw pr) in the bench/530 (raw pr) in the deadlift. Meet total of 1,410lbs. This was the highest total of the meet by 10lbs. I had the biggest squat of the meet. I had the biggest 3 lift bench of the meet. My deadlift was middle of the pack.
Overall it was a great meet for me. Meet total pr, along with my bench and deadlift pr's. I'm not sure when I will be competing again. Hopefully sometime in the spring, 2015.
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