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Lewy23
10-07-2008, 07:15 AM
Hey everyone,

I had my 1st bench meet on Saturday. It was an awesome time, I had alot of fun...cant wait to do it again!!

I weighed in at 221lbs...one pound over 220...so I had to compete in the 242 class. Oh well, I was so nervous and jacked up about competing, I didnt really care. I didnt think the scale would weigh me in that light. I weighed in the other day at work around 225.

Warm ups on the side went great. I opened up with 365 and smoked it. I got a lil too anxious and cocky and decided to try 405 instead of 385 like I should of and I missed 405 twice :bang:

I still placed 2nd in my class under my teammated who nailed a 600 bench at a 228 bodyweight. I had a great time and can not wait to compete again. I know what I have to work on..better form (arch of the back) and definitely better better leg drive.

Here are some pics..in order of my lifts and my trophy and our team pic. ALL of us but one person in our team placed in their classes and we took 1st in the team category!!!

Lewy

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j28/arsnik023/AshtabulaBenchMeet017.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j28/arsnik023/AshtabulaBenchMeet021.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j28/arsnik023/AshtabulaBenchMeet024.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j28/arsnik023/AshtabulaBenchMeet029.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j28/arsnik023/AshtabulaBenchMeet027.jpg

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
10-07-2008, 07:33 AM
Congratulation and great pictures!!

When do you plan to compete again?

Lewy23
10-07-2008, 07:50 AM
Congratulation and great pictures!!

When do you plan to compete again?

Thanks!

Right now we are looking at a meet in December. So hopefully then! I am hooked...it is a huge rush to compete!


Lewy

deeder
10-07-2008, 08:22 AM
Congrats!

Why are you wearing a t-shirt under your bench shirt??

Lewy23
10-07-2008, 09:16 AM
Congrats!

Why are you wearing a t-shirt under your bench shirt??

Thanks!


No idea...its just a cut off tee shirt...it just how Ive been wearing it in the gym. Does it matter? Does it take away from my lifts? If so, let me know and I wont wear it anymore.


Lewy

Eric Downey
10-07-2008, 09:50 AM
Well the t-shirt is really only allowed in small local meets. If you do a bigger state meet they wont let you wear it. Keep pushing bro

Lewy23
10-07-2008, 09:59 AM
Well the t-shirt is really only allowed in small local meets. If you do a bigger state meet they wont let you wear it. Keep pushing bro

ahhh ok, gotcha. it was just a small local unsanctioned meet. I will start goin shirtless under my bench shirt from now on, to get used to it. Thanks for the info!!

Lewy

Hazerboy
10-07-2008, 02:05 PM
Great job man. I love the massive trophy's they give out at these things. In my first meet I got two HUUUGE trophys for winning first in my weight class and in my age group - both of which I think had something like 2 people besides me. XD

Lewy23
10-08-2008, 07:35 AM
Great job man. I love the massive trophy's they give out at these things. In my first meet I got two HUUUGE trophys for winning first in my weight class and in my age group - both of which I think had something like 2 people besides me. XD

Thanks! yeah it was a great time, I cant wait to compete again. Yeah we landed some serious hardware at the meet. I think I only had 2 other people in my class as well, but hey, I didnt come in last!!! lol

Lewy

Eric Downey
10-08-2008, 07:41 AM
i stopped worring about the placement. as long as i hit pr's i was happy.

Lewy23
10-08-2008, 08:36 AM
i stopped worring about the placement. as long as i hit pr's i was happy.

I am sure I will be that way too, once I get a few under my belt. But I was pretty pumped to place at my 1st ever meet, ya know? My goal is to hit over 400 on bench at a meet and hopefully one day to do a push/pull meet.

Lewy

abebesheir
10-09-2008, 10:31 AM
Hey, very nice job for your 1st meet. Too bad about being so close with the weight, though!

Vinnieg123
10-10-2008, 12:08 AM
Good Job man

Lewy23
10-10-2008, 06:03 AM
Hey, very nice job for your 1st meet. Too bad about being so close with the weight, though!

Thanks bro...yeah it was a bit disappointing, but overall I am pretty happy with my performance!

Lewy

Lewy23
10-10-2008, 06:03 AM
Good Job man

Thanks bro!