View Full Version : First Meet Tomorrow

10-17-2008, 05:33 AM
I have my very first meet tomorrow and I am getting more and more nervious. This has been a goal and dream of mine for a long time. Recently, I droped 130 lbs and was looking for something to keep me in the gym, powerlifting seemed to be a good fit. I've lost so much strength and this will be the beginning of the journey back. I'll have JT there to help me along, he's a good man. I'm already thinking about going to other meets. Wish me luck!


10-17-2008, 05:39 AM
Good luck bro. Having JT with you will be a huge help. The nerves will always be there, but after you get that first lift in, you should be fine. Most importantly, have fun.

10-17-2008, 05:47 AM
It's been a pleasure to help you with your journey!

Look forward to seeing you on the platform tomorrow morning!

Also, don't forget to bring your digital camera to take pictures.

10-17-2008, 06:27 AM
Good luck!!
Relax, choose smart openers and treat it like a gym day with a lot more training partners :-)

10-17-2008, 08:01 AM
Good luck! Its a rush!!!

Have fun!!


10-17-2008, 09:00 AM
Good luck and have fun man.

Eric Downey
10-17-2008, 09:13 AM
JT will keep you in line bro. He'll keep you from making those key rookies mistakes. Warming up to early or to late and what not. Goodluck post some vids.

10-17-2008, 09:56 AM

Are you doing the APF Rise of the Deadlift/Beast of the Bench meet? If so, I'll be there, as well!

10-17-2008, 10:15 AM
Thanks for the well wishes, the meet is a NASA meet in Morehead, KY. I've entered the Novice Push/Pull. I'm taking JT's advice and opening with something I can handle, then going up from there. I'm not looking to set any records, but have fun and meet some folks. After the meet I plan on trying the 30lbs in 30 days workout. I"ll have some solid totals to work with and I plan on competing in Illinois in December. This will be a good test for the workout.


10-17-2008, 11:06 AM
Dang, I'm doing a push pull in columbia MO tomorrow too. PPs all over the place this weekend!

10-17-2008, 01:49 PM
Columbia, MO; I miss Columbia. I lived there for 5 years while working on my PhD at Mizzou. Good luck tomorrow.


10-17-2008, 03:26 PM
Good luck dude! Remember, it's what you do. Just lift the weight!

10-17-2008, 04:22 PM
Good luck man, 6-4-6!

10-20-2008, 11:24 AM

Cyrus Ford
10-20-2008, 06:10 PM
How did you do?

10-21-2008, 05:53 AM
Sorry for not posting any results. First off, I had a great time, as I told JT yesterday; "I think I'm hooked!" I won my division, but I was the only one in there. The meet was small, 20 lifters, and had a very family friendly atmosphere. My meet was frustrating and enlightening at the same time. I was entered in the push/pull, novice division. My openers were light; my first and third benches were red lighted for lifting my butt off the bench. But the weight felt light. I never knew I lifted my butt off the bench, usually anywhere I plant my butt it doesn't move. Now I have something to work on before the next meet. Deadlift went well, hit all three attempts; opened light and hit my goal on the 3rd lift. The problem was I felt I had 30 to 50 more pounds in my DL. I'm going to do this again, in fact I'm going to enter the NASA meet in Illinois in December. I have some things to work on, I need to keep my butt on the bench and try to tap into the "rush". I spent most of the time confused on where to go.

Thanks for all the well wishs and interest in how I did. And a special thanks to JT for guiding me and helping me out. We'll hit Qudoba's for lunch Friday.


10-21-2008, 07:39 AM
What weights? Any vids?

10-22-2008, 07:59 AM
I'm glad that you enjoyed the experience. It will only get better with time. See you on Friday.