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BigTallOx
02-14-2009, 06:14 PM
Today I did my first full powerlifting meet today, the APF/AAPF in Peoria AZ. I squatted 475 ( deep enough for the bar to touch the bottom of the chains ), I benched a too easy 325 raw ( kind of kicking myself for not trying more ), and pulled 525. All in all I'm pretty happy with how my lifts went.

huskybear
02-14-2009, 06:17 PM
Well done BTO! Looks like you popped that cherry with some nice lifts!!!!! congrats :clap:

WILD BILL
02-14-2009, 07:04 PM
Way to go on ur 1st meet man. Once you do one you will always be hooked. Congratulations.

BigTallOx
02-14-2009, 07:22 PM
Crap, I just tried to upload a video of my squat, but I'm not at home and apparently the connection I have sucks. Anyway, 90% of the video was of them raising the monolift to the top -1, lol. I guess I'll have to wait until I get home to post it.


Way to go on ur 1st meet man. Once you do one you will always be hooked. Congratulations.

Thanks. Oh, I'm totally hooked. After today, I can really see a 600 pound deadlift ( a goal of mine ) in the near future.

mike95763
02-14-2009, 07:50 PM
Congrats on the great lifts. I can't wait to see the video. What were your attempts? We will have to have a little race to 600 in the dead lift. Congrats again, see you next week.

lil' power
02-14-2009, 08:02 PM
Congrats on your first meet !

geoffsherman
02-14-2009, 08:03 PM
Well done!!!

vdizenzo
02-14-2009, 08:21 PM
Well done!

BigTallOx
02-14-2009, 08:28 PM
Congrats on the great lifts. What were your attempts?

Thanks Mike. My attempts were

Squat 385, 445, 475
Bench 285, 315, 325
Dead 445, 500, 525

I got 3 white lights on all 9 lifts, ie I'm way too conservative. I lowered my bench opener because after squatting my shoulder wasn't feeling 100%, but I didn't notice it when benching. The 315 went up really really easy, but I was still slightly concerned about my shoulder not feeling quite right so I only thought I should go up 10 more pounds for the 3rd, but the 325 went up like nothing too. I probably could have benched 340 today. Same with the 525 deadlift, it went up pretty easy ( way easier then when I last did it in the gym ). The 475 squat didn't go up easy but was solid, but I was way below parallel. I think once I KNOW where parallel is my squat will go up 50 pounds without doing anything else.

It definitely puts a different spin on things basically doing 3 max effort exercises in one day.




We will have to have a little race to 600 in the dead lift.

Cool, sounds great. We need to start training deadlifts together.

Donnajo
02-14-2009, 08:48 PM
Great job....the first meet is always rough because it is brand new....I know I did mine in sept....doing my third next weekend....great job and great numbers..... :clap:

Brian Hopper
02-14-2009, 10:37 PM
Congrats!

Lones Green
02-14-2009, 11:02 PM
Nice work brother.

Invain
02-14-2009, 11:33 PM
Great job man.

john bernor
02-14-2009, 11:50 PM
awesome work , congrats and GOD BLESS

in HIS grip forever
john

BigTallOx
02-15-2009, 12:10 AM
Here's the video. I believe it's my opener....
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Pete22
02-15-2009, 06:45 AM
Awesome job man, congrats!

fulldaddy
02-15-2009, 09:49 AM
Nice work BTO and congratulations. That was nice depth on the squat - and I do think you should get extra credit for "distance traveled". I really appreciate seeing people get deep on the squats. I remember being concerned with how one of my shoulders felt after the squats as well but just like yours - I didn't feel it at all benching.

Good work man - it is cool to watch your progress.

jbrin0tk
02-15-2009, 10:24 AM
Great job, man! Haha, it's hilarious that the first minute of a 1:20 video features someone jacking the monolift up so high!

Brian C
02-15-2009, 10:36 AM
Great job and awesome squat! God I would die if I had to travel down that far. Sometimes it pays being so dam short. :)

evilxxx
02-15-2009, 11:21 AM
Good job on whites on all lifts!!

SoreFoot8343
02-15-2009, 12:46 PM
Hey WTG! Thats awesome!

mike95763
02-15-2009, 01:47 PM
Great job on the squat depth. Looked really easy too. It looked like the guy cranking the monolift up was working pretty hard though :)

mosley1990
02-15-2009, 02:38 PM
Great job, man. You have any more videos for us? :D

Sensei
02-15-2009, 03:19 PM
Congratulations Ox. Nicely done!

BigTallOx
02-15-2009, 04:49 PM
You have any more videos for us? :D


No, my laptop died ( I do video capture on my laptop ) and there wasn't anywhere to plug it in.

SELK
02-15-2009, 04:56 PM
nice results, that squat was deep and like a 6 foot ROM! :D

Cyrus Ford
02-15-2009, 06:55 PM
Congrats man.

chris mason
02-15-2009, 07:06 PM
Yes, congratulations!

BigTallOx
02-16-2009, 02:47 AM
Thanks everybody for the nice comments and encouragement. Im already looking forward to my next meet in April.

BigTallOx
02-16-2009, 03:14 AM
Nice work brother.

Thanks man. Before, if I remember right, you asked me what my monolift setting was, which at the time I had no idea. But, I can answer that now, it's 23.

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
02-16-2009, 06:00 AM
Congratulation!

rbtrout
02-16-2009, 09:46 AM
Very cool, way to go BTO!

Lones Green
02-16-2009, 10:33 AM
Thanks man. Before, if I remember right, you asked me what my monolift setting was, which at the time I had no idea. But, I can answer that now, it's 23.

Insane! I saw how long it took for them to jack it up, LOL

jonke05
02-16-2009, 03:08 PM
And another win for the "over the hill" gang. Great job!

Chris Rodgers
02-16-2009, 03:57 PM
Great work BTO. I think if I locked out an OH press it wouldn't be as high as 23 on the monolift, lol.