View Full Version : Got my 1st meet under my belt

11-08-2009, 05:15 PM
Had my 1st meet today had a lot of fun. Did not do as well as I would have liked. I went for the 242 class and made a lighter weigh in than I thought I would 229 on the button. Nevers really go me all day yesterday and at the begining of the meet today. I was looking to total 1300 but it did not work out. Squat was 407 tried 435 but just was not there. Bench was really heavy for me today. opened 275 got it then went to 303 but missed it both times. I has really upset for a good hour. Deadlift was good opened 496.4 smoked it
2nd was 551 got it but 565 just was not in the cards for me. So at the end of the day I got 1st place (there were only 2 of us in the 242 class) and I totaled 1233. I can wait to put some work in and get the next meet scheduled.

Brian C
11-08-2009, 05:48 PM
Congrats Andre. You've been working a long time for this and its great to get your first in the books. Nothing but up bro:thumbup:

11-08-2009, 05:58 PM
Congrats- someday I will get around to a meet as well. Keep hacking away bro!

11-08-2009, 07:15 PM
Great job getting the first one behind you. You won't have nearly the nerves next time. Take it light a week or two then start training for the next one.

11-08-2009, 07:35 PM
Nice job Andre. Great to hav another competing powerlifter in the world, keep plugging away.

Brian Hopper
11-08-2009, 07:50 PM
Good job Andre!!!

11-09-2009, 06:40 AM
Thanks guys my results were just posted.

Andre De Jesus NY 242 open 185 407.851 125 275.575 250 551.15 560 1234.576

11-09-2009, 07:25 AM
Nice work, you should be proud that you got out there and competed and most important, got some invaluable experience. A solid day's work, now build off this success. Congratulations!

11-09-2009, 11:17 AM
Now you have meet PRs. Train and break them at your next meet! Did you enjoy the meet?

11-09-2009, 08:09 PM
Thanks again guys. Yeah Marcus I had a blast Im still soaring on the feeling of the meet. I met so many cool people and there and the vibe was great. I can not wait for my next meet. There were two feds there yesterday the 100% RAW (this is the fed I competed in) and the AAPF RAW and Equipped. After looking over the all the results better when I had a minute I noticed for the 100% RAW fed I got the second highest total for the day and out of both feds put together I got the second highest deadlift for the day so even though my bench was really off those results really help boost me up little. I really like meets and can see myself doing a lot more in the future after having time to sit back and and take everything in I feel taking the day lifting heavy and meet a bunch of new people that share the same passion is you is way cooler and more important than the days total and look forward to meet new people and doing my best to break my meet PR's!

11-09-2009, 09:28 PM
Great job! It's a great feeling aint it?

11-09-2009, 10:19 PM
Yeah it is I love it can wait for more! Here is the video opening squat is only two still pics, the rest of the lifts are video.


11-09-2009, 11:30 PM
That's great you enjoyed the meet. Meets are usually a great and really positive experience.