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vdizenzo
07-24-2010, 10:42 PM
Well, I have been laying low for a few weeks for a reason. Originally I was supposed to do the Europa Superlifting contest this weekend for reps, but Gene Rychlak told me at IPA Worlds a month ago it was being cancelled due to a lack of entries. Everyone must have been scared of me. Either that or nobody wanted to fly to CT to lift. I choose to believe the earlier reason. I was cool with that. I was spent from making and competing in the 242's anyway.

So two weeks ago it dawned on me that I could simply compete in the CT meet. I have been hovering around the low 270's, so I figured I could hit a 275 number. I wanted an 800 at 275 and took it for my opener. It was shaky and I had to grind a bit, but I got it. I took 830 for an IPA World Record on my second. I got hung up and did not touch. I took it again for a third and gave it a push, but was too out of gas to finish.

Competing twice within a month at the ripe old age of 41 was tough on me. Especially with the past cut. I'm glad I got the 800. It was a great meet and ended up being a cash event so I walked away with some nice prize money. I have tons to say, but I'm spent so check out my log in the next few days for a worthy write up. Here's a vid for now.

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JSully
07-25-2010, 01:21 AM
who's that skinny guy benching 800?

lol, great job vin

ScottYard
07-25-2010, 06:29 AM
Nice work vinny.

Learning2Lift
07-25-2010, 06:47 AM
SFW!

That 830 was damn close man!

douglasoh5
07-25-2010, 07:01 AM
good stuff vin

gmen5681
07-25-2010, 07:26 AM
great lifting! you are at 270 already? i thought you were at 240 less than 3 weeks ago. going back to the old ways or do you plan to stay at that weight for a while?

Travis Bell
07-25-2010, 07:29 AM
Man Vincent, you're really nailing stuff at meets lately!! Awesome work

Lones Green
07-25-2010, 08:55 AM
Great work Vincent

vdizenzo
07-25-2010, 09:52 AM
great lifting! you are at 270 already? i thought you were at 240 less than 3 weeks ago. going back to the old ways or do you plan to stay at that weight for a while?

I am not going back to my old ways at all. I was 267 two weeks out from IPA Worlds, where I made the 242's. My body seems comfortable around 270. From here I can easily start a 16 week training cycle and make 242's or just stay around the 275's. It's nice to have the option.

robchris
07-25-2010, 10:04 AM
Holy sh** Vinny... you're almost hitting what you were @ SHW!!!

Awesome work bro! (2) meets in one month is tuff! I've done (3) so far this year and I'm feelin' it too!

Masters Rule!!!

rockofages
07-25-2010, 10:28 AM
Good work man!

chris mason
07-25-2010, 11:10 AM
Nice work Vincent! Give it a couple of months and you'll hit 830+!

mastermonster
07-25-2010, 03:31 PM
Great benching Vinnie! 2 times in a month is tough!

Beverly McD.
07-26-2010, 07:04 AM
Congratulations Vinnie.
(Ripe old age of 41...HA ;))

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
07-26-2010, 08:02 AM
Congratulations!!

AdamBAG
07-26-2010, 08:11 AM
Awesome benching Vincent!

banger
07-26-2010, 08:40 AM
Nice work for an "old guy", Vin.

That 830 is really close, that is some serious power coming off the chest.

Kim