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Brian Hopper
11-08-2010, 08:08 AM
Let me just say that, I will probably never go to an Olive Garden the night before a meet again. It all started when I woke up at 1:20am Sunday morning and started throwing up. It didn't stop until 7:30am when I was getting ready to leave for the meet. So I was pretty much waking up every 1-2 hours throwing up, so I didn't get much sleep. Then it started to come out both ends, but I did decide to just go and compete and see how I feel when I start warming up.

I get there and I still couldn't eat anything so i'm pretty much just sipping on water and gatorade. But my stomach still wouldn't let me hold that down. Anyways I went through my squat warm ups like I planned and it felt heavy but my handlers said that it looked good so I said screw it, i'll keep my opener the same and just go for it. My 1st attempt felt really good and my 2nd attempt did also, but I passed on my third because physically my body was not all there. I wanted 600 and I got it so I was happy with that.

After my squats, I tried eating some crackers and after my first one I was running to the bathroom. I won't go into detail but things weren't pretty. My bench warm-ups sucked and of course everything felt heavy. I did lower my opener down to 350 just so I get on the board. I smoked my 1st and 2nd attempts and missed my 3rd attempt about half way or so and I just couldn't get it back towards my head. But it moved fast off my chest and I know I can get it.

On to the deadlifts. I still couldn't eat anything, so i'm going on 17-18 hours from the last time I actually ate a meal. I went through my warm-ups as normal and once again, everything felt heavy so I lowered my opener just to play it safe and get on the board. I ended up smoking all 3 attempts, which really surprised me.

Here is how my attempts went:

Squat
1st attempt-550...Good lift
2nd attempt-600...Good lift
3rd attempt-Pass

Bench press
1st attempt-350...Good lift
2nd attempt-405...Good lift
3rd attempt-425...No good

Deadlift
1st attempt-550...Good lift
2nd attempt-600...Good lift
3rd attempt-650...Good lift

Total
1655...PR!!!!

1st place in 242's

I felt like **** when I was sitting around waiting, but once I sniffed that ammonia and stepped onto the platform I was a different person. I am proud of my total but I am more proud of the fact that I didn't give up. I went to the meet feeling like **** and I won.

I do want to thank everyone who supported me going into this meet. Especially to Scott Lamb and Brian Strickland for coming out and helping me, also April Mathis and her training partner (sorry but I can't remember his name) for coming out and supporting me as well. Last I want to give a big thanks to my family and my wife for coming out and taking video of the meet and sitting though a meet just to support me. Thanks to everybody!!!!

dbc3po
11-08-2010, 09:20 AM
Awesome job all things considered. Way to fight through it man. Get some rest and get over the bug you got and come back stronger!

Brian Hopper
11-08-2010, 10:31 AM
Awesome job all things considered. Way to fight through it man. Get some rest and get over the bug you got and come back stronger!

Thanks, I feel a little bit better but I still got to be carefull with what I eat. I am looking forward to hitting the gym and getting stronger or the next meet!!!!

Brian C
11-08-2010, 10:53 AM
Fantastic job Bri! That really sucks about being sick, but simply awesome that you still kicked azz. Big props bro, congrats!

chris mason
11-08-2010, 11:13 AM
Great job!

MarcusWild
11-08-2010, 11:37 AM
That sucks getting sick on food after all the work that you put into training. You did great though. Is your next meeting going to be raw?

mchicia1
11-08-2010, 11:48 AM
Awesome lifts....

At any given meet, what would you say the minimum lifts are for people in the 242 class? I want to compete within 6 months to a 1 year for fun, but I am not sure if my ego can take coming in last :). Unfortunately, because my height, I do not want to drop down into the 220 range. I am hoping in a year I can be at a 450 raw squat and 550 raw DL. Hopefully be able to pause a 315 bench as well.

ScottYard
11-08-2010, 02:53 PM
Awesome lifts....

At any given meet, what would you say the minimum lifts are for people in the 242 class? I want to compete within 6 months to a 1 year for fun, but I am not sure if my ego can take coming in last :). Unfortunately, because my height, I do not want to drop down into the 220 range. I am hoping in a year I can be at a 450 raw squat and 550 raw DL. Hopefully be able to pause a 315 bench as well.

Don't let other people affect your success. Just do a meet now. I have training partners that can't bench single body weight and compete.

ScottYard
11-08-2010, 02:54 PM
Great job Brian.

UncleAl
11-08-2010, 03:16 PM
Excellent work, Brian. Congratulations. Hope you continue to compete in our events. Spero always does a great job.

Brian Hopper
11-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Thanks alot everybody for the kind words, I really appreciate it!!!!

Brian Hopper
11-08-2010, 03:27 PM
Excellent work, Brian. Congratulations. Hope you continue to compete in our events. Spero always does a great job.

Thanks, I was very pleased with how well the meet was ran. I will definitely continue to support the R.A.W United in the future.

BloodandThunder
11-09-2010, 12:28 PM
Great job considering the circumstances! Gonna head back into gear mode?

joey54
11-09-2010, 03:46 PM
Great write up. Those damn breadsticks and endless salad!

Brian Hopper
11-09-2010, 09:08 PM
Great job considering the circumstances! Gonna head back into gear mode?

Thanks alot B&T!!! I'm not sure yet, but I am thinking about doing one geared meet next year. About 5 mins ago I was on the RAW United site looking for another raw meet to do and I think I might have found one, lol!!!

Brian Hopper
11-09-2010, 09:14 PM
Great write up. Those damn breadsticks and endless salad!

Thanks Joey!!!! I'll be stepping away from those for awhile.