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smallwoodjt
12-27-2010, 04:55 PM
Wanted to start an online log of my training up to this competition and hopefully beyond. I am in the offseason right now of being a varsity baseball coach. My players are lifting three times per week and have open gyms on three other days, so time is a little rough. Although it can be tough to find energy getting to the gym, I am definitely training hard for my first competition, which is on Jan. 30. I will be lifting in SLP and just going Push / Pull. I plan on going 6 for 6 with conservative attempts just to get my foot in the door so to speak.
After this meet, I will be going full swing into baseball season. This means maintaining my numbers as much as possible and getting my arm in shape for throwing a million rounds of batting practice. Once our season is over, I plan on doing a full meet with IPA or USAPL in the raw division. I will be posting videos and training info as the meet gets closer. Any help is appreciated.
My training for the meet is really bench and deadlift oriented, with some box squatting done for speed on Mondays. My split right now looks like this:

Monday: DE Squat / Quad Dominant Exercises

Tuesday: Bench (Linear Progression Peaking for the Meet)

Wednesday: OFF / Foam Roll / Stretch

Thursday: OFF / Foam Roll / Stretch

Friday: Deadlift (Coan / Philipi Modified Slightly So I Don't Die...)

Saturday: DE Bench

smallwoodjt
12-27-2010, 07:50 PM
I have been hitting it hard for this upcoming competition for about ten weeks now. My beginning training maxes were:
Squat - 330
Bench - 315
Deadlift - 395

My current maxes are in my signature, so I am very happy with the progress thus far. At the beginning of this training cycle, my lifting buddies and I went on the GOMAD diet. This led me to gain fifteen pounds and caused me to split my pants at work haha (most embarrassing moment of my life). Overall, I have been using linear progression on my bench. Started with three weeks of eights, went to three weeks of fives, now at my last week of triples. All lifts are going up and PR's are being set almost every week. Deadlift has been Coan / Phillipi almost exactly. The only difference has been in the speed sets - I go a little lighter, but use bands or chains to work on explosiveness. Coan / Phillipi is brutal and has caused me to change my squat routine to a parallel box instead of free squatting. My back couldn't take the volume twice per week. Right now squatting off a parallel box with chains to get my speed and deadlift up. Things are going well....Here are a couple videos from the last few months. Still getting a hard time for taking video at my gym...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnYm9fOMisI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDfSyqYuGtk

smallwoodjt
12-27-2010, 08:01 PM
Parallel Box Squat + 80 lbs of Chains:
135 x ?
225 + Chains x 2
275 + Chains x 2
275 + Chains x 2

Deadlift:
135 x ?
185 x 5 x 2
225 x 5
275 x 5
315 x 2
365 x 2
385 x 2 (Felt heavier than usual. Has to be due to long layoff from Christmas)

Sumo Speed Sets (Not gonna guess band and chain resistance...)
135 x 3
185 x 3
225 x 3 x 3

Kroc Rows
90 x 10, 120 x 8, 120 x 15

Underhand Pulldowns
170 x 8 for 3 sets

Blue Band Good Morning for 2 sets of whatever...

I felt anxious to get back in the gym after a couple days off due to the holidays. My training partner looked at me before the workout started and said, "Let's f'n kill it..." So that explains some of the randomness from today. Back to normal with the Coan / Phillipi on Friday. Hoping that I can recover. I'm off from teaching right now, so rest will be possible. Lots of foam rolling over the next two days should do it. Here is a video of the band and chain sumo from today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkLjYkeiyGA

smallwoodjt
12-29-2010, 10:47 AM
Bench:
Bar x ?
135 x ?
185 x 5 x 2
225 x 5
275 x 3
300 x 3 ***Bad cramp in hip flexor on last rep. Probably due to Sumo Pulls Monday.
315 x 3 (BIG PR!!!)

DB Incline:
90 x 10
100 x 10
110 x 10

Purple Band Pushdowns:
3 x 10

Rolling DB Extensions:
35 lbs x 10 for 5 sets

Cable Curls: Lots

Face Pulls: Red Band x Lots

I trained a bunch of my players this morning around 8:00. They were all really excited to get into the gym. After I was done with them, I ate some brunch and got after it. With the holiday break, a lot of the usuals got to come into the gym early. The atmosphere was great. My goal was to hit 315 for 3. This is an all time PR for me. I absolutely murdered it! Definitely feeling the high of PR right now! My grandpa spotted me, (I lift in his gym), and he was ecstatic for me. Great feeling today. Hit a bunch of accessory after. Everything's going as planned!

***When I got home, my new belt from Inzer came in with some ammonia caps. Excited for Friday's deadlift day. Heading down to Tennessee tomorrow to watch UT beat up on UNC. Father-in-law just told us he got tickets yesterday. Should be a good time.

Brian Hopper
12-29-2010, 12:43 PM
Some nice work in here. Good job on the bench PR!!! Also, try getting your hips down and chest up a little bit more when you pull sumo.

thatNUCKOLSkid
12-29-2010, 12:51 PM
really solid work and strong numbers! good luck in your first comp! make sure you're recovering good though. i've tried the Coan/Philipi DL routine and it's twisted, but if you recover it's really effective. keep up the good work!

smallwoodjt
12-29-2010, 02:29 PM
Some nice work in here. Good job on the bench PR!!! Also, try getting your hips down and chest up a little bit more when you pull sumo.

Thanks a ton on the form suggestion! I really don't get a lot of deadlift advice at my gym as most guys are bench only. I'll work on that for sure.


really solid work and strong numbers! good luck in your first comp! make sure you're recovering good though. i've tried the Coan/Philipi DL routine and it's twisted, but if you recover it's really effective. keep up the good work!

Thanks for the encouragement! I'm really noticing that it can be really rough if not recovering well enough. I've tried tweaking a little to manage that. For instance, I've been doing light good mornings (95 or 135 for sets of 8) instead of 3 sets of 5 like the program suggests. Also, RDL's are done lighter too. I've already put over 30 pounds on my DL, so it definitely is working. Thanks again!

Brian Hopper
12-29-2010, 03:13 PM
If you can, try and take some video from different angles and I'll try to help you out.

smallwoodjt
12-29-2010, 03:26 PM
If you can, try and take some video from different angles and I'll try to help you out.

I definitely will have them up by this weekend.

smallwoodjt
12-31-2010, 11:32 AM
Deadlift:

135 x ?
185 x 8
225 x 5
275 x 2
315 x 2
365 x 2
405 x 2
430 x 1 (5 pound PR! Got talked into a single! Great atmosphere today.

Speed Deadlift Sumo:
275 x 3 x 3

Power Shrugs:
315 x 8
370 x 5
420 x 5

Pull Ups (For the hell of it...)
BW x 10, BW + 25 x 8, BW + 30 x 8

Underhand Pulldowns
170 x 8 x 3

Good Mornings
95 x 8 x 3

Med Ball Decline Sit Ups
2 x 10


Had a great atmosphere at the gym today. The Saturday morning bench crew was in due to everybody going out late tonight. I wasn't even sure if I would be able to go in today. I was at the Music City Bowl last night in Nashville. It was a six hour drive and the game didn't end until 11. We got stuck in traffic and didn't get home until 5:00 this morning. Slept from 11:30 to 2:30 in the van (which wasn't much sleep actually). I drove the last leg from 2:30 to 5:00. Then I got up at 9:00 to lift at 10:00. Needed some serious motivation getting up and going. Brought a few ammonia caps, a lot of Rage Against the Machine on the way to the gym, and screaming training partners did the trick. I love this sport!

Here is a video of the 430 (Sorry Hopper, I didn't video the sumo pulls on speed today. Any help on conventional would be great too.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OXQwzTmk-M

Brian Hopper
12-31-2010, 02:43 PM
Good job on the PR!!!!! The first thing I saw was you let all your air out once you started pulling. Also, I think your feet might be a little to wide for your build. Try to fill your belly full of air and you want to do that so you can push off on your belt. I'm not very good at picking whats wrong with someones conventional pull like I can a sumo pull. I know it's weird since I am a conventional puller, lol. I'll take a look at it later tonight and see if there is anything else I can find. Happy New Year!!!!

smallwoodjt
12-31-2010, 03:26 PM
Good job on the PR!!!!! The first thing I saw was you let all your air out once you started pulling. Also, I think your feet might be a little to wide for your build. Try to fill your belly full of air and you want to do that so you can push off on your belt. I'm not very good at picking whats wrong with someones conventional pull like I can a sumo pull. I know it's weird since I am a conventional puller, lol. I'll take a look at it later tonight and see if there is anything else I can find. Happy New Year!!!!

Thanks for the advice! I will try to narrow my stance and keep my air in better. Anything else would be appreciated. Thanks again and have a happy new year also.

Brian Hopper
12-31-2010, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the advice! I will try to narrow my stance and keep my air in better. Anything else would be appreciated. Thanks again and have a happy new year also.

No problem, just try different foot placements and see what works best for you and what's more comfortable. Personally, I don't like my feet that wide because I can't get my hips down into a good pulling position.

smallwoodjt
01-02-2011, 01:46 PM
DE Bench:

185 + 60 pounds of chain x 9 x 3 (Varying grips)

DB Incline Bench:

80 x 15 x 3

Purple Band Pushdowns

3 x 15

DB Rolling Tricep Extensions

35 x 10 x 5

Face Pulls (Red Band)

3 x 20

Just getting work done today. Really trying to stay tight on all my bench sets and working on leg drive. I finished up quickly today and got some protein in me. Feeling a little run down today from the week due to weird sleep hours. School starts back up tomorrow, ready for the kiddies to be a little crazy on the first day back. My lifting buddy from last year came in today. I let him use my Rage X single ply and he hit a 30 pound PR of 455 at 19 years old and 200 pounds. He is a freak with a crazy arch. He'll be well into the fives this summer if he trains hard. Excited to see him make such a big lift. Meet is less than a month away now. Dialing it in...

Brian Hopper
01-02-2011, 04:13 PM
Good job on the speed day!!! What meet are you doing? That is pretty impressive, 19@200 putting up that much weight already. My best at 19 was 525@241 in a Inzer double denim closed back. I also bench with a flat back and no leg drive, haha. I wish I knew back then what I know now.

smallwoodjt
01-03-2011, 07:50 PM
Good job on the speed day!!! What meet are you doing? That is pretty impressive, 19@200 putting up that much weight already. My best at 19 was 525@241 in a Inzer double denim closed back. I also bench with a flat back and no leg drive, haha. I wish I knew back then what I know now.

Thanks! He is definitely strong and a good athlete. From day one, he was trained by my grandpa who has been in the bench game for over 30 years...so he had a great foundation. That's a huge bench at 19 in your case though. Great job man!
We really do have a strong team of younger lifters. We have two 165 guys that are benching 400 RAW at 17 and 18 years old. Due to it being a bench only type of gym, I'm trying to convert guys to the other two lifts. I think it is going well...they all committed to doing a meet this summer. We are gonna travel together, should be a good time. Thanks again for the encouragement.

smallwoodjt
01-03-2011, 07:52 PM
Oh...forgot about the meet. I am going to do a Son Light Power Meet in Indianapolis on January 30. I'm really just doing this one to get my feet wet competing. I'll look into something more formal when it comes to my second meet this summer.

smallwoodjt
01-03-2011, 07:59 PM
Box Squat to 12" Box

135 x ?
135 + 80 pounds of chain x 2 x 5 sets
185 + 80 pounds of chain x 2 x 3 sets (Last set, felt like speed was too slow...)
155 + 80 pounds of chain x 2 x 4 sets

Leg Press

480 x 15, 570 x 10, 660 x 10

Leg Extensions

130 x 10 x 4 sets

Incline Med Ball Sit-Ups

3 x 10


First day back to school went surprisingly well. Trying to make sure to keep stress levels down at work. With work + masters work + baseball coaching + grading papers + bills, etc, I need to keep training intense and focused. Felt good with the workout today. Definitely looking to hit some big PR's in the next few weeks.

Brian Hopper
01-03-2011, 08:10 PM
Wow, that's alot of strong *** teenagers!!! Back when I was a teen, I was much stronger raw then I am now but I'm alot stronger in gear now then I was then. It's cool you guys will all travel together and do a meet. Training with a big team like that really helps. We had a big crew, but most of them branched off to strongman training. We still help each other out at meets and in the gym.

smallwoodjt
01-03-2011, 08:34 PM
Definitely great having guys all pumped about the sport and supporting each other at meets and in training.

Quick question if you have time man...Do you guys have a PR board? We've had some gym drama over the last few weeks to the point where our PR board was erased all together. Nobody wanted to be the form Nazi, so ridiculous red lights were being put up as PR's. Some hostility ensued, and it turned into a petty argument with sides taken and everything. How have you seen this handled in the past or at your gym? Not really sure how I feel about it.

Brian Hopper
01-03-2011, 09:12 PM
No, we don't have a PR board. I usually just keep track of my own PR's. It sucks that your board got erased. Hopefully you guys can get it straightened out.

smallwoodjt
01-05-2011, 05:14 PM
Bench:

Bar x ?
135 x ?
185 x 8
225 x 5 x 2
275 x 2
300 x 2
325 x 2 (PR!)

DB Bench:

100 x 10
110 x 10
120 x 10 (All time PR! Been wanting this one for a long time.)

Tricep Pushdowns:

3 x 8

Rolling DB Extensions:

40 x 10 x 3, 55 x 10 x 2, 65 x 8

Purple Band Pushdowns:

2 x 12

Machine Fly:

2 sets of lots (mainly rehab from strained pec last year...)

Brian Hopper
01-05-2011, 06:45 PM
Good job on the PR!!!!

smallwoodjt
01-09-2011, 06:41 AM
Deadlift:

135 x ?
185 x 8
225 x 6
275 x 3
315 x 3
365 x 1
405 x 1
440 x 1 (PR!)

Power Shrugs:
225 x 10, 275 x 5, 315 x 5, 365 x 5

SLD:

3 x 5 w/ 225

DB Row:

3 x 5 w/ 100

Underhand Pulldown:

3 x 5 w/ 190

Blue Band Good Mornings:

2 x 15

Great day today! Everything keeps moving forward. I know my big problem on this deadlift PR was holding my air in. For whatever reason, when I'm straining, I want to let the air out. Need to fix this problem ASAP. Moved my feet closer together and this seemed to help. I feel like I have another 20 pounds in me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMqW1-CKXJU

smallwoodjt
01-09-2011, 06:44 AM
Speed Bench w/ 80 Pounds of Chain:

135 x 3 x 9 (Varied grips every three sets)

Barbell Incline:

185 x 8, 205 x 8, 225 x 8

DB Incline:

80 x 15, 90 x 15

Rope Pushdowns

130 x 10 x 3

DB Rolling Extensions

35 x 10 x 6

Purple Band Pushdowns

2 x 15

Red Band Face Pulls

2 x Lots

Brian Hopper
01-09-2011, 09:22 AM
Good job on the PR Ty!!!! You look more comfortable with your feet closer, how do you like it? Did it feel better? Also, you really do need to try and keep your belly full of air. You use that to push off on your belt. You might be good for another 10-15lbs more if done correctly. Nice work though, keep pushing!!!!!

Kiff
01-09-2011, 10:49 AM
Nice work mate.

smallwoodjt
01-09-2011, 06:03 PM
Good job on the PR Ty!!!! You look more comfortable with your feet closer, how do you like it? Did it feel better? Also, you really do need to try and keep your belly full of air. You use that to push off on your belt. You might be good for another 10-15lbs more if done correctly. Nice work though, keep pushing!!!!!

I actually started to go to my normal foot placement and then remembered at the last second to move them in. I felt A LOT stronger with my feet closer. I thought for sure that I would be in a "commit to the pull" type situation, but it felt smooth (I actually had to edit the video due to me saying, "That felt f***in' light".) Thanks again on the advice. I'm really gonna drill keeping my air in this week. I know that will make a huge difference.

Brian Hopper
01-10-2011, 01:50 PM
I actually started to go to my normal foot placement and then remembered at the last second to move them in. I felt A LOT stronger with my feet closer. I thought for sure that I would be in a "commit to the pull" type situation, but it felt smooth (I actually had to edit the video due to me saying, "That felt f***in' light".) Thanks again on the advice. I'm really gonna drill keeping my air in this week. I know that will make a huge difference.

I'm happy to hear that it worked out for you. So we fixed your feet placement, now lets work on keeping your air in. You can also move your feet in a little bit closer, if you wanted to. Just work with it and see whats more comfortable. Do you have a speed day for deadlifts?

smallwoodjt
01-10-2011, 05:22 PM
I'm happy to hear that it worked out for you. So we fixed your feet placement, now lets work on keeping your air in. You can also move your feet in a little bit closer, if you wanted to. Just work with it and see whats more comfortable. Do you have a speed day for deadlifts?

I don't currently have a speed day for deadlifts as of right now. I have been box squatting and doing more quad dominant stuff on Monday, then Friday Deadlifting. I do some speed pulls after deadlifting. I plan on going to a more Westside template after this meet. I can do some light work or speed work on Mondays for the next few weeks to reinforce form?

smallwoodjt
01-10-2011, 05:27 PM
Parallel Box Squat:

135 x ?
185 x 8
225 x 5
275 x 5
315 x 3
365 x 2

Leg Press:

560 x 10, 560 x 10, 650 x 8

Bulgarian Split Squat:

45's x 8, 60's x 8, 65's x 8

Leg Extensions:

110 x 8 x 3

Purple Band Leg Extensions:

1 x 20

Brian Hopper
01-10-2011, 07:18 PM
I don't currently have a speed day for deadlifts as of right now. I have been box squatting and doing more quad dominant stuff on Monday, then Friday Deadlifting. I do some speed pulls after deadlifting. I plan on going to a more Westside template after this meet. I can do some light work or speed work on Mondays for the next few weeks to reinforce form?

When you do speed pulls after your regular deadlifting, you should try different foot placements and see what you like.

Coke
01-10-2011, 08:22 PM
Good luck in your first comp, and all your future goals.

smallwoodjt
01-12-2011, 08:10 PM
Bench:

Bar x ?
135 x ?
185 x 10
225 x 8
225 x 5
275 x 3
300 x 1
315 x 1
335 x 1 (10 pound PR! This was an absolute smoke show! I can't wait for the meet!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL7L5CxndhQ

DB Bench:

90 x 10, 100 x 10, 120 x 10

Purple Band Pushdowns:

50 total reps

DB Rolling Extensions:

45 x 10 x 5

DB Curls

45 x 10 x 2

****The guy spotting me in the background is my grandpa, Wayne Smallwood. He is about to turn 70 years old. Everything I've learned about benching has come from his knowledge. I think there is something about the mojo he gives when he hands the weight off...comes from 50 years of competitive lifting I guess. Always feels good when I hit a PR with him there.

smallwoodjt
01-12-2011, 08:15 PM
Good luck in your first comp, and all your future goals.

Thanks man! I really appreciate the encouragement!

Brian Hopper
01-12-2011, 08:47 PM
Nice work on the PR, it looked smooth bro!!!!

smallwoodjt
01-14-2011, 04:55 PM
Deadlift:

Really thorough warm up: 5 mins walking on treadmill, foam rolling (10 passes on everything), Defranco's Agile 8...

Bar x ?
135 x 10 x 2
185 x 8
225 x 5
275 x 5
315 x 3
365 x 1
405 x 1
445 x 1 PR! This was very easy! Being the last really heavy week before the meet, I wanted to hit a big PR, so I thought, "add some weight"
480 x 1 HUGE PR! I was so happy about this, I almost hugged everybody...no homo. lol

*** I really grinded this last one out, but I tried to keep my air in the best that I could. This was definitely a max rep. Thanks to Hopper for advice on foot placement and keeping air in --- it has helped tremendously! I have officially added 85 pounds to my 1 RM in 10 weeks!!! Sorry for no video, my regular guys weren't in the gym, so I didn't ask anybody...to be honest too, I was so in the zone today, I didn't care about the video.

DB Rows

90 x 5, 100 x 5, 110 x 5

Underhand Pulldowns

170 x 5, 190 x 5, 210 x 5

Power Shrugs

315 x 5 x 3

Good Mornings

95 x 8 x 2

Barbell 45 Degree Hypers

65 x 5 x 3

Brian Hopper
01-14-2011, 05:09 PM
Awesome work Ty, good job on the PR!!!! When is the meet?

smallwoodjt
01-14-2011, 09:17 PM
Awesome work Ty, good job on the PR!!!! When is the meet?

The meet is the 30th of this month. I was planning on just working up to my opener next week and then going really light / preparing the week of the meet. Does this sound like a plan?

Brian Hopper
01-15-2011, 08:58 AM
The meet is the 30th of this month. I was planning on just working up to my opener next week and then going really light / preparing the week of the meet. Does this sound like a plan?

So pretty much you only have next week left to train. So I would only do openers and then shut it down. Maybe do some light assistance work. But I wouldn't do anything past your opener. Is it a full meet or a push/pull?

The week after which would be the week of the meet, I would pretty much pull a sled and do some foam rolling and stretching. Alot of lifters like to do some light pump up stuff just to get blood moving, but that's up to you.

I personally like to just pull the sled and work my upper body and lower body that way on Monday and Tuesday only and then shut it down the rest of the week.

smallwoodjt
01-15-2011, 07:46 PM
It is a push/pull meet. I will hit some openers this week and pull the sled the week of the meet. What are your suggestions on calling attempts? I've heard that you should open with something you could triple: So for me that would be 425 Deadlift and 315 Bench...then go to a PR on the second attempt, so around 480 DL (I really grinded this out in training) and 340 Bench...then see where it goes?

Brian Hopper
01-15-2011, 08:15 PM
It is a push/pull meet. I will hit some openers this week and pull the sled the week of the meet. What are your suggestions on calling attempts? I've heard that you should open with something you could triple: So for me that would be 425 Deadlift and 315 Bench...then go to a PR on the second attempt, so around 480 DL (I really grinded this out in training) and 340 Bench...then see where it goes?

You always want to open up with something you know you can get. Since this is your first meet then you want it to be a good one. No matter what you do, it's going to be a PR. Next week when you do openers, work up to 425 and 315 and see how it feels. I wouldn't go any heavier then that for an opener. Then your second attempts are going to be based on how your first lifts went and same with your thirds. So on your bench, you can go: 315-340-350 and for your deadlift: 425-480-500. Or you can go: 300-325-345 and 405-455-485. Let's see how your openers go and see how they feel next week. Can you record them both?

The #1 thing to remember is "GET ON THE BOARD"

smallwoodjt
01-15-2011, 08:22 PM
Great advice. I will video both openers this week and post them up. Thanks again man. I should buy you something after this, hahaha.

Brian Hopper
01-15-2011, 08:47 PM
Great advice. I will video both openers this week and post them up. Thanks again man. I should buy you something after this, hahaha.

No problem Ty, anything I can do to help!!!

smallwoodjt
01-17-2011, 06:02 PM
Pause Squats w/ 80 pounds of chain:

135 x 5
155 x 2
185 x 2 x 5

Leg Press

3 x 10

Leg Extensions

3 x 10

Purple Band Leg Curls

2 x 15

Green Band Standing Abs

2 x 10

smallwoodjt
01-19-2011, 08:37 PM
Bench Press:

Bar x ?
135 x 10 x 2
185 x 5
225 x 5 x 2
275 x 3
300 x 1
315 x 1 (Tried to get video here, but was messed up by camera guy...)
315 x 1 (Got this one...Felt really easy even if the speed is a little slow. I wasn't sure if I was going to pause or not)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P-SnlCWz6k

DB Bench:
90 x 15 x 3

Rope Pushdowns:

3 x 12

DB Rolling Extensions:

3 x 10

Reverse Band Light Ultra Wide Bench: (Getting some blood to my pec tendon to make sure we are good for the meet)

135 x 50

Brian Hopper
01-20-2011, 09:15 AM
Nice work on your bench opener, it looked alittle slow off the chest but your lockout was fast. That weight shouldn't be a problem on the day of the meet. Just from watching that clip, I would say maybe go 330-335 on your second and then go 345-350 on your third for a PR. Or if your opener feels alot better and was alot faster then it did in the video, you can go 340 on your second to match your PR and then go 350-355 on your third.

smallwoodjt
01-23-2011, 09:16 AM
Deadlift:

135 x 5 x 3
185 x 5
225 x 5
275 x 3
315 x 1
365 x 1
405 x 1
425 x 1

***Sorry for such a build up on the video, I didn't feel like editing it and nobody was in the gym yesterday afternoon.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57rQZDZDzZQ

Did some ab work after this...

Brian Hopper
01-23-2011, 05:22 PM
That one didn't look bad either. I would stand with the weight a little bit longer at lockout. You should be ready to go next weekend!!!

smallwoodjt
01-30-2011, 06:13 PM
I'll get a video up in a little bit, but my meet was definitely a success. Although the meet was incredibly ghetto, I kind of expected that from SLP. The head guy was a great person though, even though the event was literally held in a jazzercise room. The rulings as always apparently were not very strict. Overall though, I was incredibly happy with my performance. I walked out with two PR's on the day.

Bench:

315 - Good lift.
340 - Good lift and five pound PR!
350 - Miss

Deadlift:

425 - Good lift
460 - Good lift
500 - Good lift and 20 POUND PR! I was thrilled with this lift! I was extremely close to hitching, but I think it continued to go up. Oh well, I got it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQsiGnC-iyc

I'd like to really thank Brian Hopper for helping me prepare for this meet and calling attempts. Your help was extremely appreciated!

4g64fiero
01-30-2011, 06:22 PM
Good job man. You got a 500lb deadlift in competition!

Brian Hopper
01-30-2011, 06:32 PM
Awesome work Ty!!!! I'm glad I was able to help you out some. I'm looking forward to seeing the video. What happened with the 350? Did you miss at the top or bottom?

smallwoodjt
01-30-2011, 07:15 PM
Awesome work Ty!!!! I'm glad I was able to help you out some. I'm looking forward to seeing the video. What happened with the 350? Did you miss at the top or bottom?

I actually missed about three inches off my chest...Usually, anything I get off my chest, I can lock out. Not really sure what happened...The video should be up now.

smallwoodjt
01-30-2011, 07:17 PM
Good job man. You got a 500lb deadlift in competition!

Thanks man! I really appreciate it!

Brian Hopper
01-31-2011, 10:16 AM
That was a nice fight on your last pull!!! Thanks for the props at the end of the video.

Brian Hopper
04-21-2011, 03:08 PM
Where you at?????