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Brian Hopper
09-22-2012, 08:16 PM
2012 R.A.W United North American Championship Meet results

Week of the meet
The weight cut wasn't as bad as my last meet. But I do think it hurt me this time around. All week I didn't do anything besides sleep and hang around the house. I didn't do anything to keep loose and mobile. This was just me being lazy. I wanted to get my back adjusted like I always do, but I didn't. Oh well, lesson learned, time to move on.

Squat
Everything was going good while I was warming up to squat, until my last set of 575 when my groin became sore and tender, WTF! I don't think it's anything major, but it did hurt to squat just my bodyweight. Doesn't matter, the show must go on, lol.

1st attempt: 625-Good
2nd attempt: 665-Good for a 10lb meet PR!
3rd attempt: 675- No good

Bench
Warming up for the bench went pretty well. I'm not a fan of the benches they use on the platform or warm-up area (very soft pads) My back was cramping up and my shoulder was still acting up from the OHP injury a couple weeks ago. It didn't hurt while pressing, so thank god for that! My last warm-up was 365?.? (I think) and it moved pretty good.

1st attempt: 420-Good
2nd attempt: 430-Good
3rd attempt: 440-No good

Deadlift
Everything felt pretty good warming up to deadlift. 405 is loaded on the bar, so I went and grabbed my belt and powder so I can have it ready for 495. When it was time for me to put my belt on, I noticed that I GRABBED THE WRONG BELT FROM MY HOUSE!!! I grabbed my old belt which happens to be my very first powerlifting belt when I was 17 years old. So of course it fit like a charm, lol. It must of brought me good luck!!!

1st attempt: 655-Good
2nd attempt: 705-Good for a 5lb meet PR
3rd attempt: 720-Good for a 20lb meet PR

Total
1815 for a 25lb meet PR

A big thanks to my wife and kids for supporting me and having my back! My wife is the best, she carried our 8 week old baby around for most of the day and still managed to get video of my attempts. Also, I want to thank Tone Barbaccio for his support and for helping me with my training. I have been working with him since January of this year and he helped me put 91lbs on my total in just 9 months of working with him. Thanks Tone, I really do appreciate it and i'm looking forward to working with you again!!! Last, I want to thank everyone that follows my training logs and youtube videos for their ongoing support.


Meet video
(Please excuse my wife, she got a little excited, lol)
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MarcusWild
09-22-2012, 09:35 PM
Congrats on the PRs!

Brian Hopper
09-22-2012, 09:42 PM
Congrats on the PRs!

Thanks alot Marcus!!!

Jonathan E
09-22-2012, 11:48 PM
Very nice. Really cool to have that wife/kid support ! Haha.

Brian Hopper
09-23-2012, 06:33 AM
Very nice. Really cool to have that wife/kid support ! Haha.

Thanks bro! It is cool, it's the best support someone can ask for.

ScottYard
09-23-2012, 06:37 AM
Strong quality lifts. Very impressive.

Brian Hopper
09-23-2012, 06:51 AM
Strong quality lifts. Very impressive.

Thanks alot Scott!!!

UncleAl
09-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Outstanding performance, Brian!!! Congrats on the PRs.

RFabsik
09-23-2012, 11:57 AM
Great work. Your lifts always long so strong, clean and deep.

Brian Hopper
09-23-2012, 01:00 PM
Outstanding performance, Brian!!! Congrats on the PRs.


Great work. Your lifts always long so strong, clean and deep.

Thanks guys!!!

J L S
09-23-2012, 02:41 PM
nice big total! last pull was awesome! as the others said, love how clean all the lifts are!

Brian Hopper
09-23-2012, 04:49 PM
nice big total! last pull was awesome! as the others said, love how clean all the lifts are!

Thanks bro!!!

krazylarry
09-23-2012, 05:01 PM
awesome lifts

chris mason
09-23-2012, 05:15 PM
Nice job! That's a nice total!

joey54
09-23-2012, 08:11 PM
Lucky belt did it for you today.

Brian Hopper
09-24-2012, 05:54 AM
awesome lifts
Thanks!!!


Nice job! That's a nice total!
Thanks Chris!!!


Lucky belt did it for you today.
It sure did, I'm just glad it still fit!

Beverly McD.
09-24-2012, 10:08 AM
Really great job Brian.
Your wife is Super Woman btw :bow:

Brian Hopper
09-24-2012, 10:14 AM
Really great job Brian.
Your wife is Super Woman btw :bow:

LOL, thanks Beverly!!!