View Full Version : First PL meet today

12-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Hey guys,

Today I competed in my first meet. I thought it would be a nice little meet where I could just get some numbers under my belt. Turned out to have some pretty cool dudes come from pretty far away to compete. I met Mr. Bill Ellis too :)

APA-WPA 18-19 yr Old div. 181 lbs ~ 176.2

1st: 365, wrapped up too early, knees caved in, but still got the lift
2nd: 390, went much better and faster than 365
3rd: 410, went for it just for kicks, went too deep and couldn't get out of the hole

1st: 210, went okay
2nd: 220, stalled half-way up, almost cramped up in my lower back
3rd: 230, best out of the 3 attempts, good lift

1st: 380, good lift, actually my gym max w/o chalk
2nd: 415, good lift, wasn't planning on making the lift
3rd: 450, no lift, just for laughs, I actually got it off the floor before it looked like I had a seizure
Total: 1035

I was happy to have competed against other lifters, I was also surprised at how friendly they were. I thought I'd post how my meet went since this site is one of the reasons I was motivated to be a part of competitive Powerlifting. I'd also like to thank you guys for the wealth of information I have found here!

12-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Great job bro!

12-01-2012, 08:11 PM
Thank You!

12-01-2012, 10:25 PM
Welcome to the world of powerlifting! You will meet some of the nicest people big and small at your future meets. Great job on all of your lifts!

12-01-2012, 11:45 PM
Thank you! I was happy to be surrounded by people who love the sport and enjoy it so much.

12-02-2012, 07:05 AM
Good stuff. Congrats!

Brian Hopper
12-02-2012, 04:25 PM
Great job!

12-02-2012, 07:40 PM
Thanks you guys!

chris mason
12-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Good work at the meet and in competing.

12-02-2012, 11:07 PM
Thank you very much, it means a whole lot :)

12-03-2012, 09:26 AM
Great meet results. Solid numbers for 181. Congrats

12-04-2012, 09:35 PM
envious of the squat man. pretty much same weight age and numbers as me. I have been contemplating going to meet myself just to see what happens.

12-04-2012, 09:41 PM
Dude, it is tons of fun, I had so much adrenaline pumping and got too nervous, but there's nothing to be nervous about. It's just you and the bar. Just get out there like all the guys here say, get some numbers under your belt in a meet... The rest is up to you, your hunger for the Iron can only grow :)

12-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Congratulations on a good first meet.

Tim K
12-06-2012, 08:35 AM
Fantastic first meet! Great job on your squat and deadlift!

12-06-2012, 09:27 AM
Thank you guys! My bench is lagging kinda bad... Have to work on that one haha

Tim K
12-06-2012, 10:04 AM
Thank you guys! My bench is lagging kinda bad... Have to work on that one haha

The bench is often the slowest to progress. Keep at it and the numbers will go up!

12-08-2012, 07:06 AM
The bench is often the slowest to progress. Keep at it and the numbers will go up!

Why is that? I felt in my first meet that my bench was lagging also.

Tim K
12-08-2012, 07:17 AM
Jim Wendler - Of the major lifts, the bench press and the press are always the last to mature. A lifter can enjoy five or more years of steady gains in the squat, power clean, and deadlift but still suffer numerous setbacks, plateaus, and frustration in the pressing game. This is the natural order of the lifting world, especially for those that aren't physically gifted in the bench press.

12-08-2012, 11:22 PM
Nice meet. Now you know what numbers you have to beat at your next meet.

12-09-2012, 01:41 AM
Thank you hoot! Tim, Thank you for that quote from Jim. He's a hilarious guy with tons of information.

Tim K
12-09-2012, 07:36 AM
Jim is far more knowledgeable than me and says it better anyway. :D

12-09-2012, 09:43 AM
Haha, Hey, Any knowledge I can take in from much more experienced lifters is knowledge I will happily absorb. Just like Dave Tate mentioned in one of his articles, he said he didn't listen to veteran lifters which eventually led him to get injured. And if a Vet lifter is giving me advice, it must be for a reason.