View Full Version : First powerlifting competition completed!

05-14-2013, 01:31 PM
Just a local meet, but my first one.

350SQ 270BE 550DL @ 210#

Best gym lifts are 365SQ 255BE (with pause) 585DL

Had never done all 3 lifts back to back before, DL was a disappointment but the squat took a lot out of me.

Lot of fun, can't wait till the next one!

05-14-2013, 06:36 PM
Awesome. I bombed my first two meets so dont be too dissapointed. Nice work.

big ragu
05-14-2013, 07:03 PM
Shit, don't be disappointed, that's a big deadlift!! Great job!

05-14-2013, 07:48 PM
Congrats bro! I would love to do those numbers next month at my first competition. But that's just wishful thinking. hahahaha
Either way, nice job on your first. Keep it up!


05-15-2013, 10:37 AM
Thanks all for the words of encouragement.

I've had a few people mention and ask what's going on with my squat vs deadlift ratio.

Only thing I can draw from it is that I have pretty tight iliopsoas' so I have a tendency of squatting and deadlifting with my quads primarily.

When I try and drive through my heels I have no power whatsoever, especially with heavy squats I really start to ride up on my toes. I pay for it the next day with the squats as my knees ache, no problems with deadlifts though (I deadllift with a very rounded lower back due to the iliopsoas tightness too)

chris mason
05-16-2013, 09:05 PM
Nice work!

You don't want to keep pulling with a rounded lower back. That will lead to no good... Take a video of you squatting with correct form with a relatively light weight. If you can get into position properly it isn't a tightness issue, it is a strength issue. You have likely been squatting improperly so long you just have a major strength imbalance.

05-17-2013, 01:02 PM
Thanks -- I will do that.

Have my first strongman competition tomorrow, competing in the novice division. Stoked!