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Chris Rodgers
08-31-2003, 09:41 AM
APF/AAPF No Limits


Things were very shaky from the start and didn't go to well, but I did fight back and at least got a PR squat and total. This is how it went:

weight- 145.5


Squat:
1st- 440xmiss(moved down about an inch, lost balance and stood back up, lift over)
2nd- 475xmiss(I think the low rack height messed me up and I went down a bit funny)
3rd- 475x 3 whites- EZ. Do or die. Went down strong and deep and shot out of the hole.

Bench:
1st- 245x3 whites- EZ
2nd- 275xmiss (little more than half-way)
3rd- 275xmiss (about the same)

I was getting a great pop out of the bottom, but then just hit a wall. I'm really not liking this because all my board numbers are up and my bench is not.

Subtotal- 720

Deadlift:
1st- 450x 3 whites- EZ
2nd- 500xmiss(knees)
3rd- 500xmiss(just under knees)


Man I wanted that 500 so bad, but I was sooo shot after the long day.


Total- 1170(way lower than expected). I also only hit 3/9 which is terrible, but at least better than a bomb.


What did make me feel better is that all of my lifters did great! I was soo proud of all of them for just giving it their best and making some good choices on attempts. They really seemed to listen to what I have been teaching them and all came home with trophies and PR's. My GF hit over 2xbw deadlift with a PR 250. My "little" cousin who is bigger than me, but just turned 16 hit a huge raw PR bench of 260 and dead of 440. Two of my other training partners hit PR's on the deadlift(one being his first meet, the other his first sanctioned). Another friend of mine brought his sister down and they both did great. He threw on my first Inzer Poly bench shirt and he weighs 50 lbs more than me. He hit a huge PR of 360@198 that he had to fight for what felt like 30 seconds, but never gave up. My first regular training partner when I started powerlifting had recently taken time off for a few months because his mind wasn't into it and his work hours are ridiculous. He comes back and smoked a 525 pull @180 and narrowly missed 545.

And last, but not least I want to thank all that made the meet happen. CT did a great job and with the help of all Team Taylor it was a very good meet. Can't wait to do some more of them. I also want to give my congrats to Vinnie, Cathy, Jay and Ed for some great lifting and thank Pete and Eric for helping me with my equipment and motivation. I'll be back bigger and stronger in december. Time to do the work now.

PowerManDL
08-31-2003, 09:45 AM
Good work Chris.

You gave it a run, and all it means is you know what you've got to work on for the next one ;)

unshift
08-31-2003, 09:45 AM
congrats! excellent lifts... it sounds like it was a lot of fun

chris mason
08-31-2003, 10:07 AM
Good job dude! You are going to have days like that, everyone, even the best do.

Delphi
08-31-2003, 01:47 PM
Congrats, Latty. I guess your total is disappointing to you, but I would kill for a 1170 total. What do you think happened on bench press and deadlift? What do you plan on doing to fix them?

the doc
08-31-2003, 08:57 PM
great work yo! Every competition gives you more experience and you'll kepp getting better

Paul Stagg
09-02-2003, 07:29 AM
Great job.

Was the bench in a DD?

-TIM-
09-02-2003, 11:31 AM
Great numbers. Sounds like your lifters had a good day too. I'd love to compete sometime down the road. Good job man, keep it up.

WillKuenzel
09-02-2003, 01:31 PM
Even though it wasn't what you were expecting, those are still some damn good numbers dude! Great job! Awesome to hear that the team did so well too.

Anthony
09-02-2003, 09:40 PM
Good work, bro! It's funny that I always compare my lifts to yours, even though I'm bigger (and much better looking ;)) than you. Keep up the good work!!

benchmonster
09-04-2003, 01:05 PM
That is great. Good to see folks competing and not just talking about being a powerlifter. Keep at it, and before you know it, you will be hitting those numbers in warmups.

B.

Chris Rodgers
09-04-2003, 06:37 PM
Thanks everyone for the positive feedback.


I think my main reason for not doing as well as I'd like is that it seems I always drop a few lbs the week of the meet and I believe this affects my performance. Most of my training is done at ~149-152 lbs and I competed at ~145. This next meet I'm just gonna eat until the meet and hope to weigh between 160-165. I'll see how my performance goes there. It will be my last meet as a Junior.


Paul- yes, DD. Today I tried an open back poly for the first time and hit that 275 that stopped me 5 days ago. I'll experiment with both shirts going into this meet.


BM- My next meet is going to be the APF Southern States in FL. Are any of your guys going to that one? I can't wait.

DK
09-06-2003, 03:37 PM
You get to travel all the way down to Fl. for a meet? That's awesome. Quite a trip.