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    APA Missouri State Meet

    Went to another one of Rodney's meets today and it was a great time. My plan was to get a PR squat, some good work in the shirt, and see how my dl felt. Well, my plan apparently didn't matter, haha. And to top it off, I weighed in at 277.2 so I was in the 308's.

    Squat - felt good in warmups but had bar positioning issues.
    875 - miss, bar too high, got out of groove
    875 - good
    900 - miss

    Bench - opened raw to make sure I got one in
    365 - good
    580 - miss, rolled off my wrist
    580 - touched! and then I got stalled at lockout. This was a huge improvement over last week though - got some great ideas from people on shirt work.

    Deadlift - my back was toast at this point!
    635 - felt like a ton, but good
    665 - miss at the knees
    665 sumo - miss, but got some feedback that maybe I'm built to pul sumo. Since I'm out of strongman for the time being, I may try this. My pull has gone down steadily since I took out the strongman work. i think the lack of back endurance has something to do with it.

    Overall, I learned some lessons. One being that you can't mess around with your training the last 2 weeks leading up when using gear. I need my tech dialed in a little more. The other is that I should not drive 4.5 hours in the morning of to lift.. Huge thanks to Sean who had a great day that I'll let him tell you about. Also, thanks to Matt Reynolds, Will (Derek's training partner), and Binford for spotting and helping with my bench efforts.

    Great big thanks goes to At Large Nutrition, APT Pro Gear, and Synergy Health and Wellness because without them this meet wouldn't have been possible.

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    875 squat, not that good of a meet...

    you are new to shirted benching, i think once you get your technique down you'll be fine.

    good job man, and dont be discouraged.
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    Not discouraged just frustrated. Thanks Lones

    Found out the squat is a Missouri State Record for the APA so that's cool.

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    Killer work on touching the 580 bud!!! Thats great! You'll get to takin care of business very soon I'm sure


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    Great squat and good attempts dont worry about the Missed attempts youll hit them next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    Went to another one of Rodney's meets today and it was a great time. My plan was to get a PR squat, some good work in the shirt, and see how my dl felt. Well, my plan apparently didn't matter, haha. And to top it off, I weighed in at 277.2 so I was in the 308's.

    Squat - felt good in warmups but had bar positioning issues.
    875 - miss, bar too high, got out of groove
    875 - good
    900 - miss

    Bench - opened raw to make sure I got one in
    365 - good
    580 - miss, rolled off my wrist
    580 - touched! and then I got stalled at lockout. This was a huge improvement over last week though - got some great ideas from people on shirt work.

    Deadlift - my back was toast at this point!
    635 - felt like a ton, but good
    665 - miss at the knees
    665 sumo - miss, but got some feedback that maybe I'm built to pul sumo. Since I'm out of strongman for the time being, I may try this. My pull has gone down steadily since I took out the strongman work. i think the lack of back endurance has something to do with it.

    Overall, I learned some lessons. One being that you can't mess around with your training the last 2 weeks leading up when using gear. I need my tech dialed in a little more. The other is that I should not drive 4.5 hours in the morning of to lift.. Huge thanks to Sean who had a great day that I'll let him tell you about. Also, thanks to Matt Reynolds, Will (Derek's training partner), and Binford for spotting and helping with my bench efforts.

    Great big thanks goes to At Large Nutrition, APT Pro Gear, and Synergy Health and Wellness because without them this meet wouldn't have been possible.
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    Great work Ben, wish I could have made it.
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    you have good ones you have bad ones, either way you learn something every time. But the best thing to do is to always look to compete and compete as often as possible.

    Congrats on the meet.
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    Thanks guys

    Al - my schedule is crazy, but I haven't forgotten about your offer to come train.

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