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It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    APA Meet Report

    Not really sure where to start since I had the worst night of my life before my meet on Saturday. I found out that my fiance has been cheating on me and I spent the whole night talking/yelling at her and throwing up. I got about 3 1/2 hours of sleep and lost about 6 pounds before my comp. I weighed 180 on Friday night and weighed in at 174 on Saturday.

    Despite everything that happened I had an excellent meet. I hit a 15lb PR on my bench and at 25lb PR on my deadlift. I was very please with my performance. I made all 6 attempts (push/pull contest). Here is my YouTube page where you can see all my lifts. I didn't want to post 6 vids in this forum.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Droll668.../5/-c-nyrY8HOU

    Thank you everyone from WBB for answering my question w/ training and supplements!
    Last edited by Jeff Garvin; 07-13-2009 at 08:53 AM.
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    Squat - 295lbs
    Bench - 240lbs
    Deadlift - 430lbs
    Total: 965lbs

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    Sorry to hear about the personal issues, but great job at the meet. Congrats on the PRs. On an irrelevant point, that is probably the quietest meet I've ever heard, literally dead silence.
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    Damn Jeff, sorry about the girl and sorry about missing your meet. We had a guy who was going to compete and he backed out weeks ago due to a shoulder problem. I completely forgot you'd be there. For future reference please shoot me a pm or email a few days before you compete so I can make every effort to get there.

    Great job fighting through adversity. I know it does not help much now, but the next girl is always better than the last. You'll find a great girl. In the meantime keep pounding the weights and hitting pr's.
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    That 430 lbs deadlift looked disturbingly easy. Excellent job staying focused at the meet. Much respect!

    Was that a bit of a Freudian slip spelling Fiance as finance? You usually don't have to call them that until after you're married. (I know, probably spell check, but hoped to lighten the mood anyway.)

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    Sorry to hear about your EX, but Congrats on a PR meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    That 430 lbs deadlift looked disturbingly easy. Excellent job staying focused at the meet. Much respect!

    Was that a bit of a Freudian slip spelling Fiance as finance? You usually don't have to call them that until after you're married. (I know, probably spell check, but hoped to lighten the mood anyway.)
    Yeah, I probably could of done about 440-450lbs. Yea it was a spelling error. I'm still in a funk and I wanted to get my thread up. Thanks everyone again!!! :/
    Last edited by Jeff Garvin; 07-13-2009 at 08:55 AM.
    26 - 6'0"@183lbs http://www.youtube.com/user/Droll6683
    Squat - 295lbs
    Bench - 240lbs
    Deadlift - 430lbs
    Total: 965lbs

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    "I know the true strength of a man is not in how much he can lift but how high he can lift others." -Dave Tate
    SFW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Garvin View Post
    Yeah, I probably could of done about 440-450lbs. Yea it was a spelling error. I'm still in a funk and I wanted to get my thread up. Thanks everyone again!!! :/
    I hate it for ya... Keep your chin up, keep SFW! Other than that, time is the only thing that will help. That and knowing you kicked some serious ass at your meet with every reason not to bother showing.

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    Great job at the meet Jeff and best wishes to you as you sort things out and move forward.
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    Congratulations on your bp & dl pr!
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    Great job overcoming adversity to PR at your meet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    I hate it for ya... Keep your chin up, keep SFW! Other than that, time is the only thing that will help. That and knowing you kicked some serious ass at your meet with every reason not to bother showing.
    Yea, I almost didn't go because of the lack of sleep and the constant throwing up. My friends and family told me to do it cause of the hard work of training I had put into it the past 2 months. I'm very glad I did it and learn alot about myself and meet some new peopele. Thank you again for everyone taking the time to read this post.
    26 - 6'0"@183lbs http://www.youtube.com/user/Droll6683
    Squat - 295lbs
    Bench - 240lbs
    Deadlift - 430lbs
    Total: 965lbs

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    "I know the true strength of a man is not in how much he can lift but how high he can lift others." -Dave Tate
    SFW!

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    Congrats on the PR's under less than ideal conditions.
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    Impressive pal when your in that state of mind. Very nice DL. Keep trucking
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    Congrats on the PR's under less than ideal conditions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Impressive pal when your in that state of mind. Very nice DL. Keep trucking
    Thank you! I guess when you put your mind to something you can do anything!
    26 - 6'0"@183lbs http://www.youtube.com/user/Droll6683
    Squat - 295lbs
    Bench - 240lbs
    Deadlift - 430lbs
    Total: 965lbs

    "If you lift Mickey Mouse poundage’s, all you’re going to get is a Mickey Mouse body." -Stuart McRobert
    "I know the true strength of a man is not in how much he can lift but how high he can lift others." -Dave Tate
    SFW!

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    Congrats on your meet PRs in the midst of a bad situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Garvin View Post
    Not really sure where to start since I had the worst night of my life before my meet on Saturday. I found out that my fiance has been cheating on me and I spent the whole night talking/yelling at her and throwing up. I got about 3 1/2 hours of sleep and lost about 6 pounds before my comp. I weighed 180 on Friday night and weighed in at 174 on Saturday.

    Despite everything that happened I had an excellent meet. I hit a 15lb PR on my bench and at 25lb PR on my deadlift. I was very please with my performance. I made all 6 attempts (push/pull contest). Here is my YouTube page where you can see all my lifts. I didn't want to post 6 vids in this forum.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Droll668.../5/-c-nyrY8HOU

    Thank you everyone from WBB for answering my question w/ training and supplements!
    Wow, that's tough news man. Good lifts despite the personal issues. I hope all goes well.
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    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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