I went in tonight only planning on hitting my opener of 570. That went smoothly. For some reason I just really wanted to go 605. I thought it would give me great confidence going into the meet. I hit a pr with it as my best ever prior was 600. I could have made it easier on myself had I not driven off my toes. I pushed off the balls of my feet instead of my heals. This happens once in a while and it drives me nuts.
I have now pushed 3 very good pr's consecutively in three weeks (this was also on only 6 days rest since my last ME unlike my usual 7). Next week is a deload and I will be fresher than ever for my meet on 8/8. My bodyweight is about 316. I'm going to try and pump it up to 320 by meet week, but I will make the cut to 308. 10-12lbs is an easy cut.
Thanks to our crew. Rhodes is an awesome coach and handler. Plus you guys would not believe it, he's actually getting in shape. He's getting abs. I don't care what they all say about you Matt, stick with it. DD, Josh, Drew, and Brian were all very helpful tonight and throughout the training cycle. Their lifting is coming along nicely also. Life is good!
I'm off to contrast shower. Good night all.
Very nice Vin. Weren't you SHW when you hit the 600 raw as well?
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Nice lifts, Vin!
5'8" 177 (meet PRs) ALL RAW
Bench - 290 (291) Pause reps Dead - 500 (479.5) Squat - 446 (430)
Total - 1236 (1168.4)
Goals: Bench - 280 met 1/19/09 new goal - 300 Squat - 435 met 11/28/09 new goal 475 Dead - 500 met 1/23/10 new goal 525
that is so awesome, i hope to be able to do that some day. all the powerlifters on this board are amazing.
Good lord man. That is straight up "Hall of Justice" material. Very inspiring.
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Best geared meet @ 242
1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
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665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
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Strong as hell Vin. Good luck on the 8th.
Good job Vincent!
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Nice work Vincent!
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Awesome press man!!! BTW, I have a meet on 8/8 also (push-pull), and I was planning on going to my "opener" next week, instead of deloading. Do you think thats a good idea?
Its what I usually do but I value your input a lot!
Older, lighter, stronger...good stuff
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Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.
Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
Squat - 475
Bench - 355
Dead - 500
Equipped... Only my 2nd geared meet!
Very very nice lift Vincent. Great job. Can't wait to see you lift.
NICE. I hope to deadlift 605 before I graduate XD
Stats: 11/15/07-First-meet--2nd Meet----3rd meet
Max Bench: 255---220-----------280------300
Max Squat: 405----395----------440------460
CHINUPS - Bodyweight + 135, x1, dead hang. Still working on the one arm chinup.
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Awesome press Big Man!!
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Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
F yeah bro! Awesome lift
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Best meet lifts @220 840/650/575
Best meet lifts @198 775/575/630
Best Raw Lifts @198 650/415/575
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Damn nice lift. I hope you kill it at the meet