beginning to train toward XPC semi finals in october which is in approximately 11-12 weeks away. looking forward to this new challenge under hopefully very strict conditions. i had always taken pride in being able to lift under any conditions presented but the previous few years that hasn't really been tested aside from the RPS meet i recently competed in. i hadn't been in that kind of strict conditions in over 4 years when john bott and bob youngs were judging at the pro am. the best lifters in the world should be held to the tightest standards in my opinion and i hope to be a part of that come march at the Arnold. Much like tiger woods speaking on conditions at the british open this year when he said (paraphrasing) i hope the wind picks up all day and conditions get extremely difficult, that's what separates the field and pushes the best to rise to the top.