IPA 2010 New Jersey Powerlifting Championships - Jan 30, 2010
Weigh Ins - Woke up and the scale read 273. Had a small breakfast and coffee and drove to the meet. Initial weigh in had me at 277. I came back about 20 minutes later and made weight at 274.
465 - Good Lift
500 - Good Lift
520 - Good Lift.
The 520 is also known as the ugliest squat ever. Not only did I have some sort of spasm that caused me to twist and come up faster on one side then the other, the bar rolled and tweaked my shoulder and elbow pretty good. Looking at the video I cant tell if I am off center in my initial setup. Either way I should have someone beind me making sure I am centered. It seems to me that as fast as my hips rise in the squat I should be able to squat a bunch more raw if I can get my head to move in concert with them.
325 - Good Lift
350 - Good Lift
370 - No Lift
The 325 felt very very easy. I was suprised at how dificult the 350 was. During warm ups my elbows were screaming at me from the last squat. Either way, I felt strong enough coming in to hit that 370. My right shoulder wasn't feeling 100% so the plan is to really hit the prehab work hard because the next option is getting the labrum fixed.
630 - Good Lift
680 - Good Lift
705 - Good Lift
Moved my deadlift opener up 5 lbs so that I would have an even 1500. In the end I figured after the way 680 moved, that a 730 pull and 1600 total was more of a long shot so I went to 705 to secure a raw 700+ pull and 1575 total.
I was hoping for 1600, but going 8 for 9 is a good meet. I need to fix those squat issues and really work on my strengthening my shoulder girdle. My bench, while it hasnt necessarily stagnated, is not moving the way I would like it to. Someone I know made a comment as I was leaving about the lack of excitment I had on my last deadlift. Well, if I was satisfied with that lift I might as well stop training. One mediocre lift does not a lifter make. Time to get back to work....