I did a raw meet for the APA in Edison, NJ yesterday; it definitely went well. Weighed in at 158.5 the night before, ate/drank all day.
I starting foam rolling/dynamic stretching for the squats pretty much right when I got there. I couldn't loosen up my lower back or hips for **** and I was a bit worried. It felt like a wasn't getting depth and my back was rounding a little, but another lifter informed me that it I was getting depth on the warm-ups. It felt like I wasn't able to sit back right. Still, I opened with 315 and it felt light, which it should have. 350 was my 2nd; it felt pretty easy too. My main goal was to hit 385 for this meet, since 380 was the world record for my division. It felt really heavy when I unracked it, walking it out would have been hell. On my way up, I lost my balance a bit and my weight was on my toes, but I still got it. Here are the squat vids:
Warm-ups for bench felt good. The bench was a little low, but the big problem was that the uprights were fixed and the one sitting was like 2 inches too high, so I couldnt tuck my shoulders all the way. Opened at 190, felt good. Hit 210 for my second, the lock-out was kind of tough. 225 was just too heavy and I only got it 2 inches off my chest. I think I might have gotten 225 if I could have set up probably, but Im still happy with how things went.
190 - Wouldn't upload to photobucket for some reason. Not a problem
210 - http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...h.flv&newest=1
225 (miss) - http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...s.flv&newest=1
Warms-ups for deads felt alright, speed was a bit slow, but this is always the case for me. It took a while for the lifting to start after I was done warming up, so Ill take more time next time. Opened with 300, came off the floor easy enough. 315 for the second, came off the floor a bit slower. 330 for the third, came off the floor and I was thinking **** yea because whenever that happens I can lock it out.
300 - http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...d.flv&newest=1
315 - http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...d.flv&newest=1
330 - http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a60...d.flv&newest=1
Totaled 925, which was my goal (100lb PR from December 6th). It was definitely a great day and I met some cool people.