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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Competed for the first time in a belt+wraps yesterday

    As some of you know I am a multi-ply lifter and pretty much have been the entire time I have been powerlifting. The last time I competed was last summer(2010) and since then I have pretty much been training raw and really trying to adjust my training without gear and while working as an Ironworker which makes it tough.

    12/3 SSA Long Island Classic

    BWT- 161.0 lbs
    Class-165 open
    Gear- belt+wraps

    Squat:
    1st-370= good lift
    2nd-410= good lift
    3rd-430= good lift

    Bench:
    1st-240= good lift
    2nd-260= good lift
    3rd-270=miss near lockout

    Deadlift:
    1st-500= good lift
    2nd-530=good lift
    3rd-560!!=good lift(all-time meet and/or gym PR)

    Total= 1250


    Had a great time at the meet yesterdayll the freakin meets I have done that is the first time I ever went 8 for 9 and I was very close to going 9 for 9. From the looks of it my squats were much faster than they felt, lol. My hamsstring held up ok and that was the hardest I pushed it since I popped something in it 5-6 weeks ago. Bench felt strong, I really though I was going to get 270, but I may have lost a little upper back tightness as I slid a little on the bench. Deadlift were the best. I felt so tired and my back was cramping after benches. But once we got going I knew I wanted 560 so bad. It was a tough fight but I locked it out and was able to hold it and do my classic look at the plates head nod, lmao. Big PR! I pulled a 10 lb pr in the gym a few weeks back when I hit 545 and this was an extra 15 on that at the end of a meet. Really stoked about that. My training partners did real well too and got to share the platform with some of my former training partners as well. I also have to say after training multi-ply for so long, this was so much less stressful and I feel like I enjoyed the meet more.

    My goal as of now is to coninue to train raw for a while and try and put on some size and get my lifts in the 500-300-600-ish range. I think if I could fill out the 181's and get my hammy back to 100% those lifts are attainable.

    Here's a video my friend took for me. My computer is pissing me off and I can't upload my vids right now. This video is missing my first two squat attempts and the one bench I missed.

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    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Great work.
    I thought you had pretty good control of the squat. It wasn't a divebomber. Kick ass on the deadlifts, great pulling power. Looks like a great meet.

    How'd you feel about the raw compared to multiply in the end? Seems like you like raw since you'll be moving to 181's.

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFabsik View Post
    Great work.
    I thought you had pretty good control of the squat. It wasn't a divebomber. Kick ass on the deadlifts, great pulling power. Looks like a great meet.

    How'd you feel about the raw compared to multiply in the end? Seems like you like raw since you'll be moving to 181's.

    Thanks man. I definitely liked it. Like I said, it's much less stressful and it just seemed more fun. I would like to get my numbers up and I know moving up will help me to do so much easier. I may get back into some gear next year though.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Not to mention you avoid the pains of putting on multi-ply.
    My road to powerlifting:
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    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
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    Congrats!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Great job and congrats on the dl pr!


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    Nice.
    Best raw meet lifts
    Squat:765 with wraps. / 700 raw with out wraps
    Bench: 525
    Deadlift: 755
    Total: Raw with wraps: 2000. with out wraps: 1925

    Best lifts Equipped
    1050, 840, 715. Total: 2605

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    Congrats Chris!

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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