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    Great job Hopp. It had to feel awesome to finally hit that 700 friggin deadlift. Congrats on big total and that DEAD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Watched your squats Bri, great job!! 3/3. Awesome bro
    Quote Originally Posted by covpride View Post
    I was opener on squats and 2 deadlifts. Was at work so no sound, whatever attempts they were you smashed them.
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    I watched most of your lifts. Great job on all the prs. Should have done 710 as the last deadlift for 1800, but I guess the 700 deadlift was probably more important than the total.
    Thanks alot guys/gal!!!!! April, at that point the 700 pull meant more to me then the 1800 total, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t gale View Post
    Great job Hopp. It had to feel awesome to finally hit that 700 friggin deadlift. Congrats on big total and that DEAD!
    Thanks alot Tim, I am so amped up. I still can't believe I pulled 700 raw 8 hours ago, lol.
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    Once again, Spero and his crew ran a great meet. They tried something new by having an AM and PM session and i'm glad I was in the AM session. My weight cut was a little off at the beginning but I pulled it off and weighed in at 240.6 and was able to bulk back up to about 248 that night. Since the meet was about an hour away, I didn't bother getting a hotel for the night. That way I can sleep in my own bed and get some good sleep. Meet day, we didn't plan our timing right and ended up running behind a little and walked in during rules.

    Warm-ups
    All my warm-ups went pretty good for all 3 lifts. So theres nothing much to say, so i'll on to my attempts.

    Squat
    1st attempt: 600...3 whites
    2nd attempt: 635...3 whites...7lb PR!!!
    3rd attempt: 655...3 whites...27lb PR!!!

    The weight felt great and light on my back. My walkouts were perfect and the depth felt good.

    Bench
    1st attempt: 410...3 whites
    2nd attempt: 435...3 whites...11lb PR!!!
    3rd attempt: 445...3 reds

    The bench really wasn't that great. It wasn't a competiton bench and the pad was super soft. That's no excuse on why I missed 445. I just didn't have it in me. I knew after I did 435 that I was pretty much gassed out, but I went for it anyways.

    Deadlift
    1st attempt: 635...3 whites
    2nd attempt: 685...3 whites...13lb PR!!!
    3rd attempt: 700...3 whites...28lb PR and all-time PR!!!!!

    Everthing went perfect on my pulls. My setup was good, grip was good and the drive was there. The bar was pretty rough on my hands but not too bad.

    Total
    1790 @ 242...66lb PR!!!

    I want to thank all my friends and family for supporting me, especially my wife for having my back and being there for me. I want to thank my best friend and training partner Aaron for helping me train for this meet. A big THANKS to Tone Barbaccio for helping me setup a training program for this meet, thank you big man!!!! Thank you to everyone here at WBB!!! I'm not a sponsored lifter but i'm going to thank him anyways because his products got me through this training cycle and meet, Thank You Chris Mason and At Large Nutrition for making some kick ass supplements!!!!


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    Congrats! You always have awesome attempt selection. Congrats on PRs across the board and getting the 700 lb deadlift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    Congrats! You always have awesome attempt selection. Congrats on PRs across the board and getting the 700 lb deadlift.
    Thanks a lot Marcus, I appreciate it!!!
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    Like dude kept saying, "easy weight" - basically put on a clinic up in there...looking excellent.

    Very Impressive performance Brian!!

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    Huge meet Brian!!! You nailed it!!! Those squats were awesome, great depth an good drive all the way through, and an all time PR on the pull, must be stoked. Deserve the result after all the hard yards Brian, great meet an well done!
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    Absolutely AWESOME Brian! Well done on the excellent results in that competition - now take a well earned rest, lol!
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    Congratulations Brian! You put a TON of work in this cycle and it all paid off. That's a HUGE pull after 2 PR lifts already! Still think you should've went 710 and got both a 700lb pull AND the 1800lb total! Monster day all around brother. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Like dude kept saying, "easy weight" - basically put on a clinic up in there...looking excellent.

    Very Impressive performance Brian!!
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Huge meet Brian!!! You nailed it!!! Those squats were awesome, great depth an good drive all the way through, and an all time PR on the pull, must be stoked. Deserve the result after all the hard yards Brian, great meet an well done!
    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Absolutely AWESOME Brian! Well done on the excellent results in that competition - now take a well earned rest, lol!
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Congratulations Brian! You put a TON of work in this cycle and it all paid off. That's a HUGE pull after 2 PR lifts already! Still think you should've went 710 and got both a 700lb pull AND the 1800lb total! Monster day all around brother. Great job.
    Wow everybody, thanks a lot for the kind words, I really do appreciate it!!!!

    Tone, I understand where your coming from. I told myself that I have one more shot to total 1800 this year, so let's pull a number that I've been wanting since I was 19yo. I have no regrets whatsoever with my decision. Thank you again for your support and encouragement, it means a lot to me. Like I said before I'm looking forward to working with you again!!!
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    You had a fantastic meet Brian. Each lift looked text book with the exception of 445 on bench. Congratulations on all the PRs and huge meet total! That is awesome! You'll surpass 1,800 at your next meet easily! Great competition Hopper!

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    A Huge congrats Bri!! Absolutely incredible lifting. Squats were deeeep, and the 700 was picture perfect. So happy for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    You had a fantastic meet Brian. Each lift looked text book with the exception of 445 on bench. Congratulations on all the PRs and huge meet total! That is awesome! You'll surpass 1,800 at your next meet easily! Great competition Hopper!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    A Huge congrats Bri!! Absolutely incredible lifting. Squats were deeeep, and the 700 was picture perfect. So happy for you!
    Thank you so much guys, I appreciate it!!!!
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    Brian everything looked fantastic dude!!!!! Great job man...super impressed!!!
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    Sorry to swear in caps but FUCK YOU MUST WORK HARD!!!!!

    Knee operation then next thing PR's across the board, damn thats awesome to read.......Im smiling at chucking right now at my desk!!

    Made my day.

    700 pull......raw is pretty bad ass!!
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    Brian that was an unreal performance. You're an absolute technician. I got to watch your squats and two of your benches on the stream. I really thought ''he's going 9/9, this guy is putting on a clinic''

    Well done, the fantastic result is a testament to the months of hard work you put in.
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    Awesome to hear how it went. Like the others said, the results alone are impressive but considering you had knee surgery not so long ago takes it up a billion levels. Congrats on the results Brian, cant wait to tag along for the ride to the 1800+ total.

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    Awesome meet Brian; PR in every lift, can't beat that!! .... Those squats were solid as hell, and you had more left!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHASE TRUSNOVEC View Post
    Brian everything looked fantastic dude!!!!! Great job man...super impressed!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Sorry to swear in caps but FUCK YOU MUST WORK HARD!!!!!

    Knee operation then next thing PR's across the board, damn thats awesome to read.......Im smiling at chucking right now at my desk!!

    Made my day.

    700 pull......raw is pretty bad ass!!
    Quote Originally Posted by -JM- View Post
    Brian that was an unreal performance. You're an absolute technician. I got to watch your squats and two of your benches on the stream. I really thought ''he's going 9/9, this guy is putting on a clinic''

    Well done, the fantastic result is a testament to the months of hard work you put in.
    Quote Originally Posted by LuNa View Post
    Awesome to hear how it went. Like the others said, the results alone are impressive but considering you had knee surgery not so long ago takes it up a billion levels. Congrats on the results Brian, cant wait to tag along for the ride to the 1800+ total.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Adolph View Post
    Awesome meet Brian; PR in every lift, can't beat that!! .... Those squats were solid as hell, and you had more left!
    Thanks a lot guys for the support, I really appreciate it!!!!
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    As its been said, amazing job man, great lifting. Truly an inspiration to me and I'm sure to others on this board.

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    Tim gave me some more insight on the history behind that 700 and I get it now. Congratulations on the pull B! It was my pleasure to work with you and thank you for trusting me enough to even come to me to begin with. I would love to keep working with you bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by covpride View Post
    As its been said, amazing job man, great lifting. Truly an inspiration to me and I'm sure to others on this board.
    Thanks a lot bro, I appreciate it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Tim gave me some more insight on the history behind that 700 and I get it now. Congratulations on the pull B! It was my pleasure to work with you and thank you for trusting me enough to even come to me to begin with. I would love to keep working with you bro!
    Yeah, Brian Hopper vs 700lb deadlift has been a battle since I was 19yo when I first attempted it. Also, since my return to the platform in 2008. It might of took me till now to finally get it, but I don't care...because I finally won. I can honestly say that I can stop powerlifting and be happy because I finally achieved my #1 goal in this sport. Remember those emotions we talked about?, well they were there!!!

    I won't be able to compete again until the first weekend of November which will probably be the RAW United National Championships. So we can work something out for that meet. Thanks again for taking the time to help me out, it really does mean a lot to me.
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    9 for 9, great job!!!!
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