IPF, -83 class, Single ply
Woke up at 8.00 am. Bag was packed, food ready.
Got at the venue a couple of hours prior to weigh in, in time to see the -74 class.
Weighed in at 78.8 - my home scale said 79.5, so I know I'll have some margin next time if I get closer to the class limit.
125x2 - belt
175x2 - Centurion straps down, loose wraps
205x1 - straps up, tighter wraps - alright! Feeling good...if anything, i finished my warmups a bit too early
220 - good lift, I'm in - this went down slow, but came up fast
230 - no lift - possibly faster than the 220, but I leaned forward a bit and didn't get depth, by 1 inch or so - this forced me to scale down a bit on my 3rd
235 - good lift - 20kg meet PR, and gym PR tie - I went down quicker, kept a more upright back, and shoot up - they only felt heavy while unracking, the lift itself was @9
125x3 - added F6 shirt, and used a plastic bottle as a board
135x2 - as above
145x1 - to chest - touched a bit low
150 - no lift - head came off the bench - stupid me!!! Lower the 2nd attempt, then
155 - good lift - just a smooth, easy lift - meet PR tie
160 - no lift - the actual pressing was even easier than the previous attempt, but my butt raised off the bench - stupid me #2
120x2 - added belt
160x1 - added TRX suit, straps down
180x1 - straps up
210 - fast and smooth
220 - heavy but nice - 2.5 kg PR
227.5 - no lift - didn't keep the bar close a few cm off the floor (lat bracing?), no way I could force it up from there - I needed this to go up a position, stupid me #3
TOTAL: 610 kg (+22.5), 11th place in a very competitive, 25+ lifters, -83 class.
WHAT I NEED NOW:
- get a way stronger deadlift (going back to regular, maybe?)
- get a Superkatana and bench >180 in it
- get my head straight and squat 260 kg - yesterday, I had 250-worth legs and 235-worth head
- fill out the class, as lean as possible - i have 4 kilos to add, and a lot of unnecessary BF, so, definitley a lott of room for improvement here
RTS balance: all in all, I am happy with my choice of going RTS.
I'm way stronger than before, on a lot of basic movements, I just need more time to transfer the strength gains to the competition lifts: i think we'll see some interesting numbers in October, at my next full meet.
I also think I need to focus less on the intensity part of the session, and more on the back off/volume phase, to build a bigger base and foster growth.
So, thank you to Mike, to my friend Massimiliano, and to Federico and Lorenzo, who did a great job managing attempts, wrapping knees and helping me getting into the gear