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    Meet Results - IPA CT State Open

    2012 IPA Connecticut State Open Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships

    Drove up to New Haven the morning of the meet and weighed in at 295 lbs (about 5 lbs down from my morning scale weight at home). I didn't think much of it, but this was the first sign that I needed to get some fluids in. The IPA changed their rules this week to allow knee wraps or sleeves in the raw division. I brought my sleeves so I gladly put them on for my last few warmups.

    Squat

    Warmups went OK. Took 435 as a last warmup and decided that was enough.

    525 lbs - Good Lift
    5 lb meet PR

    575 lbs - Good Lift
    55 lb meet PR
    This one went up with some really good speed, but my hamstring and back were feeling it already so I went to 605 on a third

    605 lbs - Good Lift
    85 lb meet PR
    The video is angled so it looks high. Hips shot up fast and got a little forward but got it with room to spare

    Bench

    Unfortunately there were no competition spec benches at this meet, so the ones on the platform and in the gym/warmup area were a few inches low. I tried tucking my feet but couldn't get comfortable. I warmed up to 315, and lowered my opener by 20 lbs because I had to setup differentlly.

    335 lbs - Good Lift
    Couldn't get comfortable on the bench and some mild hamstring cramping started to set in.

    370 lbs - Good Lift
    20 lb Meet PR
    I managed to find a spot for my feet slightly tucked, but it was still a little awkward. No cramping on this one and the weight flew up easy. Something told me to go 400, but I said screw it and went 405 instead

    405 lbs - No Lift
    Missed this one at lockout as my legs started cramping up bad, and then went to my glute and lower back as I was locking out. Had them take it, and had to roll off the bench to get up.

    Deadlift

    During warmups I could barely get down to the bar. So to stay in the meet I had them change my opener from 705 to 150. I kept pounding gatorade and water, took some Taurine (thanks Pat!), and tried to stretch out my back and hamstring as much as possible. Each warmup hurt more than the other so I stopped at 405.

    150 lbs - Good Lift
    Went back to warmup area and pulled 495, which felt better and gave me some confidence that I could trust the hamstring.

    605 lbs - Good Lift
    This gave me a total PR. I came up completely twisted and it did not feel great, but I kept drinking water and attempting to stretch my back and hamstrings for a final attempt. 755 would give me a Raw Pro Total (IPA and SPF Raw Pro Am qualifying total). It would also be a 20 lbs raw PR, and 5 lb overall PR.

    755 lbs - Good Lift
    20 lb raw PR, 5 lb over best geared pull
    Weight came up fast of the floor, stalled a bit at the knee and then flew up fast to lockout. Looking at tit I'm not sure 800 would have fallen in the condition I was in but I was definitely good for more. However, I only think I had one 750 + lb pull in me before my back and hamstring went on strike.

    1730 lb Raw Total at 308 (155 lb meet PR). I'm happy with the end result, but I feel like there's a lot more in me right now. I guess you always want to go 9 for 9 and leave some pounds on the platform. For the next meet I will defintely bring more liquid calories and electrolytes to help keep my weight up and the cramping at bay. For some reason the last two meets I have had problems dropping weight on the morning of the meet. I need to force liquids in so I don't compete dehyradated.

    Big Thanks to my wife for all her love and support. My training partner Shawn (and you to Dave when you decide to show up ), and the team at Iron Horse Powerlifting for helping me out at the meet.

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    Great results. Nice lifting. I hate that they don't have a comp bench there. It's otherwise a cool gym.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Great results. Nice lifting. I hate that they don't have a comp bench there. It's otherwise a cool gym.
    Thanks! I seemed to be the only one there bothered by it, but then again a lot of the guys were local. The bigger issue was the cramping which I have a feeling would have come up either way. I let my nerves get the best of me and really didn't eat or drink much that day. Lesson learned.

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    Nice total. That 405 was so close.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    Nice total. That 405 was so close.
    Thanks, Scott!

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    Good meet man!
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    Awesome work Eric, that pull was nasty!
    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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    Outstanding performance, great writeup, and a lesson learned for all of us. Thanks and congratulations.
    Age: 67
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight Class: 165
    Squat (raw): 355
    Bench Press (raw): 265
    Deadlift (raw): 501.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by mastermonster View Post
    Good meet man!
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Awesome work Eric, that pull was nasty!
    Quote Originally Posted by UncleAl View Post
    Outstanding performance, great writeup, and a lesson learned for all of us. Thanks and congratulations.
    Thanks guys! Time to get back to work.

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