OK, so the USAPL Northern California Championships are on April 12-13. I plan to get into them and compete, but whether I'm in the 198s or 220s is to be determined. Of course I'd like to be lighter, but since the goal for the year is to reach 240, I won't complain either way. I'll be doing Westside (duh) but rather than set out a routine, I'm just going to work and feel out my weaknesses and alter days to overcome those weaknesses. I'm going to set my diet at 5000 calories a day.
Goals for the meet are a 3-4-5 total. 315 on bench, 405 on squats or deads, and 495 on deads or squats. It's a USAPL meet so I know I have to learn to squat deeper than I'm used to squatting, but hard work is the new buzzword. I'm going to get a bench shirt, a Fury if anyone is curious. I won't work with it until the last 6 weeks before the meet, and even then just to get a better, more secure bearing on benchind with a wide grip. I am debating a squat suit, we'll touch that topic again in 2 months.