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HERC410
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yo MM, results?

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A Ninny Mouse
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This is from his "Riding the line between BB/PL" thread


maraudermeat wrote:
sorry for the drop off the radar. not to go into details but two weeks out from my meet i had a very close friend suddenly get sick and died a week later. as a result, my training went into the crapper. i still went to the meet without any prep and had a decent showing. i was really looking forward to doing a full power meet but i ended up losing about 15 pounds througout the ordeal. i mainly went to support my training partner who had a great meet.

below i will post a vid of my attempts. my main goal was to do a reverse grip in competition so i achieved that goal. i opened with 470- got three whites. then went to 485. unfortunately i lost it back over my face. i attempted it again but had nothing left.

i have another meet planned for March 15th that will be full power. time to gain back some weight and get back to work.






I hope meat doesn't mind me posting this in his stead.

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maraudermeat
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i don't mind at all. i actually forgot to do it. i basically just showed up after not lifting for 3 weeks and did it.

my next meet is march 15th at the same gym. my plan is for a 1900 raw total. that's the plan anyway...

thanks for the interest guys.

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DoveofWar08
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Join date: Mar 2010
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Meet update:

Here is the video:



How it all went down:

I drove up to Plano on Friday. 3 1/2 hours of boring nothingness on 45 and then 75. Weighed in at 294. I didn't do anything weight cutting wise, as this was my first meet since high school(about 7-8 years ago, I do not remember exactly).

The meet started at about 9:15 on Sat. morning. I had never used a either a monolift or a squat bar before this, and they both threw me out of my groove so to speak. In retrospect, I should have simply walked my squats out, as nothing during warmups felt even close to normal. Oh well, lesson learned. The bar itself felt weird also. Anyway, 500 was my squat opener. Went up as normal as it could have so I tried 550 for my second. Bad move, missed it twice. Combination of meet jitters, the mono, the squat bar, too large of a weight jump(shoulda gone with 525), and me just sucking.

Bench:

Opened with 400. This rocketed to lockout, however, lesson learned from the squat, so I chose 425 for my second. I did not quite feel right on the bench for some reason. Just got off center somehow. My left side stuck a bit longer than my right, but I managed to grind it up. 3 whites. Went with 450 for my third. Still felt off center for some dumb reason, and this time my right side missed my grove and my right elbow shot back towards my head pretty much right off my chest. No lift.

Deads. I was kinda tired and hungry by this time. Next meet, I am packing a fucking cooler. Anyway, opened with 500, and got it easy. 550 for the second, got it real easy for the first 3/4, then a total grind to lockout. Tried 575 for my 3rd, but could not lock it out. Same spot I always fail at.

Total: 1475. I really wish I would have taken 525 for my second squat. Ah, live and learn.

Other general notes: This meet was long as fuck. Started at 9:15 or so, and the last deadlift attempt was at 4:45 or 5:00 in the afternoon. I read up on the rules before hand, and paid special attention to the time requirements given to attempt each lift once the "bar ready" notification is given. Needless to say these were not enforced that much, if at all. This did lead to a more relaxed atmosphere though. My bag of beef jerky and can of trail mix did not hold me over for the whole meet though.

On the whole, I am happy I got a totall, but kinda pissed with myself for my poor choice in 2nd squat attempt. I also did not adjust well to the monolift and should have just walked out my damn squats.

The drive back was equally boring. Ok, enough rambling.

I've got a lot of work to do.

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Heracles_rocks
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Nice job Dove, i'm sure you will blow those numbers away next time.

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DoveofWar08
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Heracles_rocks wrote:
Nice job Dove, i'm sure you will blow those numbers away next time.




Thanks man.

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trav123456
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Nice meet dude! Wow I didn't know that they last 8 hours, that's a long time

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DoveofWar08
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trav123456 wrote:
Nice meet dude! Wow I didn't know that they last 8 hours, that's a long time



Thanks. I'm not sure if the time frame for my last one was normal or not though.

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hungry4more
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Nice work dove, yeah that's maybe a BIT longer than normal for meet length, both of mine have been around 6 hours long. Sad to see you had the same experience with squats as me hahaha, but that's life I guess, you live and learn. On to a 1500+ total next time I hope man! And no offense intended, but LOL at only some trail mix and jerky to "hold you over" throughout the meet. Man, you gotta have donuts, muffins, candy bars, gatorade, skittles, and protein bars for a proper meet bro! It's just how it is haha.

Meat sorry to hear about the loss, y'all have my thoughts and prayers.

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xdsho
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Meet Writeup

So about two days earlier, I cut out most carbs. One friday I limited my water intake (about a liter or so.)

Saturday - Woke up to 5:45am, used the restroom and got on the road to Sacramento. 2 Hours later I was outside of body tribe fitness! Went it, filled out my APA registration and I was third to weigh in, at 217 lbs. Went to my car, drank about 1/2 gallon of 50/50 gatorade/water mix, ate half a sandwich, and one fini bar. The meet was supposed to start at 10 but the rules briefing didn't even start till 11 lol. For most of the time between 9 and 11 I walked around, shot the shit with a few people, pissed like 4 times, ate 2 more finibars, and tried to unnerve myself.

Squats - I was on flight 3 for squatting. Opener was set at 280. Warm-ups went well, felt weird/slow though because I have never squatted without a mirror before. Lesson learned. Squatting felt really weird without a cage, too. For whatever reason, the bar didn't feel as stable as it usually does on my back, but it wasn't a bad bar (ivanko)!

280 - easy. Felt a little unstable, thought. That damn mirror! 315 - I lost my balance, fell off my heels and put all my pressure on the balls of the foot which caused me to fall forwards. Spotters helped grab the bar in time!!

315 - 3 whites, form PR

Will be squatting without a mirror from now on lol

Bench opened at 245. Easy, but I didn't wait for the rack command! I was a little scared that I might bomb if I didn't get my second attempt but I did.
2nd - 275. A little sticking point at the top, but grinded through. The pause felt incredibly long lol. 3 whites. This pause was longer than the pause I used when I hit 275 a few weeks ago.
280 - couldn't get it a few inches off the chest

I didn't have any baby powder for deadlifting. Luckily another lifter was nice enough to let me use his.

Deadlifts - our flight moved to the other side of the gym (it was a dual platform meet). Opened at 450 - not even trying yet.

Jumped to 500 for another form PR. Much stronger than the first time I pulled 500. Tried 515 for my last attempt, but couldn't lock it out.

Total: 1090

I ended up winning best overall teen lifter (competed teen class 18-19, to be fair there were only like 4 teen lifters overall lol). It was an awesome experience: met some cool people, had a great time, saw some awesome lifting too! Definitely in it for more, hopefully another meet before the year is over.

I've decided to run a program by Josh Bryant for the next 3 months. Hopefully his training insight will help me raise my total!

Things I learned
- my squat sucks
- SQUAT WITHOUT A DAMN MIRROR
- support the other lifters
- eating with meet jitters is hard
- learn to time warmups properly
- ALWAYS HIT YOUR OPENERS
- pretty much everyone at meets is cool to talk to
- it's pretty awesome to be surrounded by other serious lifters
- it doesn't matter about the weight on the bar, it's all about the effort

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HERC410
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southern Ontario high school regionals on the 28th, not sure which weight class I'll be in yet, more info soon hopefully. looking for 150/110/195 (kg)

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HERC410
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looking like the weight classes will be the new IPF classes. so I'll be competing as a 93/105kg depending on whether I make weight. looking good to hit minimums of 140/105/185 kg.

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HERC410
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28/4/2011
2011 Belle River High School Regional Powerlifting Championships
Weight Class-105kg
Body-weight-98kg

Squat
125kg easy weight
140kg PR+2.5kg easy
150kg PR+12.5kg Not easy, not a max either

Bench Press
100kg PR+5kgeasy
105kg PR+10kg tough
110kg PR+15kg Maximal effort

Deadlift
160kg very fast
180kg still easy
200kg missed below knees

440kg total
2nd Place

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Enders Drift
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Good job Herc! I didn't realize you were in high school - that's some real dedication man keep it up!

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HERC410
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thanks enders

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