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Month: August 2014

Ironworks Open X

Did my 2nd meet today. Went better than expected honestly. My back was still tweaked, and I was sick at the beginning of the week. I weighed in at 277.

Squat:
1st: 208 kg (458.5 lbs) – Good lift, felt light
2nd: 227.5 kg (501.5 lbs) – Bit rough at the end, but got it
3rd: 232.5 kg (512.5 lbs) – Not even close. Bounced out of the hole, dropped right back in, lol
End result: 60 lb increase from last year

Bench:
1st: 117 kg (257.9 lbs) – Good lift, surprised how quick this went up.
2nd: 130 kg (286.6 lbs) – Good lift, this one went up easy too.
3rd: 137.5 kg (303 lbs) – Stalled about an inch from lockout. I debated between 296 and 303 for a while, figured what the hell. Would have had the 296 for sure.
End Result: 11 lb increase from last year

Deadlift:
1st: 205 kg (451.9 lbs) – Good lift, my back was not happy with me today though
2nd: 220 kg (485 lbs) – Good lift, back even more unhappy
3rd: 232.5 kg (512.5 lbs) – Good lift, did the bare minimum for a 1300 total
End Result: 37 lbs less than last year.

Overall: 3rd out of 6 in the SHW class.

Squat was right where I thought it would be. Very happy with that. I kicked myself for going with 303 over 296 on the bench, but no big deal. I know I can get there in no time. The deadlift was a disappointment. Last year I pulled 550 at this meet, and up until 2 months ago I was pulling 570+. My total was 1300.7, but I feel ok about calling it 1301, lol. I hit a personal goal of squatting 500+, and I totaled 1300 for the first time.