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  • My first meet, first place.

    Did my first meet today, definitely a learning experience!

    Got there early and weighed in on an empty stomach at 180. Then got registered and went to sit around until it started.

    Once we for going, I warns up and my nerves were kinda getting me but I was pretty excited too. Got up to the platform and nailed my first at 365lbs (I don't know kilo conversions.) After my flight went I did second and third attempts as well. 385lbs was good, but I didn't make 405 which I have hit numerous times. I think it was a combination of food/ timing/ nerves that got me.

    Bench was a disaster. I opened clean with 255lbs; but I was anxious and jumped the commands on my second two attempts. Lesson fucking learned.

    Smashed some more food and made some real ground in the deadlift. Opened with 430lbs clean. Then moved to 470lbs and ended with 485lbs.

    Overall; I was happy and leaded a lot with my first meet. I ended with a 1125 total, with hopes to get 1145 or better and be a "class 1" lifter according to 100% raw. Next time that's in the bag and I want to make another jump to master lifter... Whenever I do decide to compete again.

    Sadly, no video but I'll upload some more pics when I get home from the meet. I do have this one though.



    Ended up with first in my weight class and second in my age group (25-29). Quite happy, but wanting more.
    My Journal: http://tiny.cc/3u1ys

  • #2
    Damn man, great total. Wow, stoked for you !!!!!

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    • #3
      Thanks mate, your articles helped along with Elite FTS stuff. I read a LOT. Seemed to have helped! Only way from here is up.
      My Journal: http://tiny.cc/3u1ys

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      • #4
        Originally posted by reformathard View Post
        Thanks mate, your articles helped along with Elite FTS stuff. I read a LOT. Seemed to have helped! Only way from here is up.
        That's really cool to hear that, thank you !!

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        • #5
          Awesome first meet. Training with meet commands really becomes key especially in the last month before a meet. I see a LOT of first or even second/third time lifters lose good benches to not being used to the commands. Now you know though so instant improvement for the next time. haha
          413/330/512 [email protected] APF raw

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          • #6
            dead.jpgsquat.jpg

            few pictures from the meet.
            My Journal: http://tiny.cc/3u1ys

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Diabetic Muscle View Post
              Awesome first meet. Training with meet commands really becomes key especially in the last month before a meet. I see a LOT of first or even second/third time lifters lose good benches to not being used to the commands. Now you know though so instant improvement for the next time. haha
              ha yeah, i was like, "shit, i missed 270 due to the command, i'll bump up to 285 (my usual max effort) and nail it." well i did that and even pressed when the judge said to. but when i got it up i racked it too quick a hair before he said to rack it and i fucked it up!
              My Journal: http://tiny.cc/3u1ys

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              • #8
                Ahhhhh, the fond memories of your first meet. You always learn a lot that day no matter how much you might think you know!

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                • #9
                  Great job bro!
                  What meet was this and where?
                  Are you already looking at another??

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                  • #10
                    I did the American Challenge with 100% Raw.

                    http://www.rawpowerlifting.com/

                    It was in Bloomington, Il. Thats about 2 hours south of Chicago. I went down with my girlfriend, she was my support team all day.

                    I'm already thinking about doing another in the fall, possibly earlier. I want to make new goals (315 bench, 500+ dead, 425 squat). like i had said, i was only 25 lbs short of my goal, and i could have gotten that if i took my time with my bench. either way, i was stoked!
                    My Journal: http://tiny.cc/3u1ys

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                    • #11
                      good job bro!

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                      • #12
                        100% raw is the way to go. The fact that you were within 25lb of your predicted total shows to me that you have a great grasp on what your limits are.

                        An 1150lb raw total would be a great achievement for your next one, just enter yourself into another one and get more experience. Just remember that this is a hard sport and burnout is sometimes only just around the corner. I'm just getting over my case of it ~ my last meet was in February after having one in December and I didn't take any break between the two. Kinda creeps up on you and then bashes the shit outta you haha.

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                        • #13
                          Great work!!!!

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                          • #14
                            I do like 100% RAW as well.

                            The key to not burning out (IMO of course) is not going 100% all out all the time. The body just can't take it, especially if natty. For example, my current 1rm on the bench is about 380. Last week I did 5 x 5 at 315. By the chart I follow 315 x 5 puts my 1rm at about 367 which is a good deal lower than 380. I made up for that by doing more volume.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tjoe View Post
                              I do like 100% RAW as well.

                              The key to not burning out (IMO of course) is not going 100% all out all the time. The body just can't take it, especially if natty. For example, my current 1rm on the bench is about 380. Last week I did 5 x 5 at 315. By the chart I follow 315 x 5 puts my 1rm at about 367 which is a good deal lower than 380. I made up for that by doing more volume.

                              That's a pretty solid example of your routine. I'm bad about updating my journal, but its pretty much max effort upper body one day then lower the next, rotating movements weekly. Then later in the week I do more speed work and auxiliary work. It's worked well between that and sheiko runs; but I'll probably be switching it up again soon.
                              My Journal: http://tiny.cc/3u1ys

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