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USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:35:29 PM »
Since i'm not able to make it to Spring Supremacy, i found this meet and signed up. It will be my first USAPL meet. I'll post progress and results in this thread. Meet is in Santa Cruz, CA (my hometown)

Few differences about this comp from my previouse meets:

Squats: Sleeves only. This will reduce my comp squat numbers a bit, compared to my 2 previous meets where i used knee wraps.
Deads: In USAPL there is no deadlift bar, so you pull with a stiff bar in comp. When my training progresses, i think i'll add some heavy deadlift singles with my Ohio Power Bar to prepare for pulling with the Eleiko bar

I've got a pre-meet conference call on 2/26 with RTS coaches to develop a training strategy for the meet. Will post about plan when i learn more
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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 07:03:39 PM »
No wraps, no whippy DL bar.  Yikes.

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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 07:04:43 PM »
Will as always be following along!
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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 08:55:24 PM »
Good luck Andrew!  I've been considering doing a USAPL meet too.  They don't do many in this area though.  I've been DLing with either my B&R or OPB and got used to the no bend pretty easy.  Then again, my DL sucks too, so there's that.  The diameter is actually more comfortable for me in mixed grip, but hook grip is tough.

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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 10:42:58 PM »
You know I'll be following somewhere :)
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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 12:09:23 AM »
Good luck, glad you found another meet to peak for.
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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 01:33:46 PM »
That's Great, Andrew.  One additional heads up, is that USAPL is considerably stricter with their squat depth.  Make sure you know how deep you need to go.
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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 01:56:42 PM »
That's Great, Andrew.  One additional heads up, is that USAPL is considerably stricter with their squat depth.  Make sure you know how deep you need to go.

^^ Yah, this.  Also, I don't recall your bench set up, but if you're a toes on the floor bencher, you'll need to become a feet on the floor bencher.  :)

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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2018, 12:24:49 AM »
Thanks everyone. Appreciate the USAPL tips too. Iím not worried about squat depth, Iím good on depth in training and on platform so far. I think the biggest impact is the lack of a deadlift bar, but Iím doing all my training with the Ohio Power Bar to get ready. If I can get 250kg on th stiff bar Iíll be pumped. Squat numbers will be down a bit too, with only the use of sleeves. But my training numbers are looking like I should be able to match or possibly exceed my current wrapped PR in sleeves.
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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2018, 10:07:12 AM »
Good Luck Andrew!  sounds interesting, but nice it's in your hometown, makes life easier.

For DL's if you don't have a stiff bar, pull deficits.  I trained with a stiff bar pretty much my entire lifting career and most people says it's equivalent to pulling deficits since there's very little give.
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Re: USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk, 5/12/18
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 03:12:54 PM »
Good Luck Andrew!  sounds interesting, but nice it's in your hometown, makes life easier.

For DL's if you don't have a stiff bar, pull deficits.  I trained with a stiff bar pretty much my entire lifting career and most people says it's equivalent to pulling deficits since there's very little give.

Thanks and Good idea, that makes sense
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