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Title: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on August 28, 2015, 10:24:52 AM
Looks like this will be my next meet:

http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/04/22/2-day-spring-supremacy/ (http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/04/22/2-day-spring-supremacy/)


Who's in?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on August 28, 2015, 08:45:52 PM
Aren't you on vacation?

I printed out my registration form and folded it up with my check and put it in a postcard envelope as that was all I had, see you there!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Trev71 on August 29, 2015, 06:15:32 PM
In Mexico that week..
GL !
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Merkley on September 06, 2015, 10:36:46 AM
Looks like this will be my next meet:

[url]http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/04/22/2-day-spring-supremacy/[/url] ([url]http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/04/22/2-day-spring-supremacy/[/url])


Who's in?


IN!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: BLK00TJ on September 06, 2015, 11:47:25 AM
I'll be training for my May meet at that time.  Alex will be in that same meet with me.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on September 06, 2015, 02:56:19 PM
In!  Is Lisa going to be competing, too?  Say yes  8)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on September 06, 2015, 03:33:13 PM
In!  Is Lisa going to be competing, too?  Say yes  8)

You bet!  Hoping to diet down a class or two.  I have lots of work to do now!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Merkley on September 06, 2015, 07:48:52 PM


You bet!  Hoping to diet down a class or two.  I have lots of work to do now!

 I know dem feelzzz  :'(
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 09, 2015, 10:37:47 AM
I'll be training for my May meet at that time.  Alex will be in that same meet with me.
Since I haven't heard anything from RPS regarding Military Nationals, and it's getting to the point where I need to plan, I'm opting to hit this one.

I'm In.

Flex and I are separated by 30lbs on our total.  Time to see if I can really bring the power and keep up with a guy 10 years older than me.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on November 09, 2015, 10:43:47 AM
Time to see if I can really bring the power and keep up with a guy 10 years older than me.


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Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: BLK00TJ on November 11, 2015, 05:17:50 PM
I'll be training for my May meet at that time.  Alex will be in that same meet with me.
Since I haven't heard anything from RPS regarding Military Nationals, and it's getting to the point where I need to plan, I'm opting to hit this one.

I'm In.

Flex and I are separated by 30lbs on our total.  Time to see if I can really bring the power and keep up with a guy 10 years older than me.

I'm still checking weekly.  It's not looking too good for the MD meet.  I may have to go to the PA meet instead.  I can't do 2 NY trips a year.  That stuff's expensive.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Get-n-fit on November 11, 2015, 05:32:53 PM
Aren't you on vacation?

I printed out my registration form and folded it up with my check and put it in a postcard envelope as that was all I had, see you there!

Ummmmm, I guess the previous issues been resolved? 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: tooth on November 11, 2015, 06:02:51 PM
I'll likely do the nh/vt one the same day.  I did that one last year.  No Gene and Amy, but they still do a great job with the meet, and it's only about a 1/2 hour drive from my house.  I'm too lazy to travel too far.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on November 11, 2015, 09:44:50 PM
I'll be training for my May meet at that time.  Alex will be in that same meet with me.
Since I haven't heard anything from RPS regarding Military Nationals, and it's getting to the point where I need to plan, I'm opting to hit this one.

I'm In.

Flex and I are separated by 30lbs on our total.  Time to see if I can really bring the power and keep up with a guy 10 years older than me.

I'm still checking weekly.  It's not looking too good for the MD meet.  I may have to go to the PA meet instead.  I can't do 2 NY trips a year.  That stuff's expensive.

I can supply room and board...I live ten minutes from Hercules.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on November 11, 2015, 09:47:47 PM
Aren't you on vacation?

I printed out my registration form and folded it up with my check and put it in a postcard envelope as that was all I had, see you there!

Ummmmm, I guess the previous issues been resolved?

Nope. At present I'm not welcome at RPS events.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on November 12, 2015, 09:57:13 AM
I'm still checking weekly.  It's not looking too good for the MD meet.  I may have to go to the PA meet instead.  I can't do 2 NY trips a year.  That stuff's expensive.
I checked with Ame and they are hosting the Military Nationals.  At the moment, they are looking for a Venue.  If you know of one that might host it, now  would be a great time to talk to Ame and make things happen.

I'll likely do the nh/vt one the same day.  I did that one last year.  No Gene and Amy, but they still do a great job with the meet, and it's only about a 1/2 hour drive from my house.  I'm too lazy to travel too far.
So, are you going to come watch the Gate City Gauntlet on November 21st, in Nashua? I'll be there assisting, and helping out. 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: BLK00TJ on November 12, 2015, 03:29:01 PM
I checked with Ame and they are hosting the Military Nationals.  At the moment, they are looking for a Venue.  If you know of one that might host it, now  would be a great time to talk to Ame and make things happen.
I emailed Ame about one place, but it didn't have enough military bases nearby and was lacking enough hotels.  This is why I don't organize this kind of stuff like the people that know how to do it.  ;)

I can supply room and board...I live ten minutes from Hercules.
I appreciate the offer, but there's also the days taken off of work too.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on November 12, 2015, 10:57:41 PM
I checked with Ame and they are hosting the Military Nationals.  At the moment, they are looking for a Venue.  If you know of one that might host it, now  would be a great time to talk to Ame and make things happen.
I emailed Ame about one place, but it didn't have enough military bases nearby and was lacking enough hotels.  This is why I don't organize this kind of stuff like the people that know how to do it.  ;)

I can supply room and board...I live ten minutes from Hercules.
I appreciate the offer, but there's also the days taken off of work too.

Cant help you there but thought id offer some help.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on December 15, 2015, 03:15:05 PM
Any one pick a hotel yet?

I keep checking on the registration, but nothing yet.

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on December 15, 2015, 03:25:40 PM
Not yet.  I will wait until it's official before booking.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on December 15, 2015, 11:10:42 PM
I'll probably just drive out and back and skip the hotel.  Darn it.   ;D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on December 22, 2015, 04:40:27 PM
Just a heads up, I got word from Ame, that the registrations for this should be open in less than two weeks.

Have we settled on a hotel?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on December 22, 2015, 04:55:15 PM
Have we settled on a hotel?


My suggestion:  http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-and-suites-syracuse-carrier-circle-SYRCRHX/index.html (http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-and-suites-syracuse-carrier-circle-SYRCRHX/index.html)

1.4 miles from Hercules, according to Google Maps.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on December 22, 2015, 11:57:07 PM
Ya it's right down the road.

You guys will be close to Erie Blvd where there are some decent restaurants (Tilted Kilt and a few steak houses).
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Stile on December 23, 2015, 07:42:15 AM
As long as your not staying in Syracuse you'll be fine. I lived there for 20 years and still wont go back to visit the place. Mugging waiting to happen. It gets dark there early.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on January 04, 2016, 01:53:46 PM
Registration is open:

http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/04/23/2-day-spring-supremacy/ (http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/04/23/2-day-spring-supremacy/)

Giddy up kids.   8)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on January 04, 2016, 02:09:51 PM
Lisa and I are both registered.

SHIT.

JUST.

GOT.

REAL.

 :o

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on January 04, 2016, 02:14:29 PM
Lisa and I are both registered.

SHIT.

JUST.

GOT.

REAL.

 :o

Just got real? Hell you're 4 months out lol.

I'm competing NEXT MONTH :o
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on January 04, 2016, 02:25:59 PM
45 lifter limit??
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on January 04, 2016, 02:53:55 PM
45 lifter limit??

I'm assuming that is 45 per day...
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on January 04, 2016, 03:49:18 PM
45 lifter limit??

I'm assuming that is 45 per day...

Me too. I'm going to print the screen, circle the 45 lifter limit and send it to Gene with a ?  just in case. Should end well.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on January 04, 2016, 04:00:35 PM
I literally LOL'd.   ;D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on January 04, 2016, 04:57:17 PM
45 lifter limit??

I'm assuming that is 45 per day...

Me too. I'm going to print the screen, circle the 45 lifter limit and send it to Gene with a ?  just in case. Should end well.
Don't forget to fold it.   >:(

I'll be signing up this weekend and booking a hotel. Likely making a weekend of it. Driving up Friday night, weighing in Saturday morning, Competing Sunday. Drive home Sunday night.

And it's 45lifters per session. 45 Sat AM, 45 Sat PM, 45 Sun AM, 45 Sun PM.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Merkley on January 05, 2016, 05:53:22 PM
*sigh*

 As I was telling Flex and Lisa earlier this morning. I'm bowing out from the Spring Supremacy meet  :'(

 Instead I've opted for the Canadian Nationals in Brantford, ON June 18th and then Canadian Conflict in Kingston, ON October 1rst.

 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on January 05, 2016, 06:34:22 PM
*sigh*

 As I was telling Flex and Lisa earlier this morning. I'm bowing out from the Spring Supremacy meet  :'(

 Instead I've opted for the Canadian Nationals in Brantford, ON June 18th and then Canadian Conflict in Kingston, ON October 1rst.

Well that sucks, which Fed is the Canadian Nationals? I suspect my friend Meghie Smits will be competing in that one.

The NY States is in Buffalo August 6 & 7, so that's not real far from you right?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on January 05, 2016, 07:54:57 PM


 Instead I've opted for the Canadian Nationals in Brantford, ON June 18th

I'll be doing this with you.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on January 05, 2016, 08:01:49 PM
That sucks, Ron. Good luck in June!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on January 08, 2016, 09:29:10 AM
Registered!

Game On.

I'll be driving up Friday, and weighing in as early as possible. Knowing how this event has been going, it'll fill up, and I'll likely be lifting on Sunday morning. So, arrive Friday night, Meet and Greet, bedtime, weigh-in Saturday morning, and begin eating.

Other scenario, is if I'm lifting Saturday afternoon, I'll aim to weigh-in at 3pm on Friday, and then Eat through the evening, and then moderate food on Saturday till comp time.  Drive home Sunday morning.

Here's the breakdown.
My current stats coming into the Meet are 240.2lbs, 545/335/610 1490, with a wilks of 398.89
Flex is coming with very similar stats, 271.6lbs, 600/320/600 1520, with a wilks of 394.10

The numbers game is very close. (I didn't account for age with the Wilks)

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Merkley on January 09, 2016, 05:46:45 PM
*sigh*

 As I was telling Flex and Lisa earlier this morning. I'm bowing out from the Spring Supremacy meet  :'(

 Instead I've opted for the Canadian Nationals in Brantford, ON June 18th and then Canadian Conflict in Kingston, ON October 1rst.

Well that sucks, which Fed is the Canadian Nationals? I suspect my friend Meghie Smits will be competing in that one.

The NY States is in Buffalo August 6 & 7, so that's not real far from you right?

Both the meets I'm doing this year are with RPS, so far other feds aren't appealing.

 Buffalo isn't too too far. Couple hours roughly
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Merkley on January 09, 2016, 05:48:08 PM
That sucks, Ron. Good luck in June!

 Thanks bud!

 I really was looking forward to April, but looking at things long term it's in my better interest to sit this one out.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on January 09, 2016, 06:28:58 PM
Was just e-chatting with Kyle Sheridan, he'll be at this meet, maybe just competing deads as it's only about 6 weeks after he competes at the Arnold. Invited him to IS once again.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on January 09, 2016, 06:41:27 PM
Was just e-chatting with Kyle Sheridan, he'll be at this meet, maybe just competing deads as it's only about 6 weeks after he competes at the Arnold. Invited him to IS once again.

He's a good guy.  I talked to him in August at the meet for a bit.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on January 09, 2016, 06:46:33 PM
Was just e-chatting with Kyle Sheridan, he'll be at this meet, maybe just competing deads as it's only about 6 weeks after he competes at the Arnold. Invited him to IS once again.

He's a good guy.  I talked to him in August at the meet for a bit.

I feel like as far as powerlifters go, he'll end up being the strongest guy I've ever met before he's done.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on January 09, 2016, 07:23:35 PM
No shit, especially if his bench catches up to his squat and dead.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on January 09, 2016, 07:32:01 PM
KS seems like a cool guy, very down to earth. Talked to him a bit n August too. Strong as hell! Not the strongest powerlifter I've met but he's up there for sure.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: drudixon on January 10, 2016, 07:59:49 PM
When are we gonna have some shit in Texas?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on January 10, 2016, 08:11:05 PM
When are we gonna have some shit in Texas?

They're always expanding.

You want to compete?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on January 10, 2016, 08:15:02 PM
http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/03/26/2016-rps-texas-max-madness/ (http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/03/26/2016-rps-texas-max-madness/)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on January 10, 2016, 08:16:48 PM
[url]http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/03/26/2016-rps-texas-max-madness/[/url] ([url]http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/03/26/2016-rps-texas-max-madness/[/url])


b00m!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on January 10, 2016, 08:31:10 PM
[url]http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/03/26/2016-rps-texas-max-madness/[/url] ([url]http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/03/26/2016-rps-texas-max-madness/[/url])


b00m!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That just happened

I knew they had a TX event last year.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on February 04, 2016, 03:28:01 PM
Alrighty, I'm registered and paid for.  Y'all are going to have to put up with me again  ;D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on February 04, 2016, 03:35:33 PM
And that Makes 4!

I thought that 2 of my teammates were going to do it with me, but they've opted for Hartford in June.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on February 04, 2016, 04:10:13 PM
More than 4, I think?

Lisa
Flex
Deralta
John
Bando
Me

Or did we lose some?  I know Merk and Ron can't make it.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on February 04, 2016, 04:56:15 PM
I didn't know if JT or Bando was in.  Bando was doing one in February and knowing how frugal he is, I assumed he wasn't in on this.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on February 04, 2016, 05:11:18 PM
I think Bando said he's not going...
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: BLK00TJ on February 04, 2016, 05:17:33 PM
I'll be cheering for you guys from home.  :banana: :pepper:
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on February 04, 2016, 05:46:25 PM
Going, not sure if competing or not.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on February 04, 2016, 07:22:59 PM
Ill be there. Hell its ten minutes way.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on February 04, 2016, 11:24:52 PM
I'm going to miss having my 20 minute drive.  I was so spoiled  ;D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on February 05, 2016, 08:59:27 AM
Ill be there. Hell its ten minutes way.
Competing?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on February 05, 2016, 03:49:58 PM
Ill be there. Hell its ten minutes way.
Competing?

That is the plan.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on February 26, 2016, 09:52:26 AM
8 weeks till weigh-ins.

Squat is jumping right up, Bench is sucking wind. 295lbs feels like I'm being crushed. Deads will be 600+ on Meet day.

Maybe, just maybe, I'll give the Fridge a run for his money.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on February 26, 2016, 07:06:39 PM
My training has been been good on bench and squats.  Have not done a deadlift in literally months.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Get-n-fit on February 29, 2016, 09:41:39 AM
My training has been been good on bench and squats.  Have not done a deadlift in literally months.

Sounds like my training.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on February 29, 2016, 02:54:45 PM
Bench sucks.  Deadlift is totally on point and going well.  Squat is really, really surprising me and doing well for a change.  My only question about it currently is whether I want to compete in wraps or not.  I wasn't planning on it, but I'm having way too friggin much fun with them and put up a really solid wrapped 255 yesterday.  Huh.

My weight class is another issue entirely.  I'm about ready to just say eff it and get bumped up a weight class.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 01, 2016, 11:36:12 AM
Is everyone coming Friday night? Or Saturday? Need to make hotel arrangements.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on March 01, 2016, 11:47:32 AM
Probably Friday.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on March 01, 2016, 12:28:29 PM
I'm checking in on Friday afternoon. Weigh-in Saturday morning, assuming I lift on Sunday.
If I lift on Saturday, I'll arrive early on Friday, weigh-in eat most of the day, and check-in as soon as possible on Friday. Come home Sunday morning.  Either way, I'm there Friday and Saturday night.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 01, 2016, 12:39:14 PM
Alright I'll get a room Fri-Sat at Carrier Circle which seems to be the closest block of hotels
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on March 01, 2016, 12:41:26 PM
Where is everyone staying?

We were planning on the Hampton Inn:

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-and-suites-syracuse-carrier-circle-SYRCRHX/index.html (http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hampton-inn-and-suites-syracuse-carrier-circle-SYRCRHX/index.html)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on March 01, 2016, 12:44:51 PM
That one looks good to me. I'll be booking it soon, and for the weekend.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on March 01, 2016, 12:59:11 PM
Booked.

We got the King Suite again; party at Flex & Foxxxy's room.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 01, 2016, 01:01:29 PM
Just booked at "America's Best Value Inn"  ::) a block away
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on March 01, 2016, 01:30:59 PM
Just booked at "America's Best Value Inn"  ::) a block away

Y U ALWAYS DO DIS?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 01, 2016, 01:57:51 PM
$44 that's why  8)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on March 01, 2016, 02:34:50 PM
$44 that's why  8)

I've got you beat, I'll be commuting  ;D  Can't justify a hotel when drive is only 1 hr 15 minutes.

I'll regret it Saturday morning when I have to get up that much earlier though  ::)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on March 01, 2016, 07:12:09 PM
$44 that's why  8)

But when you add in your taxi rides back there after drinking at our hotel how much will you really save???

:P
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 01, 2016, 07:42:21 PM
$44 that's why  8)

But when you add in your taxi rides back there after drinking at our hotel how much will you really save???

:P

.4 miles away, I can walk there in 8 minutes and walk back in like 20.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on March 01, 2016, 10:14:51 PM
I should probably register for this sometime this week...:/
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 01, 2016, 10:25:31 PM
I should probably register for this sometime this week...:/

You should probably register now.

Gene said it was almost full and there was a lot of talk at Retribution about registering.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on March 01, 2016, 11:04:07 PM
I should probably register for this sometime this week...:/

You should probably register now.

Gene said it was almost full and there was a lot of talk at Retribution about registering.

Done.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on March 02, 2016, 10:29:41 AM
.4 miles away, I can walk there in 8 minutes and stagger back in like 20.
Fixed.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on March 02, 2016, 03:49:16 PM
.4 miles away, I can walk there in 8 minutes and stagger back in like 20.
Fixed.

How long to crawl back while still holding beer in one hand?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on March 10, 2016, 09:59:38 AM
Unfortunately, I have have to back out of this Meet.

I've been asked to Judge the RPS VT/NH Championships this same weekend. I'll be competing June 28th in Hartford CT, at the RPS CT States Meet.

Sorry, Ladies and Gents. 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 10, 2016, 10:59:33 AM
Dafuq?

Bro's before..before..  other stuff
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 18, 2016, 07:33:33 PM
http://www.texasdebrazil.com/locations/new-york/syracuse/ (http://www.texasdebrazil.com/locations/new-york/syracuse/)

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on March 18, 2016, 08:23:09 PM
[url]http://www.texasdebrazil.com/locations/new-york/syracuse/[/url] ([url]http://www.texasdebrazil.com/locations/new-york/syracuse/[/url])


I'm down for that.  How far is it from where we're staying?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 18, 2016, 08:26:24 PM
8 miles. Just learned that it was there whilst out tonight, I've only ever seen those places on the travel channel.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on March 18, 2016, 08:31:20 PM
Just went insane using google maps and it's 8 miles/13min.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 18, 2016, 08:32:49 PM
I just signed up for their deals club and will get $25 off my next meal there.  :D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 19, 2016, 10:47:01 AM
That place looks amazing!  Nice find, Bando!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 19, 2016, 07:11:07 PM
I was really looking forward to the weekend of cheering you guys on and getting together for beers, but that steakhouse just brought the anticipation to a new level.

Oh hey, sorry you can't make it Alex! :P
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on March 19, 2016, 08:36:00 PM
Ya it's in Destiny USA. Nice mall except on the weekends.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 19, 2016, 09:14:41 PM
Ya it's in Destiny USA. Nice mall except on the weekends.

I've never been there. Are the Go Daddy Go girls coming out to support their Pop this year? Was sorry to have missed that during my ban.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on March 19, 2016, 09:19:54 PM
The mall is more a destination than a mall. Will be cool for all of you to go there. It really is an experience.

Ya they will be there- hell its only 15 min from me. Will be much easier on them being able to come home for lunch than having to hang out all day.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on March 21, 2016, 09:05:12 AM
I was really looking forward to the weekend of cheering you guys on and getting together for beers, but that steakhouse just brought the anticipation to a new level.

Oh hey, sorry you can't make it Alex! :P
Nice kick below the belt there, Bando. 
I'll be wishing I was there with you lifting, while I'm sitting in the judges chair for the entire weekend. It was a tough choice, but it leaves me open for another Meet later this year.

And yes, I'm mad jealous.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 24, 2016, 10:31:52 PM
So..is everyone ready?

I'm staying nearby all weekend to support/spot/take videos/cheer/drink beer - whatever you need me to do. My club is doing a mock meet Saturday afternoon that I would like to attend, but I committed to this event first.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on March 25, 2016, 04:44:27 PM
I feel the least prepared that I have ever felt for a meet  ::)  Just due to life getting in the way and training a lot less days per week than I used to.  That having been said, my deads have been happy with the extra recovery time between sessions, so go figure.  My squat may come in decently.  And my bench is cranky, but my bench is always cranky, so nothing new there.  So yeah, I'm as ready as I'll ever be  ;D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on March 25, 2016, 05:13:09 PM
Not feeling ready at all.

Benched 3 plates today which makes me feel a bit better.  Need to nut up and squat 6 plates in the next couple weeks to get my confidence back up on squats.

I think my deads are total shit and are going to hold me back this time around.  I'm thinking I'll be lucky to pull 575.  Feelsbadman.

Should be able to score a 1500 total regardless....

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 25, 2016, 06:28:06 PM
I feel the least prepared that I have ever felt for a meet  ::)  Just due to life getting in the way

Just remember, you don't get trophies for life, you get trophies for powerlifting.  :D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on March 25, 2016, 09:50:34 PM
I feel the least prepared that I have ever felt for a meet  ::)  Just due to life getting in the way

Just remember, you don't get trophies for life, you get trophies for powerlifting.  :D

LOL!  I already have five of those, but six *would* balance out the fireplace mantle, now that I think of it.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on March 25, 2016, 10:20:05 PM
I have 4 but can always make room for one more!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on March 26, 2016, 11:21:53 AM
I feel the least prepared that I have ever felt for a meet  ::)  Just due to life getting in the way and training a lot less days per week than I used to.  That having been said, my deads have been happy with the extra recovery time between sessions, so go figure.  My squat may come in decently.  And my bench is cranky, but my bench is always cranky, so nothing new there.  So yeah, I'm as ready as I'll ever be  ;D

I can relate.  Work has been getting in my way.  Up worrying all night, not sleeping properly, not enough consistency in training.  Weight isn't there yet, and my gym lifts are not where I thought they would be.

Add to that, I've been having these crazy cramps in my bi's and tri's.  I'm going to start taking a multivitamin and up my water intake. 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 03, 2016, 06:59:01 PM
Does anyone attending this need any Iron? I'm looking at a bench tomorrow that comes with 2 45's, 35's, 25's and 10's I don't need.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 03, 2016, 07:15:17 PM
I'm looking at a bench tomorrow that comes with 2 45's, 35's, 25's and 10's I don't need.

I could get in on that action.  How much?

Old school style deep dish plates?

Got pics?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 03, 2016, 07:25:11 PM

Old school style deep dish plates?


I wish. Just the standard Dick's Sporting Good's plates. I just want the bench, the bar will go to my scrap guy.

Your price is 1 beer per plate.

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-0/p320x320/10421113_981973578507223_1824563037399766405_n.jpg?oh=c132034bb16c9c0ea689cb04126dab43&oe=578ED2C7)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 03, 2016, 07:48:37 PM
Your price is 1 beer per plate.


(http://replygif.net/i/504.gif)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 03, 2016, 07:52:33 PM
Wait, are those standard plates or Olympic?
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 03, 2016, 07:57:13 PM
They're Oly, just the cheapest US ones you can get, but Iron is Iron after all.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 03, 2016, 08:16:08 PM
Iron is Iron after all.

:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 04, 2016, 08:30:32 PM
Bench was a POS, did not buy it or the weights.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Trev71 on April 13, 2016, 03:49:00 PM


Good Luck everyone!

We are heading to Mexico this Saturday... sun and fun for a week. See you on the other side and I look forward to some of the videos/pics of those PRs!

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 13, 2016, 04:02:07 PM
Thanks Trev; enjoy your vacation.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on April 16, 2016, 11:35:46 AM
Everybody figured out their openers?  I think I'm set with mine at 235/130/320.  I'm feeling a little squeamish about the 235 squat, but that's purely because with adding wraps I'm adding +20 to what I would have done as an opener without wraps, so it just sounds high.  I've been testing it though, and it should work fine.  I just need to keep telling myself that  :o
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 16, 2016, 11:37:27 AM
I am thinking 560, 300, 560...

Lisa I am thinking 215, 120, 215...
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 16, 2016, 05:45:13 PM
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/117/012/tumblr_lj57goZvBh1qdjdp1o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 16, 2016, 07:53:46 PM
Not making weight.  Terrified of my lifts.

This will be a lesson in humility, 'cause I'm aboot to be humiliated.   :-[
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on April 16, 2016, 08:19:00 PM
I am thinking 560, 300, 560...

Lisa I am thinking 215, 120, 215...

Solid on all fronts!  Something about this makes me think my squat and deadlift numbers should be more, oh I don't know, equal.   ;D 

Not making weight.  Terrified of my lifts.

This will be a lesson in humility, 'cause I'm aboot to be humiliated.   :-[

Nooooo, you're gonna do great!  I'm not making weight either, if that helps any  :P  Although if I have indeed misjudged my squat opener, it's gonna be a really short day and I'll have to go get really drunk instead.

Can you believe we do this for fun?  Next year let's all just get together and hit each other with hammers.   ;D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 16, 2016, 08:27:25 PM
Nooooo, you're gonna do great!  I'm not making weight either, if that helps any  :P  Although if I have indeed misjudged my squat opener, it's gonna be a really short day and I'll have to go get really drunk instead.

Can you believe we do this for fun?  Next year let's all just get together and hit each other with hammers.   ;D

Crack me up!  You're hilarious! 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 16, 2016, 10:22:46 PM
Not making weight.  Terrified of my lifts.

This will be a lesson in humility, 'cause I'm aboot to be humiliated.   :-[

There's nothing to be humiliated about if you give it your best effort. And just think, beers and cheers with me and Mrs. B.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 16, 2016, 10:41:17 PM
Not making weight.  Terrified of my lifts.

This will be a lesson in humility, 'cause I'm aboot to be humiliated.   :-[

There's nothing to be humiliated about if you give it your best effort. And just think, beers and cheers with me and Mrs. B.

You sound like Mr Flexy.

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 16, 2016, 11:27:20 PM
Not making weight.  Terrified of my lifts.

This will be a lesson in humility, 'cause I'm aboot to be humiliated.   :-[

There's nothing to be humiliated about if you give it your best effort. And just think, beers and cheers with me and Mrs. B.

You sound like Mr Flexy.

Ahh, but if only he could bench as much as me in a competition!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on April 18, 2016, 09:32:52 PM
Roster is posted!  Cool, we don't have anyone here on Saturday afternoon, because I'm gonna need a nap then anyway ;D

http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/04/23/2-day-spring-supremacy/ (http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2016/04/23/2-day-spring-supremacy/)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 18, 2016, 09:43:33 PM
Two questions:

1) Who is meeting for dinner/drinks on Friday night?

2) I have not seen an e-mail asking about openers...anyone???
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 19, 2016, 11:25:37 AM
I'm down for dinner/drinks.

Gene asked for openers at weigh in at Retribution.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 19, 2016, 11:43:56 AM
e-mail about openers came last night about an hour before I posted.  LOL.

Sent them in today.

560/300/560
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on April 19, 2016, 03:15:17 PM
Can't do Friday get-together.  I'll probably be out there for Friday morning weigh in and then trying to get to bed early, since I'll be getting up at friggin' 4-something-o'clock the next morning given the drive from Rochester  ::)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on April 21, 2016, 04:52:17 PM
Just wanted to wish you all of the best tomorrow (for those weighing in), and the same for every one competing over the weekend. I'm checking out of the office now, and will be on intermittently over the weekend.

Hope everyone crushes it, this weekend.

Alex
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 21, 2016, 04:56:24 PM
Thanks Alex.

If nothing else I am well fed and well rested.    8)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 21, 2016, 05:51:16 PM
Good Luck everyone, kick ass and take names!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on April 22, 2016, 11:27:51 AM
Safe travels to all coming in to Cuse.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Nuh on April 22, 2016, 12:34:00 PM
Good luck to all of you who are competing!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: djflex on April 22, 2016, 05:09:11 PM
Good lifting my powerful friends from the world wide web
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 22, 2016, 07:50:23 PM
We got here safely.  :)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: kimm4 on April 22, 2016, 10:28:18 PM
Good luck everyone!  So excited to hear how you all do! :)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 23, 2016, 12:44:33 AM
We got here safely.  :)

Flex ate his 22 oz porterhouse in about 5 minutes, took me 20.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 23, 2016, 06:41:01 AM
It was a 20 oz Ribeye, not a porterhouse.

But it was fuggin goooood.   :)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on April 23, 2016, 06:45:06 AM
Hope I can do this on my phone. Guys I won't be there i had to call an ambulance for my mom I think she's had a stroke or something. Good luck everyone!!!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 23, 2016, 06:53:25 AM
Hope I can do this on my phone. Guys I won't be there i had to call an ambulance for my mom I think she's had a stroke or something. Good luck everyone!!!

I hope she is OK.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 23, 2016, 07:15:00 AM
So sorry K. I hope she is alright. How scary.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 23, 2016, 08:20:35 AM
Yikes, just sent up a prayer for Mom.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 23, 2016, 08:34:44 AM
we're going home, my wife is in one of her "moods" I knew it was a mistake bringing her
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 23, 2016, 11:34:05 AM
Well that sucks.

Miss Lisa smashed a 235 squat and a 130 bench.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 23, 2016, 01:03:31 PM
Add to that a 255 dead for a 620 total and we're done for the day.

I barely made weight.   Lol.

Time to eat.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 23, 2016, 01:47:31 PM
Congrats to Ms. Lisa
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 23, 2016, 02:04:30 PM
She called for 250 on her final dead and they loaded 255.  She went for it.

amazeballs


I weighed in at 276.6   :o

Needed 275.5 so I stripped down to my boxers and made it dead on.

:D

Going for 1550 tomorrow...
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 23, 2016, 02:06:10 PM
Congrats Ms. Lisa,  awesome job!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: piperdown on April 23, 2016, 02:19:51 PM
Great job Lisa! Way to go!!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 23, 2016, 02:37:30 PM
Thanks very much!  I almost fainted when I saw 255 and heard my name. Woman behind me said "don't think about it, just lift it". So happy.

Loads and loads of thanks to Flexy and John for helping me   So supportive!

And man oh man - that gym!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on April 23, 2016, 02:47:05 PM
Kelly sorry to read about your Mom. Well wishes sent.

Lisa that's awesome you got your deadlift and 5 more lbs than you thought too! Very well done today!!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Greg on April 23, 2016, 05:22:50 PM
It was a 20 oz Ribeye, not a porterhouse.

But it was fuggin goooood.   :)

I thought you were going to a Brazilian steakhouse? None of the ones I have been to serve you an entire steak.

And congrats Lisa on the lifts, damn fine job.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 23, 2016, 06:15:40 PM
We were late and I just wanted to go somewhere close to the hotel.

And yes; Lisa kicked some serious ass.  She has a bigger fan club than I do.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 23, 2016, 06:18:52 PM
Felt like I was eating the "Old 96'er"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc_5tx7xRlg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc_5tx7xRlg)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: kimm4 on April 23, 2016, 07:52:32 PM
So happy for your Lisa!  Way to make it happen and congrats to you!  8)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 10:20:01 AM
Just got stapled with a 620 squat attempt.

Going into bench with 600 on the board.

:(
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 11:59:30 AM
Squeezed out a 330 bench....
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 24, 2016, 12:59:14 PM
Congrats on the bench! !!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Stile on April 24, 2016, 01:50:52 PM
620 ded here it comes
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 24, 2016, 01:56:58 PM
Squeezed out a 330 bench....

nice
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 02:49:40 PM
620 ded here it comes

Gave it a go. Failed.

1530 total. 600/330/600
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 24, 2016, 02:53:10 PM
Bench and total PR, not too shabby
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: kimm4 on April 24, 2016, 03:29:40 PM
Congrats Flex!  ;D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: piperdown on April 24, 2016, 04:23:37 PM
Way to go Flex!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on April 24, 2016, 05:39:20 PM
Still a hell of a day for both you and Lisa. Was good to see you guys again and thanks to you and Lisa for the help and encouragement today. See you in August!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 06:31:35 PM
Still a hell of a day for both you and Lisa. Was good to see you guys again and thanks to you and Lisa for the help and encouragement today. See you in August!

Thanks John.

We had a great weekend.  :D

Just got home.  3.5 hours door to door.  Not bad.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on April 24, 2016, 06:44:42 PM
Still a hell of a day for both you and Lisa. Was good to see you guys again and thanks to you and Lisa for the help and encouragement today. See you in August!

Thanks John.

We had a great weekend.  :D

Just got home.  3.5 hours door to door.  Not bad.

That's because you were driving in that cool Lacrosse :p
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 07:15:40 PM
What a POS.  Dropping it off at the rental company before going into work tomorrow.

Taking a taxi to work then driving home in my new SRT.  :D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 24, 2016, 07:24:37 PM
Just got home. 

All that lifting and driving must have made you thirsty.

:beerchug:
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 07:28:31 PM
Just got home. 

All that lifting and driving must have made you thirsty.

:beerchug:

sho' did..........  :beerchug:


Missed you at the meet my friend.

Prolly would've got those two 620 PRs if you were there yelling at me, but don't feel bad about it.....  :P
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 07:35:26 PM
Vids.............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvtMWGstRk8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvtMWGstRk8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMlSr0ONqms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMlSr0ONqms)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5cdVp5XaU8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5cdVp5XaU8)


FAIL Vids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWvFE2LgOVI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWvFE2LgOVI)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLNrLYdebO0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLNrLYdebO0)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 24, 2016, 07:36:32 PM
don't feel bad about it.....  :P

too late for that  :-[
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 08:25:19 PM
don't feel bad about it.....  :P

too late for that  :-[

See you in Buffalo then.  Aug 6-7.  :D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: itsagoodday on April 24, 2016, 08:55:03 PM
Huge congrats to everyone for a job well done!  Love the story of Lisa and her surprise PR, way to go, girl  ;D   I'm looking ahead to August now, so I'll see y'all there  8)

My mom wound up being diagnosed with delirium (did not know that was a thing). It was quite a scary dementia-like thing to experience, but was also hopefully temporary.  She didn't know who I was, who she was, or anything else, was hallucinating and quite combative at times.  I had to call for an ambulance when I couldn't get her into the car on my own.  They are currently thinking it was due to a bad UTI infection, which she had no other symptoms for.  But there is a chance there are some other contributing factors.  She was at the hospital last night but is back home now, I'll be making some calls tomorrow and hopefully get some appointments to rule out other things like the beginnings of actual dementia.  Hopefully this was the beginning and the end of it though.

So anyway, since I don't need to deload post-meet, I'm going to have a head start on training for August  ;)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 24, 2016, 09:00:19 PM
Glad to hear it wasn't a stroke!

Looking forward to Buffalo and my 400lb squat attempt.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 09:01:25 PM
Hope your Mom is OK;  See you in August.  :D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: djflex on April 24, 2016, 09:30:40 PM
Hope your mom is ok

Congrats to everyone

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: LisaSkinnoble on April 24, 2016, 09:43:09 PM
K, so relieved to see you posting.  Glad it was not a stroke and I hope it was just a temporary moment. 

We really missed you this weekend.  Can't wait to see you in August!

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on April 24, 2016, 09:44:17 PM
Missed seeing you Kelly and I hope your Mom is OK.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 10:00:01 PM
Love my new trophy:

(http://www.iron-sanctuary.com/jspics/IMG_2739a.jpg)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 24, 2016, 10:13:45 PM
ayye, that trophy is the shizzle
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 24, 2016, 10:38:20 PM
Saturday they had none of those type; classic gold crap on pedastals and I was like WTF?

AMee's brother said "Yeah, people wanted a change so that's what we're going with this year."

Me:  :(

I hated these trophies at first but now I have a little collection and they have grown on me.

Walked in today to see a whole new slew of the gawdy plaster of paris gold trophies and I was like "Awwwwww Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!"

:D

Big trophies for the big boys. 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 24, 2016, 10:46:15 PM
They look great in my dungeon basement gym. My Son brought his buddy over to lift once and he was looking at 4 years of those big silly trophies with amazement.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: sakustoms on April 25, 2016, 07:04:16 AM
Congrats to both of you Jim and Lisa. Sounds like you guys had a great weekend and kicked some ass. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Stile on April 25, 2016, 07:50:06 AM
Awesome job everyone. Setting PRs and Beer. Great combinations.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: tooth on April 25, 2016, 08:09:58 AM
Congratulations, looks like some hard work payed off. 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 26, 2016, 10:48:49 AM
Flex- Did you opt out of a lift for bench? or do they not offer it? I really hope you can get a lift, I rarely unrack myself at heavy numbers
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on April 26, 2016, 10:53:03 AM
Flex- Did you opt out of a lift for bench? or do they not offer it? I really hope you can get a lift, I rarely unrack myself at heavy numbers

Yes, you can get them. Someone from the event will hand off or you can have someone you know.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 26, 2016, 11:01:59 AM
I dunno why they didn't give me a hand off on my last attempt but I didn't care.  Half the time I just unrack it myself anyway.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Get-n-fit on April 26, 2016, 11:09:36 AM
I dunno why they didn't give me a hand off on my last attempt but I didn't care.  Half the time I just unrack it myself anyway.
Well, you didn't need it, that's for sure.  I was just wondering
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on April 26, 2016, 11:40:51 AM
Awesome Job, Flex. that 330 Bench looks like you had plenty more in you.

and at 1530, I still have a chance to catch you in June. We'll see how it goes.

Bummed that I missed out on the weekend. I had a great weekend sitting in a Judges Chair at another RPS Meet. nothing like watching a close friend go for a 570lb squat (At 198 Bodyweight) and fainting instead or racking it.  He would have made the lift, but fainted just before locking it out.

Congrats to you and Lisa for a great weekend.

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 26, 2016, 12:12:00 PM
Thanks brother. 

Dude FAINTED?  That is scary as shit.  Did he get hurt?

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on April 26, 2016, 12:25:47 PM
Thanks brother. 

Dude FAINTED?  That is scary as shit.  Did he get hurt?
The Spotters were right there to catch him. They caught him, and the bar.  The video is on Facebook, I'll have to see if it's public and post it here.

it's not set to Public viewing. :(

https://www.facebook.com/brad.parkhurst.37/videos/480525602152010/ (https://www.facebook.com/brad.parkhurst.37/videos/480525602152010/)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Trev71 on April 26, 2016, 12:26:57 PM
Nice work everyone, sorry I missed it but I had the Mexico vacation scheduled a year in advance, else I would have joined in the fun.

Nice PRs.

Nice Bench Flex, just 5 official lbs behind me :) though I am going to crank mine up a bit this year :)

Your 600 squat was nice, the 620.. did you think it was a sure thing or where you going in as it being a gamble? just curious, at those numbers I wouldn't really know what to add on after your 600. But, if that was a 400lb squat, and my 400-405s move like your 600, I would have been very skeptical about adding another 20 and would have called in a 5lb jump... not sure.

But again, it's a meet, so you have to push your limits...  good stuff... not criticizing, seriously just asking/curious. So don't yell at me yet again... lol.

Dude FAINTED?  That is scary as shit.  Did he get hurt?

Facebook posts look as though he is fine...  some laughing and stuff.. no wheelchair pics or anything...
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 26, 2016, 12:48:27 PM
I can't see the facebook vid.

I really thought I had that 620 squat.  I let my head drop. I think it was a technical issue and not a strength issue.

Maybe Alex can comment on that...
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on April 26, 2016, 01:57:55 PM
I can't see the facebook vid.

I really thought I had that 620 squat.  I let my head drop. I think it was a technical issue and not a strength issue.

Maybe Alex can comment on that...
It looks very much like a technical issue.  In all honesty, Flex, you are brutally strong. I have no doubt, that if you could find a Pro Powerlifter to work with for 3 hours on your squat, you'd add 50+ pounds to it easy. 
The reason I say this, is because the speed with which you move under that 600lbs.  A slightly wider stance, sitting back just a bit, keeping more of your upper body upright, and not dropping so damn deep, and really cranking the wraps tighter, would all add up. Just a handful of form tweaks and you'd see a huge jump.

In that video, three things happened almost simultaneously. You look down, your upper back tips forward, and your elbows come up.  It appears that one follows the other.  You lose all that balance and power in your upper back when that happens. Once you can't support it, it doesn't matter if it's 600 or 400lbs, you tip forward.

When I say slightly wider stance, its a few inches at most, this would allow your upper back to stay vertical, and you can really utilize all the power you have.

Tighten up your technique, add a little gas to the fire, and in all honesty, I think you'd be staring 700lbs in the face in August.  Serious, no BS.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on April 29, 2016, 08:48:25 AM
SO I liked Hercules so much I pulled the trigger. Joined and paid for a years membership. Giddy up  :D
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 29, 2016, 09:24:23 AM
Mad Jelly
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Fiend_73 on April 29, 2016, 10:16:26 AM
600 lb squat, natty, and you guzzle beer

un fucking believable (in an awesome way).


Amazing the both of you.
I'm really impressed with Lisa as she has gone from a lifting noob to doing 2 meets and doing well in a short period of time.
Props to both of you!
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 29, 2016, 10:49:10 AM
Actiually this was Lisa's 3rd meet.  :D

And yes, beer guzzling powerlifter FTW.

Saturday afternoon/evening I had two 7% IPA beers at the restaurant, then 10 tall cans of Stella and 3 regular sized beers at the hotel before going to bed at about 9:30pm.

That's the equivalent of 20 beers.   

:)


:beerchug:
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Fiend_73 on April 29, 2016, 02:43:06 PM
My bad, forgot aboot the last one.
Regardless, she's come a long way.

So have you my friend.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on April 29, 2016, 03:32:30 PM
Thanks.

I plan to drink at least as much beer next comp and pull/squat 625.  Hopefully I can squeeze a few more lbs onto my bench too.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Greg on April 29, 2016, 04:46:16 PM
#1500+ for the big 3 is nothing to sneeze at, I can count on zero fingers the number of people I have seen at the gym pull off either a #600 squat or DL.  A #330 bench is not outstanding but certainly nothing to be ashamed of, hell I wish I could hit 3 plates but best to date has been #285.
Just keeping upping your squat and DL and fuck the bench.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on April 29, 2016, 10:16:52 PM
#1500+ for the big 3 is nothing to sneeze at, I can count on zero fingers the number of people I have seen at the gym pull off either a #600 squat or DL.  A #330 bench is not outstanding but certainly nothing to be ashamed of, hell I wish I could hit 3 plates but best to date has been #285.
Just keeping upping your squat and DL and fuck the bench.

IDK Greg a paused 330 at a comp is pretty good especially considering the squat/DL numbers. I don't see many people able to do all three well. One always seems to lag behind.

Im with you on the 600 lifts. Ive never seen anyone in a local big box gym do it. At my new gym its a norm  :P
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on April 29, 2016, 10:41:04 PM
I've seen a couple 600 DL's, I've never seen a 600 squat, hell even a 500 in my gym. Used to see my buddy Josh box squatting 405 x 10 which was pretty amazing at like 190.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Greg on April 30, 2016, 04:09:30 AM
#1500+ for the big 3 is nothing to sneeze at, I can count on zero fingers the number of people I have seen at the gym pull off either a #600 squat or DL.  A #330 bench is not outstanding but certainly nothing to be ashamed of, hell I wish I could hit 3 plates but best to date has been #285.
Just keeping upping your squat and DL and fuck the bench.

IDK Greg a paused 330 at a comp is pretty good especially considering the squat/DL numbers. I don't see many people able to do all three well. One always seems to lag behind.

Im with you on the 600 lifts. Ive never seen anyone in a local big box gym do it. At my new gym its a norm  :P

At one of my gyms its actually common place for guys to be benching a hell of a lot more than that, 2 of the guys actually warm up with #315 but very true that you never see them squat or DL anywhere near #600. Usually just one trick ponies is all they amount to.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on October 04, 2016, 08:07:14 AM
Bump this up. Looks like 2017 Spring Supremacy has been moved to Utica ( about an hour away from Syracuse ). The facility it will be in a crossfit gym. I went there to train w/ Ed Coan. I was trying to figure out why it would move and thought maybe there is a rift between Hercules Gym and RPS. Hercules posted a meet coming up and that it would be an XPC qualifier. Then I saw a post by Gene stating unless a meet is on the RPS calendar its not a XPC qualifier. Just guessing here.

Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Bando on October 04, 2016, 09:52:56 AM
Hmm, I saw retribution had been moved to Utica, did not realize this one was as well. Isn't Utica known for it's beer breweries? :beer:
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: AlexanderOmand on October 04, 2016, 01:18:09 PM
Gene gets upset when a Gym he hosts an RPS Meet at, hosts Meets from another Federation.  I know Rheta doesn't affiliate herself with one particular Federation, but Gene usually gets bent about little things like this.

It wouldn't surprise me that he moved the Meet because they had a disagreement.  As Owner of RPS, it's his right to do so.  In my eyes, I'd rather work out something and host the same Meet at the same place multiple years in a Row.  The Meets gains notoriety if it's repeated multiple times in the same venue.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on October 04, 2016, 02:33:07 PM
Gene gets upset when a Gym he hosts an RPS Meet at, hosts Meets from another Federation.  I know Rheta doesn't affiliate herself with one particular Federation, but Gene usually gets bent about little things like this.

It wouldn't surprise me that he moved the Meet because they had a disagreement.  As Owner of RPS, it's his right to do so.  In my eyes, I'd rather work out something and host the same Meet at the same place multiple years in a Row.  The Meets gains notoriety if it's repeated multiple times in the same venue.

Oh I agree- Genes business he can do as he wishes. An upcoming meet scheduled at Herc is listed as an XPC qualifier and seeing Genes FB post last night got me thinking about it. Rheta doesnt need the attention at Herc. She will do just fin as will Gene in Utica. The venue it is being held at is nice (except the parking is going to suck). Sucks for me though. 5 minute travel time to weigh in sure was nice  8)
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: tooth on October 04, 2016, 03:17:25 PM
If they keep moving it closer I'll have no reason not to attend. 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: FLEX on October 19, 2016, 02:25:20 PM
I finally put together a movie of all my lifts from this meet today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twiKSeT61M8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twiKSeT61M8)

Check it out and let me know what you think...
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: Get-n-fit on October 19, 2016, 03:18:09 PM
Great vid Flex, I personally prefer vids to be more edited (getting to the lifts faster) but that's bc I have a short attention span.  Hope you'll be on that platform again this coming year.
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: tooth on October 19, 2016, 07:07:49 PM
Love the video Flex.  Great lifts. 
Title: Re: Spring Supremacy @ Hercules Gym Syracuse, NY
Post by: John on October 19, 2016, 09:07:49 PM
Its like deja vu all over again  ;D

( Great lifts )