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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2014, 06:34:08 PM »
1450 Total.


Hell yes.  Nice showing man.  Real Nice.

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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2014, 06:43:59 PM »
Piece of cake.
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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2014, 08:15:11 PM »
Awesome stuff Alex. Grats on total!
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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2014, 09:11:09 PM »
Full write-up later.
Deads - 565, 600. Missed a 610 World Record.

1450 Total.


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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2014, 01:50:37 PM »
Congratulations Alex!  That's awesome!
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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2014, 10:36:06 AM »
Ladies, and Gentlemen, I can't say Thanks enough.  I'm not kidding about that.  I often would have I-S open on my phone in the gym, tracking Flex's workouts, and pushing myself to surpass them. A few I did, a few I did not.  I can't match the volume he does, but I can match the lifts.  Seriously, Flex, thank you for unknowingly giving me a goal to aim for and push myself towards.

It was an amazing day. Not only for my Lifting, but also because I had an amazing Lady with me. She was Lead Cheerleader, Videographer, Food Support and Encouragement.  Wendy truly is amazing.  I can't thank her enough for all that she has done for me since we've been together.

On Saturday, March 22, before I crawled into bed, I weighed 256 lbs. On Sunday morning, I began my Cut to make it to the 242lbs weight class. Through Water, sodium, and food manipulation, I dropped nearly 20lbs in 7 days. On Saturday, March 29th at 7:30am, I weighed in at 236.6lbs. My official weight for the Meet. I overshot my mark, as once the weight started coming off, it didn't stop, the day before the Meet, I stuck with my plan because I didn't want to eat something and have it backfire on me.  When I do this again, I will manage it a bit slower and retain some weight.

Here's the genius behind that.  Saturday night, I had a fantastic Meal. Loaded with everything I wanted.  My breakfast stayed the same all week. 3 eggs, and a Protein shake. Sunday, I drank 2 gallons of water through out the day, no carbs, no sodium (all week), just baked chicken and baby spinach and water. Monday, Tuesday, the same thing. Monday night, I did 20 minutes of treadmill.  The owner of the gym did a double take and asked if this was the fourth sign of the apocalypse. Wednesday, one gallon of water through out the day, food the same. Thursday 1/2 gallon water, food the same. Thursday night, I took a dose of Magnesium Citrate.  That kicked in at 5am on Friday monring. HOLY HELL, I was scared. I could feel my rectum sparkle with cleanliness. Friday, No water. Ate Breakfast of 2 eggs and a shake.  No Food/water until Saturday morning after the weigh-in.  Friday night, I was weak,  exhausted, and a bit wobbly/light headed. 

On a side note, I cooked dinner for my Lady on Friday night. Red Moscato wine, grilled Bourbon steak tips, sauteed spinach w/ red onions, feta cheese and Bacon on top.  I sat with her, while she ate dinner. I didn't eat.  Willpower, Bitches. WILLPOWER. I also cooked 12 massive pancakes, 2lbs of bacon, 2 lbs of country sausage, and a pound of Chinese sausage for me to eat on Saturday.

Saturday morning, I was completely dehydrated. Couldn't even spit.  Officially weighed in at 236.6lbs. I started eating and drinking immediately and when I went to bed Saturday night, I weighed in at 250.2 lbs.  Pancakes, with chocolate chips. G2 Gatorade, water, more pancakes, country sausage, bacon, Chinese sausage, more bacon (I think I'm off bacon for a while) and more water. I weighed 250.2 before I crawled into bed.

Sunday, Wendy and I arrived early, and the show started at 8:30. The First competitor of the day squatted 35lbs. She was 7 years old. Her Mom was next on the squat rack, and Her dad was later in the day. Powerlifting is a family event.

I took the approach, that my opener is something I know I can get. My second attempt is for a Personal Record (PR). If I miss it, I have another attempt. If I make it, I go all cards out on my 3rd attempt, or I pass and save energy for the following attempts.

On Saturday, I went 8/9 only missing my last Deadlift.

At the end of the day, I Totalled out at 1450lbs. Just Shy of that 3/4 ton mark. When you figure in warm-ups, and attempts, I lifted nearly 8 tons on Saturday. I took 1st place in my division.

Follow-up notes that haven't been posted yet, but my lifts get ranked nationally in an online database that counts all Men over 40 in my division. The Squat will rank me at a tie for 21st place, moving me up one position from my current. My Bench, doesn't even come close to national ranking, as #30 is 418lbs. MY Deadlift will move me from 28th place, to a tie for 22nd place, in the Nation. My overall Total moves me up from 18th place to 15th place in the Nation.

Again, it was an amazing day for me and Wendy, and I am incredibly sore and beaten up today. I'm back in the gym tonight, as it's now time to begin training for Rochester, NY, on August 9th, 2014. Where I am aiming to take the World Record with a 625lb Deadlift.

Feel free to ask any questions, or add comments. Something you see in the videos that I might improve, or something that I missed.

Thanks to you all for supporting and encouraging me.  It's why I post at Iron-Sanctuary, and nowhere else.
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Squat: 545; Bench: 350; Deadlift: 610; Total: 1490

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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2014, 10:45:15 AM »
Excellent write-up and congrats again.
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2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2014, 10:55:38 AM »
You gained 14 lbs in one day?? DAMN!!!

I was actually most impressed with your bench gains
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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2014, 11:03:09 AM »
Thanks guys.  A few noted from the Meet.

There was a 725lb Raw Squat. The guy weighed 286.8lbs.
There was an 800lb Raw Deadlift. This guy weighed in at 263.2lbs.

Some amazing Feats.

Results are posted.
http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2014-new-england-revolution/
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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2014, 01:22:00 PM »
Congrats on the lifts, all that work really paid off.  I've been watching the videos, and the intensity you bring to the lifts is amazing.  Very impressive stuff.

I need to work more on my focus, as so much of this game is mental.
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Re: RPS New England Revolution - 2014
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2014, 04:38:34 PM »
Excellent write up on the meet and a HUGE congrats on your total and that fucking awesome 600lb pull!!  It's a milestone!  Everything else will be easy from here on out, until you pull 700.   ;D