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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #135 on: August 05, 2017, 08:45:46 PM »
Welp.......this meet did NOT go as planned for me.

I felt good during my squat warmups.  Better than usual.  Plan was to open with 580, then 605 2nd and end with a 625 PR.

Opened with 580.  3 green lights.  No issues.

605 second attempt, unracked and wobbled a bit.  Re-racked.  Took a breath, unracked again.  OK, good.  Descent was fine.  Started coming up and POP! I pulled a muscle in my groin area.  Went down like a sack of potatoes and could not get up.  Fuck me I was lying on the platform like a fish in a boat unable to move for what seemed like forever.  Lisa came running over, Gene was hovering over me.  Fuck it was a nightmare.  I could not move or sit up or anything for what seemed like forever.  Finally was able to gain my composure and get up and walk off the platform by myself.  Queue in Ovation from the crowd.

Holy Fuck.

Didn't know what to do.  but for sure no more squats.

I couldn't sit down. 

I felt like I might be able to bench.  I told Ame that I would see how things go and she was cool.

Warming up for bench I was fine except it was agony getting up.  I went 315/325/335 for my best meet bench yet.

When Lisa was warming up for deads I did a quick set and it felt OK.  So then I was thinking I'd be fine.  My opener was set at 580.

But when it was my turn to warm up for deads I pulled 225 for 2 reps and I thought I was going to collapse again.  Some dude looked at me and was like "Are you ok?".  I said "No".

I told Ame I couldn't deadlift but I didn't want to drop out of the meet.  I asked if I could do a token lift and she said that the first lift of the next flight was 255 and she would let me do that so I did.

Embarrassing as fuck but she announced I was injured which I thought was nice.

So I ended up with 580/335/255 for an 1,170 total.  Christ.

Lisa opened with 235 on squats and I called her depth but the depth Nazis were out in full force and I guess I am blind so she got 2 red lights on her opener.  She came back to get it again then 245 for a meet PR.

Bench she opened with 125 no issues but 135 got stuck 3/4 the way up.  Fuuuuuu.  She tried it again with the same results.  Bummer.

Deads she opened with 250 then 270 both lifts looked like warmups.  3rd attempt was 285 and it was perfect.

So she got a 10lb PR on squats and a 15lb PR on deads and a 15lbs meet PR.

Love this woman more than I can express in words.

TL;DR:  Lisa is awesome and I need to hang up my belt.

Cheers;  :beerchug:

« Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 08:51:06 PM by FLEX »
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

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2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #136 on: August 05, 2017, 08:55:28 PM »
HUGE thank you to Dave for coming out and helping me on bench and taking vids.

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Powerlifting Meet Bests:

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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: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #137 on: August 05, 2017, 09:09:13 PM »
I had a great time and it was awesome to see some meet pr's today. 

I regretted not signing up the second I walked in the building lol still fun to help out a bit though.
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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #138 on: August 05, 2017, 09:25:59 PM »
Reminds me of that old quote by Socrates: "A rough day at a Powerlifting meet trumps the best day of folding laundry and doing chores"

Sorry to have missed this, thanks for the text updates FLEX and enjoy the post meet beers!

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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #139 on: August 05, 2017, 11:31:50 PM »
It is always a pleasure to lift with Lisa and Flex, and huge thanks to Dave for coming out, cheering and helping  :)  There were some absolutely amazing lifts at this meet.  Mad respect to Flex for scaring the crap out of everyone and then walking off like a boss and continuing on at the meet.

My day was a mixed bag.  I've been having some troubles with my bad hip in the least week or so, and warming up for squats I felt really lopsided.  Oddly enough, once I was out on the platform I felt fairly even, and my greatest problem was sinking my depth waaaaaayyyy too deep again.  Put up an easy 255 as an opener, failed 275 as a too-deep second attempt, came back with 275 as a successful third attempt, with Flex calling depth for me and got it that time.   It was a good thing he called it, I initially forgot he was there until I heard him shout out and was like OH YEAH!  If it hadn't been for that, I would have just kept right on going again, lol.

I was very disappointed in my bench.  My strength was fine, I just made stupid mistakes.  My opener at 135 was really easy.  My second attempt at 145 went up fast as well, but my butt came off the bench a little, so it was redlighted.  I opted for 150 as a third, but somewhere in between struggling with the weight and trying to NOT let my butt come up, I strained the lower left side of my back.  So I only got 135 on bench, and was worried I'd knocked myself out of commission on deads because initially, my back was really bothering me.  I wound up rolling out my lower back with my lacrosse ball, and between that and quite a long break in between bench and deads, luckily it did ease up.

Deads were great.  I completely screwed up the timing of my warm-ups.  Initially I started warming up 45 minutes too early until someone pointed out it was too early, so I went back out to the meet and sat down.  Then I came back later to start warming up again, and was just moving too leisurely, before I knew it I was four people out.  So I wound up jumping from a 255 warm up lift to 325 as an opener on the platform.  Oops.  325 launched up though, which may make me reconsider how much I should warm up for deads at future meets, lol.  I went to 340 as a second, it felt a little grungy off the ground but moved fast after that, for a new all-time PR.  And of course I just had to try for 350 as a third, because... well... 350.  I didn't get it.  But I actually got the darned thing moving, it got stuck, I got it moving again, then it got stuck a second time and I just didn't have anything left.  But I think that one isn't too far away ;)  I got one heck of a CNS buzz from the attempt though, lol.

Ultimately I went 275/135/340 for a total of 750, which is +20 from my previous meet total.  Looks like I'll need to start chasing 800 at future meets, and I'll get a good chunk of the way there the second I learn how to KEEP MY BUTT ON THE BENCH  ;D

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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #140 on: August 06, 2017, 09:17:43 AM »
Nice lifts Kelly.  :thumbs_up:

No surprise here but I am fucking crippled today.  :o

The drive home is going to suck.  Just took 1200mg of Ibuprofen.
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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: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #141 on: August 06, 2017, 10:02:20 AM »
Damn that sucks to hear about getting injured Flex.  I hope you heal up fast.  Congrats on that bench PR. 

Way to go on the PRs IAGD and Lisa.

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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #142 on: August 06, 2017, 10:41:42 AM »
I regretted not signing up the second I walked in the building lol still fun to help out a bit though.

That would be the down side of going to a meet you're not lifting in, lol.  That's pretty much the only reason I signed up for Iron Maiden, I wanted to go watch it anyway but figured I'd be pounding my head against a wall if I wasn't lifting, too  ;D

No surprise here but I am fucking crippled today.  :o

The drive home is going to suck.  Just took 1200mg of Ibuprofen.

Ugh  :(  Don't forget to send Gene pictures though, he asked for them  ;D

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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #143 on: August 06, 2017, 01:34:44 PM »
Congrats to Lisa and IAGD!

Flex, man that's rough! Any idea what happened? Hope it's nothing but a strain and heals up quick.
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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #144 on: August 06, 2017, 08:00:08 PM »

Deads were great.  I completely screwed up the timing of my warm-ups.  Initially I started warming up 45 minutes too early until someone pointed out it was too early, so I went back out to the meet and sat down.  Then I came back later to start warming up again, and was just moving too leisurely, before I knew it I was four people out.  So I wound up jumping from a 255 warm up lift to 325 as an opener on the platform.  Oops.  325 launched up though, which may make me reconsider how much I should warm up for deads at future meets, lol.  I went to 340 as a second, it felt a little grungy off the ground but moved fast after that, for a new all-time PR.  And of course I just had to try for 350 as a third, because... well... 350.  I didn't get it.  But I actually got the darned thing moving, it got stuck, I got it moving again, then it got stuck a second time and I just didn't have anything left.  But I think that one isn't too far away ;)  I got one heck of a CNS buzz from the attempt though, lol.

Ultimately I went 275/135/340 for a total of 750, which is +20 from my previous meet total

Good stuff.

I don't think you give yourself much credit for your deads, but every time I've seen you deadlift your strength really comes through when you call on your body to do as it's told. You can always use that final lift to get lbs in your total you wanted from earlier lifts, sounds like you pretty well nailed it, congrats on the PR's!
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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #145 on: August 07, 2017, 03:02:20 PM »
How you feeling Jim? 

Big congrats to MissLisa and Itsagoodday!  Sounds like you did great!
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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #146 on: August 07, 2017, 03:46:17 PM »
How you feeling Jim? 

Ain't gonna lie; I feel broken, but a smidge better than yesterday.

Gonna rest up this week and see how things go.  May switch to "bodybuilding mode" if the groin doesn't heal up quick.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

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2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #147 on: August 07, 2017, 04:23:36 PM »
How you feeling Jim? 

Ain't gonna lie; I feel broken, but a smidge better than yesterday.

Gonna rest up this week and see how things go.  May switch to "bodybuilding mode" if the groin doesn't heal up quick.
I've had to do that a few times.  I injured my quad last year at the meet, not bad enough to stop lifting, pain went away after about 10 days or so.  Hopefully you heal up quickly too. 
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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #148 on: August 07, 2017, 04:29:18 PM »
Grats again Lisa and to you too Kelly.

Hopefully it's a quick recovery for ya Jim. FWIW there is no way you'll rope me into a mankini with your new BB endeavors  :P

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Re: No rest for the wicked - Buffalo Meet!!!
« Reply #149 on: August 07, 2017, 04:50:28 PM »
Congrats guys.  You can't catch a break flex.  Hope you are feeling better soon big guy. 
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