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RPS NH/VT State Championships
« on: March 25, 2019, 03:07:08 PM »
Doing this meet again.  April 13th

Training has been going great with the exception of squat depth.  I'm feeling strong on squats, but all my top sets are too high.  I hope I'm just being a wuss and holding back, but time will tell.  Overall I'm feeling stronger than ever.  But, my best meets have come when training is dogshit, and my worst meets have come when training was great.  Still haven't solidified attempts.  I'll know for sure after this week.  My last meet was my best ever.  It was last December and I went 525/345/575 as a 198 masters II.  Felt like I left allot on the table with squats and bench, but felt like I was close to or at a max effort on the deadlift.  In my head a 540 squat and 350 bench are there.  I never seem to know where I am on deadlifts until meet day.  Time will tell, but if my training history repeats itself it will be a shitty meet.  8)
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515/335/550 198 Masters I
520 squat      198 Masters I
525/345/575 198  Masters II

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Re: RPS NH/VT State Championships
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 04:19:59 PM »
Good luck and yes, the last squat vid I saw on IG was not comp depth.  Sort that shit out.   ;D
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
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 NH/VT State Championships
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 11:41:35 AM »
Depth has been way off.  I'm always very impressed that you bury every squat.  You hit that same depth no matter if you're wrapped, sleeves, just doesn't seem to matter.  I think I'm going to need to do a bunch of paused squats after this meet to sort it out.  And, definitely need to go back to the safety bar for shoulder and elbow health.  My left arm feels like it got ran over after squats lately. 
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Re: RPS NH/VT State Championships
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 09:45:51 AM »
Best training ever.  Never felt this strong, but I've had my best meets when I'm dragging my ass at this point, so I don't know what to expect.  I never go "heavy" in training and went heavier in training than I ever have in Squat and Deadlift, plus had an all time pr on the bench in training.  Crazy how well things have gone.  Just hope it translates to meet day.

10 days out, so I've gotta figure out attempts.  If the stars align I think I have a legit shot at 1,500 total.   

515 squat (borderline depth, but I think it just passes)
350 bench (not a passable pause, but tree fiddy)
540 deadlift (total rdl because form sucks)


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Re: RPS NH/VT State Championships
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 10:10:46 AM »
10 days out, so I've gotta figure out attempts.  If the stars align I think I have a legit shot at 1,500 total.   

That's awesome.  Mentally prepare for it and make it happen.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
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 NH/VT State Championships
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 04:44:47 PM »
Ok, so I didnít come remotely close to my goals on this one. Canít figure it out, but when meet prep sucks I have a good meet, and when itís good I have a crap meet.

Went 5 for 9 and somehow still took best lifter. Probably because Iím little, and donít realize it.  But I had to struggle to not put on a pouty face when they handed me a really cool axe for best lifter. But, I was really disappointed in myself. I can make all the excuses in the world, didnít sleep the night before, fighting a cold and had a real high fever last night, but fuck all that. I just didnít bring it.

Opened with a 500 squat and it stalled half way up. Wtf, so I made a smaller jump than planned and did 520. 520 moved ok, but didnít feel great. Wanted 550+, but went for 540 based on how things where going. Had Jamie Matta the meet director, and all around amazing guy wrap me for my third. Iíve wrapped myself for meets and training, so never had a real wrap. 540 flew, just couldnít believe it. Still not sure if it was the wrap or I just respected the weight. Well my joy didnít last long because it was high. Got the it looked good to me from everyone there, but Iím high allot in training, so it must have been high. My bad, grow balls and train deeper.

Next was bench. 325 opener flew, couldnít believe it. Plan was 335-340, but listened to everyone around me instead of sticking to the plan and jumped to 350. Bad idea, it was ďalmostĒ there two times.

On to deadlifts, at this point Iím mentally defeated and physically done. CJ Murphy does a whole body rpr thing on me. Iíve seen the videos and tried it on myself, but his version was like an s&m place combined with orchids if Asia. I felt like a million bucks. Iíve never felt so good physically at that point of a meet. I told him my opener, and that I wanted 6 hundo, but I let him make the calls. 540, and 565 moved great. I had no idea if he told them 600, or 5??.  The called out the 6 hundo, got it moving and..... it stopped. Friken asshole that I am it just stopped.

Now Iíve got a decision to make. Jump back into another meet, or go back to my plan for the year of another pl meet and a strongman before years end. Iíve already  scoped out the upcoming meets.

Videos are the 540 squat, 325 and 350 bench, and 600 dead, sorry for the squat odd video itís from a buddy phone.

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Re: RPS NH/VT State Championships
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 05:14:04 PM »
Nothing ever goes as planned.  Good show.
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
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 NH/VT State Championships
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 06:43:10 PM »
Very cool. Looks like someone likes the trophy. I wouldn't worry about how things went. It happens. Odd that training was going so well though and the results didn't necessarily go as well. Nice work overall
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