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Video – 4/16/15

Posted: April 27, 2015 in Training Journal
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Video – 4/14/15

Posted: April 27, 2015 in Training Journal
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Here are my results from the 2015 APF Big Iron Iowa and Nebraska State Powerlifting Championships:

Squat – 3 for 3 – Final Attempt: 501.5 lbs (227.5 kg)

Bench Press – 2 for 3 (Missed 352.7) – 2nd Attempt: 336.2 lbs (152.5kg)

Deadlift – 3 for 3 – Final Attempt: 523.6 lbs (237.5 kg)

Full Power Total – 1,361.3 lbs (617.5 kg)

These lifts got me 2nd place in the 242 lb Raw Men’s Division.

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Here is how these numbers compare to my 1st Powerlifting Meet at the SPF Rick Hussey Tribute Meet:

Squat – 402.3 lbs

Bench Press – 325.2 lbs

Deadlift – 451.9 lbs

That makes for a 99.2 lbs increase on Squat, 11b increase on Bench Press, and 71.7 lbs increase on Deadlift for a 181.9 lb increase to my total.  I did this in 7 months!  I feel very good about how my training is coming along.  New goals have been set and a new training cycle has been started.  I can’t wait to compete again! (Videos will be posted later.)

2nd Powerlifting Meet

Posted: April 9, 2015 in Announcements
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Well…I am just putting the finishing touches on packing my meet bag for this Saturday. I am excited for my 2nd experience at a meet. Main goals for this meet: 1) don’t bomb out, 2) hit at least 2/3 on every lift, 3) beat 1st meet total. (This shouldn’t be hard. My planned openers already do this.), and 4) HAVE FUN. Secondary goal: 1) PR on all 3 lifts. The way I have planned my lifts, my total should be close to 185 lbs over my 1st meet 6 months ago. I will post my planned lift numbers later today or tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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Felt good. Form is working better. Last training session before the meet.

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Good start to deload week. Felt strong. Shoulders felt good. Feeling like I am finally finding a way to keep my body tight and actually use my legs on bench.  Last bench session before the meet on Saturday.