Hey guys. I appreciate the support and it was nice to meet some of you in person. If I didn’t introduce myself during/post meet then I apologize. I had a bad meet and I wasn’t feeling as social as I should have been. I’ll do my short little write up on the meet later today. Again, thanks for the support.
And here it is:
Had a shitty meet. It’s all good though. Had a hell of a time at the Arny. I was in the hole for my first attempt squat when Arnold came out and gave a 5 minute speech on childhood obesity. Needless to say it fucked me up. I had my belt on and my music was going. By the time Arny was done I was cold and out of my zone. My opener hurt. I was cold after that point and my hips/knees were absolutely killing me. I’ve never felt that before. Usually I keep a pretty good tempo for lifting and I stay warm. Not this time, no thanks to the man himself. Ended up hitting 550.
View from my friends perspective (online)
My bench was going really well. I started to cramp EVERYWHERE once I hit my opener. My abdomen was cramping up so fucking bad. I wasn’t hydrated at all. I didn’t take account the day of traveling and walking around before the meet. I didn’t compensate for the lack of water the previous days. Fucking silly move on my part. Hit 383 and it was easy. I put 402 and I was so confident I was going to hit it that I fucked up. I got lazy at the pause and my elbows drifted back. I fucked myself. Thats what happens when you crush stuff in training, then act like a goon at the meet.
Courtesy of Chris:
At this point in the meet my body felt like dog ass. Dehydrated. Lack of mental attention. I wanted to go home. Deadlifts felt slow. Looking back at the video they were fast, but I was checked out at that point. Mike kept telling me to stay positive, but I was just so upset with how the meet was going that I mentally shut down. He’s a great friend and he was trying to help. I am an emotional volcano so when I shut down I shut the fuck down. Pulled 578. Like a fucking joke. I didn’t want to miss another 3rd attempt. Shawn, who was my handler, gave the judge my 2nd attempt deadlift. He forgot to sign off on it after he gave her the attempt. You have to sign off on it or else they just throw 5K on there and call it a day. Some stupid rule. I don’t understand why the judge didn’t just say “Hey you forgot to sign off on this”, when he walked away. That would have taken too much energy on her part though. During the strongman events they kept changing the numbers on the bar at their pleasure. I guess the amateur level lifting has to be taken more seriously. Ya know? cause of all that money thats at stake. I’m bitter about it.
I can’t thank all of you guys enough for the constant support. It helps when I have shit meets like this. I’ll be taking a break from powerlifting for a short while. I can’t give it the attention it needs being a broke intern.
On the bright side we met Steve Goggins
Here is a video of me lifting. I couldn’t film due to all of us lifting really close to each other. Sorry for the let down on the video end. We were a few men down this meet.