Meet recap time. This is going to be a long one so settle in. Competed this past Saturday at USPA Lightning Strikes @lightningfitness860.
Walked away with first place 🥇 in the 181lb Classic Raw Open division. Here’s how it all went down.
Weighed in at 79.8kg/175.9lbs.
Video 1: Squats
Opener: 227.5kg/501.5lbs ⚪️⚪️🔴
2nd: 242.5kg/534.6lbs ⚪️⚪️⚪️
3rd: 252.5kg/556.7lbs 🔴⚪️🔴(depth)
5lb all time PR in wraps. Walkout with 556 was shakey, and I think I just second guess my decent into the hole. I knew it was going to be close when I racked it. Feels awesome knowing that the weight is there though.
Video 2: Bench
Opener: 122.5kg/270.1lbs ⚪️⚪️⚪️
2nd: 132.5kg/292.1lbs ⚪️⚪️⚪️
3rd: 137.5kg/303.1lbs ⚪️⚪️⚪️ Perfect call for the 3rd. Finally broke the 300lb mark in a meet, and first time ever hitting a third bench in a meet.
Video 3: Deadlift
2nd: 262.5kg/278.7lbs⚪️⚪️⚪️ (not shown)
3rd: 272.5kg/600.8lbs⚪️⚪️⚪️ Finally a 600lb meet pull. Definitely the highlight for me.
I need to thank @stacerbfacer
for being the most amazing supporter for my crazy obsession, thank you for dealing with the meltdowns about crappy training days and injuries, you are amazing. Thank you to my coach @joesullivanpowerlifter
for reminding me to trust the process. This was without a doubt the hardest prep I’ve been through thus far, dealing with small injuries throughout and only really being able to get consistent pain free training for the last 3 weeks of it. (Shoutout to @barbell.therapy
for getting me healthy) Joe is definitely the mastermind behind this meet success, thanks for letting a little of that insane strength of yours brush off on me. Thank you to @breezylee22
for handling me and making all the right calls on meet day. You the real MVP, and best twin out there. And of course the rest of the CMIC team, @somanyroses
who absolutely crushed it as well, @robbietfilms
with the sick angles and everyone else who helped out in the gym and supported through this process. @toddzilla814 @abullduck @dacbietdaddy