This meet was fun and I really enjoyed it since my family came out to see me. You can hear my brother's kids in the background of the video. It was pretty funny as they were waving at me before my attempts and it definitely put a smile on my face.
The first two squats were a bit slower than I wanted, but I figured I trained enough at my weak point that I could still get a PR. I knew 474 was going to be a battle and it delivered. Good thing I had spotters because I'm not too sure I could have racked the bar alone.
The bench continues to be my kryptonite, so I'm thinking I have focus on heavy singles and doubles for a bit.
The deadlift did not feel good going into the meet, but the warmups went ok. So, I decided to keep my opener and it came up just fine. The second attempt didn't go as fast as I wanted, but I still went for a PR and grinded it out. It felt like it took a long time to complete!
Thanks to everyone on the forum for the kind words of encouragement and it really helps me out.
Well, I trained 6 days a week for a good portion of this training cycle and I'm still kicking and managed some PRs. I think I will need to wave the intensity just a bit in order to be able to keep up this style of training and it should lead to some big PRs!
Squat needs more speed into the hole and I think my weight releasers should help with that.
Bench needs something, and I'm trying to figure it out.
Deadlift needs more work on technique and I think I need to wave intensity here the most.
Day 3 - 2/18/12
Low Bar Squat w/Belt - 1RM: 474 lbs
419 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 88% of 1RM
445 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 94% of 1RM
474 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 10 RPE - 100% of 1RM
Competition Raw Bench - 1RM: 265 lbs
243 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 90% of 1RM
259 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 9.5 RPE - 96% of 1RM
270 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 11 RPE - 103% of 1RM
Deadlift w/Belt - 1RM: 545 lbs
491 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE - 90% of 1RM
518 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE - 95% of 1RM
545 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 10 RPE - 100% of 1RM