07-09-2005, 09:21 AM #1
Placed 1st in Bench Press Deadlift
I recently entered a Bench Press/ Deadlift competition. I was the first powerlifting competition I have been in for 3 years. I wasn't sure how I was going to do. I weighed in at 197 and was put in the 90kg class. To get your score they combined max bench press and max lift and you got 3 chances for each. I ended up only getting 275 for the bench and was really dissapointed with myself cuz i have gotten 325 before but i tried 315 on my final lift and i couldn't get it so i was stuck with my 2nd lift 275. While another guy in my weight class got 330. I thought I was screwed. But deadlifts were next and that is my thing. i started out at a modest 425. 2nd lift I got 515. And third lift I got 525 easy. No one even came close in my wieght class so I made up for my less then desirable bench and ended up winning it. Now I have the confidence to go out and start entering in more competitions.
Last edited by CrazyKC; 07-09-2005 at 09:23 AM.
07-09-2005, 01:37 PM #2
Good job! You'll get that 315 next time.
07-09-2005, 09:31 PM #3
07-11-2005, 11:33 AM #4
i was there he had the deadlift with ease, think he could have gone heavier. i know for a fact he could get the 315. good job in the end though
07-11-2005, 12:31 PM #5
keep up the good work, i love a good push/ pull meet.
07-11-2005, 12:32 PM #6
was it sanctioned?did you use any powerlifting gear or a bench shirt? how old are you?
07-11-2005, 01:36 PM #7Associate Member
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Congrats on the meet. It always feels good to get a win. Sounds like you should have gone heavier on your DL, but since you haven't lifted in a meet in a while you might have forgotten just how much stronger you are at a meet. I once trained a guy for about 4 yrs. He and I would do about 2 meets a year together. This kid always broke his gym PR by about 20-30 pounds at a meet. No lie. I mean he could max-out at the gym and hit a PR. Then go to the meet and beat that PR by 30 pounds. HE DID IT EVERY TIME.!!!!!
I hope you keep up the competitions. Nothing makes you better like lifted against others. Good Luck.
07-11-2005, 11:36 PM #8
To answer Doc Sust question. Yes it was sacndtioned and you couldn't use straps or gloves or any other powerlifting gear. Thanks for the support.
07-12-2005, 12:59 PM #9Originally Posted by CrazyKC
07-12-2005, 01:10 PM #10
hard work payin off. good job man.
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