The meet went great, I was a little off my mark on all my lifts but I set three new PRs so I won’t complain at all. My squat warm ups are horrible, I really need to work on how long it takes me to warm up. I ended up doing my last warm up at 484 with suit and belt but no wraps, I then went out and opened with 583/265. I smoked 265 like it was a warmup, but a ripping noise in the right strap of my squat suit had me worried during my decent. I checked the strap after and saw no damage so I went on with my second of 616/280. The lifter helping me didn’t call my depth on this one so I figured I wasn’t deep enough and was upset as I came up, however I found out this was my deepest squat. An easy squat but it did leave me tired as I was trying to get depth so hard. I opted for 644/292.5 for a third. Again it felt like I was going down forever and finally decided to just come up without hearing her call my depth(on review of the video she called it just as I grunted and came up). I smoked it too, I probably had 660/300 in me, oh well.
Up next was bench, easily what I was most worried about after my shoulder injury two weeks ago. My last warm up was 405 to a 1 board in the shirt which I paused on the board for a good 3 seconds before I pressed, I was confident that I could get my opener to my chest. That opener was 418/190 and I did indeed get it to my chest after a little bit of work, I paused it nice and long and powered it up. My second was to be 446/202.5 so I jacked the shirt up getting the chest plate lower and closer to the groove. While I was setting up my right hip and lower back cramped…wow that sucked. I brought it down and it just hit a wall about 2″ above my chest so I had to fight it a bit to touch but I still got it up pretty easily. I didn’t think I had 210 in me so I called for 457/207.5, again it hit a wall 2″ above my chest but I got it down easier. It flew off my chest but I just couldn’t transition to lockout and missed the lift.
So with the first two lifts down I knew I had to do 578/262.5 to make my national qualifier so I told my helper that my third would be 262.5 no matter what. I opened with a ridiculously easy 517/235, this could have easily been a warm up for me. I called for a second at 550/250. I setup alright but I never got my left hand wrapped around the bar well so about mid thigh the bar was in my fingers, it was all I could do to try and lockout and not lose it. I got the lift in a 2 to 1 call however so I’m was happy. My final at 262.5 flew off the floor and got to my upper thighs but stopped dead at lockout, I had hit my old sticking point.
Squat: 583/265, 616/280, 644/292.5
Bench: 418/190, 446/202.5
Deadlift: 517/235, 550/250