This morning, I headed out to the Warehouse to get in an hour of training before I went to the "F the Card" PL meet in Lynnwood, where John was competing in his very first meet.
Farmers (1.5" handles)
100'x164 no turn
One hour goes by extremely quickly when strongman training, so this is all I managed to get in...
Once I got to Local's Gym, I had the chance to chat with Mel, a woman I've competed with before, and she shared that she was apparently the only woman competing today. After a little convincing from John and Mel, I decided I may as well compete in the PL meet... Why not after doing conditioning work yesterday, hitting heavy singles all week and an hour of strongman this morning... WHY NOT?
I definitely think I had more in me on this one, but 265 is the most I've ever squatted in a meet, so I can't complain. I did wear my brace, but I know eventually I'll go without it all the time :-)
This was a PR for John, by 30 lbs!
Um, so this is sad and pathetic, but the 145 is a 10 lb PR for a contest... Whatever though, any PR is better than no PR!
John, like me, hates benching... We're gonna have to work on this, ha ha ha.
I had the 345 up to my knees and just couldn't pull any more... I think my back was pretty toasted by this point and I was just plain tired. I should be back to deadlifting over 350 again VERY VERY soon! At least I'd better be!
This was a HUGE PR for John and man was I stoked that he got it! It was quite possibly the longest pull EVER and I am just so proud that he hit this lift. Deadlift is definitely John's favorite and I know he would've been completely miserable had he not hit this weight. So proud of him!
All in all, it was a pretty fantastic day! I felt really good about my meet, my total is definitely better than it's ever been!!! I have some pretty good videos that I will post up later.