Saturday, June 6, 2009

Power Lifting Meet Results

Here's the full meet report from my meet today. I'm on the ball this time and getting it down early!

The meet went real well and I'll start around the time I started cutting weight.

At 4pm on Thursday, I was at the gym and started cutting weight. I weighed 194 on my gym scales which are notorious for being a little heavy. My home scales are a little more accurate.

By 7pm Friday night I had dropped to 178 on the official scales.

I started rehydrating, eating and got a good night sleep. I can't believe I slept so well the night before a meet! Usually nerves will keep me up and restless.

The meet started around 10am. After the rules meeting, we started warming up for squats. The warmups felt really good and I was getting great depth.

First attempt was 413. A good deep squat with lots of speed. 3 whites!

Second attempt was 446. A little slower and a little higher. 3 whites!

Third attempt was 474. Probably too big of a jump and it showed. Missed and the spotters had to help me up. 3 Reds.

Up next was bench press. Not feeling very strong with it, but the warmups were going okay.

1st - 292. Crazy long pause by the head judge for the "press" command. Didn't think I was going to get my opener! 3 Whites!

2nd - 297. Again with the long pause. Not mentally in it and got 3 Reds.

3rd - 297. Came down with the bar faster this time. Didn't hesitate and nailed it! 3 Whites!

Lastly, the dead lift. My bread and butter lift. If I was going to make up any ground, it's here. Felt very strong in warmups. The groove felt just right.

Dead Lift
1st - 524. Fast and easy. No problem. 3 Whites.

2nd - 551. Again, a quick pull. Thought this was going to be my day and hit a big PR! 3 Whites!

3rd - 573. Pretty coservative jump considering how good 551 felt. BUT, I got caught up talking with a spectator during almost the entire break between the lifting order. I didn't realize how much time had gone by and...BOOM...I was on deck to lift! Ran to the platform, put my belt on, cleaned my shoes and chalked up as they were loading my bar! In a nut shell, I wasn't mentally prepared for it. This weight would have been a meet and personal PR for me, but I blew it....talking!

1294 lbs or 587.5 kg.

My squat, dead lift and total were Texas State records and my dead lift bested the current American record in my division.

The biggest accomplishment for me was the 3-times body weight dead lift. I've been working for that one for a long time even though the weight pulled wasn't a PR.

I've got some good plans for the next training cycle, but will take a short break to prepare for the Level II RKC workshop at the end of the month.

After that, I'll start making plans for NASA Unequipped Nationals in Oklahoma City in October.

All in all, a good meet. No PR's but I guess you could say they all were at my body weight. I competed in the 198 lb class my last 2 meets and this was my first at 181.

Here's a vid of the meet for those interested:


fawn said...

Nice lifting Jason! Are you planning on participating in the PttP Deadlift team this year? I am planning on going.

Keep up the great work!

Jason Marshall said...

Thanks Fawn! Is that at the meet in January in Tampa, FL? If so, I'm seriously considering.

You and Aaron going to be hanging around during Level II?

Anonymous said...

very solid!! i gotta start letting you help me with my dead lift...yours flew off the floor!! your squat has really come around too..nice work!! congrats...

fawn said...

If you are planning on attending RKC 2, drop me a line, Aaron and I would love to have a chance to meet up with you sometime.

Jason Marshall said...

Thanks! Get on it and we'll get your DL up in no time! Just gotta start pulling!

I'm heading up on Thursday, the 25th and will be heading out Monday, the 29th for Level II. We're staying at the hotel we stayed for CK-FMS with the Liffey at the bottom. Hope to see you guys there!