AAU Worlds in Orlando, FL The good, the bad and the learning process... Weigh in Thursday @ 195.5 (so far so good) Turns out the 198's are competitive and some very good lifters are there (including a name I recognize from the records) Squats: 1st - 474 (three whites), 2nd - 518 (three reds - just ran out of steam on the way up), 3rd - 518 (two whites) Bench: 1st - 297 (three whites), 2nd - 318 (three reds), 3rd - 318 (three reds) DL: 1st - 530 (three whites), 2nd - 573 (three whites, 3rd - 584 (three reds) (5 for 9) So: 518 - 297 - 573 = 1388 total
Placed Second in the Submaster Raw Full Power meet and 1st in the Submaster Raw Deadlift only
The Good: A PR total, PR Squat, and PR DL (all meet PRs - which are different from gym PRs) Came back to get my 518 squat on my 3rd attempt
The Bad: Bench (nuff said)
The Learning Process: Have to figure out how to eat during the meet - I am doing a piss poor job of fueling my body during the day Timing is everything - timing eating, warm-ups, etc... Peaking - the last four weeks before the meet were not ideal for a peak so I still need to actually peak for a meet
84 pounds to go to get Raw Elite - This will come primarily from continuing to increase my squat, actually hitting the bench press numbers I am capable of and working my DL a little.
All in all the meet was EXCELLENT - the AAU and the meet directors ran a great meet and the Disney complex was superb for the meet. 80 lifters and awards and all were done before 5 pm (lifting started at 9:30 am).
Now a few weeks of Z and Kenneth Jay's VO2 protocol - once a week squatting and I'll pick a PL meet in late spring.