Well, the meet didn’t go exactly as planned, but as only my third meet thus far in my powerlifting “career”, I’ll count it a success. I was feeling very good last week and when my coach gave me my numbers, I told him I wanted to PR, so he adjusted accordingly. He knew better all along, as I didn’t PR as intended.
Weighed in at 7 am but my body thought it was 6 am (aka too early) because of the time change (bad timing) and weighed in at 144! That is insanely low! The morning prior I was 147, and I didn’t monitor my intake Saturday at all. Don’t know how I ended up that low….
Squat: 225/240/x250 Had only about 10 mins to warmup for squats because instead of following my gut, I followed what everyone else was doing (not warming up) and then, as I thought, the rules briefing ran late and so I had to skip a bunch of warmup reps and it totally threw off my routine. First attempt was easy, 240 was harder than it should have been and I needed to keep my chest up, so I wasted a lot of energy grinding, so 250 became impossible.
Bench: 160/170/x180 160 was a breeze, 170 wasn’t too difficult. Really wanted 180 but still can’t get it after the significant pause.
Deadlift: 250/265/x270 Between bench and deadlift I got super exhausted. So I downed honey straight from the bottle, put on some pump up music and tried to will my body back. 250 was decent, 265 was a grind, and that wiped me out. Lowered my last attempt from 275 to 270 to try and grind it again, but my body and mind were done.
Was super disappointed afterwards. Went in feeling really good, but as my coach reminded me, not every day is going to be a PR day, and today wasn’t my day. At least this time I didn’t have any technical fails, so I did end up with a Total meet PR, even though none of my lifts were true PRs.
Lots of things to work on, including keeping my chest up during my squat and deadlift and continuing to work on my leg imbalances. Still feeling strong, so expecting my numbers to increase soon.
Girl!! You still crushed it.