Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Powerlifting - 12Nov (pm)

Today was my practice "meet" (aka me lifting by myself) for the Powerlifting Competition on Friday night. My goal was to build up to my opening weights for Friday. My legs felt like smashed dog $#!T from yesterday's run, but it builds character, right...?

Squat
135 x 7
185 x 3
225 x 1
245 x 1
275 x 1 (F)

Bench Press
115 x 7
135 x 5
155 x 1
185 x 1 (Felt really good)
195 x 1 (Still felt good)

Deadlift
185 x 7
225 x 3
275 x 1
315 x 1
335 x 1 (HEAVY!)

Although my legs were really sore and felt terrible, my biggest mistake (and one that I realize now that I do too often) is I went with too many reps with biggish (for me) weights. The Deads are a perfect example, I should've gone 155 x 5 and 185 x 3, then started my singles - which is exactly what I'll do at the Comp. Same with the Squats, there's no reason for me to do 7 reps of anything at this stage, unless it's just the bar. It just starts draining energy/strength, even though it feels easy. I'm just REALLY glad that I figured that out before Friday.

1 comment:

Bad Food in Kzoo said...

Why are you hitting anywhere near your openers that close to a meet? Last time you should have taken a weight near an opener should have been 10-14 days out.