Babby's First Powerlifting Meet
I competed in the AAPF Raw Open 90 kg class. The night before, I was going to try to get from 83.3 kg to 82.5 kg. Now keep in mind that this was my first powerlifting meet, so I originally planned to just do whatever. But I decided to just try a 1 kg cut for the hell of it, because if I got it, then I’d move down from the 90 kg weight class to the 82.5 kg weight class. I didn’t even realize I was at 83.3 kg because the scales at my home are just generally bad.
I weighed in at 82.6 kg. Oops.
Here are my lifts:
My squat and deadlift are progressing pretty good, but my bench press is not really where I’d like it. More paused reps, and just more upper body stuff will help, I think. 5/3/1 hasn’t been terribly good for my bench press, so I’ll probably move to Smolov Jr. or the GZCL method.
Thanks to jevanses, bikesbrainsbetterliving, snorlaxismyspiritanimal, sophrosyneandlift, fulltimeillin, Joe, and Brent for being there! surge-to-new-levels and iron-princess dropped by on the previous day, so they didn’t get to see me lift, but it was great to see them around supporting Illini Powerlifting!