kinda, sorta....I wasn't expecting to do this meet until a buddy @ work let me know about it..it was around 9 weeks out already...so we'll see...I'm down 5 lbs since the start of August by just cleaning up my diet, no added cardio, so if I can manage another slowish 10 lbs in the next 4-5 weeks, while maintaining decent strength, I will go for it...this will be my first time taking advantage of a 24hr weigh in as well.
Took the week off, tweaked my back wrenching on the car last Sunday...so today finally made it out to Iron Sport Gym for the first time in hopes of hitting 6 hunnit...sleep was terrible, and even though energy felt good, I just felt off...the 1st attempt made it just over my knees, and the 2nd just below...ripped my hand probably worse than I ever had before, was leaking pretty bad...but was upset, so went on a singles party, regret it now because the ripped callous stretches across the pinky and almost to the middle finger and it hurts like hell...the RDLs may be also be a PR.. forgot the heels, so the 455 moved slower than I would have liked, but shoulder issue didn't rear its ugly head...Bench was hot garbage...all the power bars were taken, so I benched with a deadlift bar, lol, which was terrible, unracked 315 and put it right back, wasn't worth it....
this cut sucked so bad...losing weight after hitting 180 is always the hard part...no carbs, and a pretty drastic caloric deficit added to the water cut...I was still around 169 the morning of...2 hot baths had me just over 166 before I left the house...drove the 80+ miles to weigh ins with a trash bag and hoodie on, while sucking on Jolly Ranchers and spitting as much as possible, all while having the windows up and heat on, lol...worked out...weighed in @ 163.3 lbs.
Meet went ok...could have went much better...sleep the night before was horrible...crashed around 8:30-9p, woke up around 1am, and struggled to go back to sleep.
the AM lifters were split into 2 flights of around 12-15 (as were the PM lifters)...the downtime between lifts were fine, but the rest time between each lift and subsequent attempts felt like they moved way too fast...it felt like I was barely catching my breath from my 1st Squat attempt to my 2nd.
Squats 457 lbs - 3 Whites 485 lbs (Meet PR) - 3 Whites 507 lbs - just didn't have it.
280 lbs - 3 Whites 308 lbs - No Lift (jumped the start command, and felt something pull in my left forearm) 308 lbs - 3 Whites (forearm pain made it harder for me to form a fist; flossed it and mashed it with a tennis ball)
557 lbs - 3 Whites (forearm pain was scary at lockout) 589 lbs - No Lift (walked to the bar, attempted to pull slack before attempt and called it, not worth the risk) No 3rd attempt.
1st Place and Top 3 Lifter with a 440 Wilks (good for 4th in USPA DT'd 165 RC),so was pee pee tested.
All in all, still had plenty of fun, and even though I'm nowhere near satisfied with my numbers, knowing that at a minimum, I was still fairly competitive with less than 2 months of prep has me looking forward to the next meet more than ever now.