here's to get u guys caught up....prior to this meet, i had blown out my dbl denim a week out from the meet...which sucked ass cause i hadn't got the single-ply F6 to work yet and its more radical than the dbl denim that i "had". so i had some "head" issues and got my ass back into the game for the meet and just winged it. now i know that i'm capable of 650 after well...read on...
NGBB MEET RESULTS
i weighed in at 279 so in the end, they actually put me into the 308s...LOL!! kinda figured that but i just wanted to get weighed in. me and paul got up there before ATL friday traffic hit. later we hooked up with the CAT 5 CREW big chris, hammer, gunny and biz....felt like we had just seen these guys like yesterday...LOL!! but it was 2 week ago. hammer got weighed in as a 275 and gunny at 242. after that we called it a night and got ready for some liftin in the morning. brant(professor) also made it up as well.
the next day, i came in early for the rules meeting and met up with paul key, phil duke, jr. and his crew from t-town, dave bowman, and drew gable. paul was there helping out a friend of his. since drew didn't have help, i helped him out on his squats and brant as well. drew hit a VERY easy 644 squat in a single-ply hardcore at 220. and this was his first meet as well. dave was lifting in the 275s and his partner in the 275s too and they were doin bench only. anyhow, brant didn't have the gas with him from just moving into his new house recently but on a very good day, those squats would of been toast. i pretty much chilled out the rest of the time waiting to get ready to bench.
brant had brought with him a dbl-ply rage x(56) that i warmed up with. my raw warmups were the same save the single with 405. i also used the elbow sleeves and wrist wraps i got from APT. warmed up to 525 on a 1-board and i was ready...hammer, gunny, and dave were also in my flight too. well...i got timed-out on the first attempt so i had to take 567 again on the 2nd attempt with the rage x up high. then went up to 606 and brant jacked it very well and got close to touchin before my arm bailed and i dumped it. i wouldn't of gotten anyways cause one of my hands was outside of the rings....LOL!! so i got clipped when they racked the weight. the strength is there...606 would of been fuckin done had i gotten another crack at it...so yea...600 is very possible...hammer ended up with the biggest bench of the meet...722.5 at 275 and gunny ended up with 680 at 242...who afterward had a training session after his lifting...very motivating...took 725 on a 2-board...dave only ended up with his opener of 680 at 275 and tried 740...couldn't get that one arm to lock. in a titan shirt...that would of been done!!
after my flight was over, i went to help drew on his bench but goin back and forth between him and phil, who both did great. phil, in a tighter shirt, would of nailed his last attempt which i believe was in the upper 400s. drew ended up with 413 and missed 451. not bad for a first meet!! freak is goin to have to beware of drew...LOL!! and achilles is goin to have to work harder cause phil is gettin closer and closer to a big squat and big bench. not sure what phil pulled so i'm sure he'll mention it in his log but had a big total at 148. jeff ray ended up with a mid-700 pull at 220 as well and darrell hoard had an awesome day as well...BAMA POWERLIFTING was well represented. paul(psparks) got full-exposed to the sport and had a very good time there too...he also did a very good job of lifting off for me as well as well as him, brant, and paul key handling me.
the highlight of this day was being the announcer for the remainder of the meet. jon recruited me(thanks to sparks) to annouce since the announcer he had was wanting to leave. so yea...i had a few fucktard moments there but i got better. LOL!! had fun doin it too...even threw a blurb for the forum out there too... but one word though, be on the lookout for two names, jim benson and keith taylor. both of these guys had some very impressive lifts and totaled some freakish numbers...either at or over 2000 at 220...seening these guys makes me almost do a full meet again...LOL!! when i find the results, i'll post them up here. james searcy attempted 854 on the deads at 308s or super. owned 818!! and sam byrd did 1003 and attempted 1030 at 198!! and the lifter who got first in the 308s bench only...with a 700 bench, had a build very simliar to mine!! long torso and long arms...so there is hope for me on the bench yet...seein him bench just fired me up and he trains at NGBB!
all in all...this one of the best meets i've been too...ranks right up there next to the WABDL 03 meet i did...it was close to 100 lifters there. i got a 27lb PR but still not happy after seein how close i was to 606...but i also know that 600 is a done deal!! though i'm not happy with the 567 since i knew i could do it in the first place. drew is also comin up to b'ham next saturday for a training session...and we'll work on gettin phil over so he can learn the use of bands/chains. the plan for the bench won't change...it works. just need the right shirt...so i'll be workin in that F6 as well as the metal i got from randy a few days before...still will be workin the squat and dead as well...and adding some front delt work from time to time...but needless to say i'm better/stronger than a 600lb bench...
big thanks to all here on THE RAGE as well as paul, tiny, randy, brant, buddy, chip, bubba and the outlaw crew in gadsden, drew, paul key, hammer and the CAT 5 crew, and tim(viking) for the big support...i really do appreciate it...my next meet...sam byrd's meet in chattanooga in november...650 is now the goal!!
here are the pics:
saga continues...but with a new number
315/15 405/15 495/3x15
80/10 120/10 150/10
***just did a nice little "catch-all" session. gettin stronger on the flareouts though...45s were hard the first time but now 35s are gettin easy and they helped a good bit too!!
ok...so i'm back training again cause i'm not that worn out from saturday...good reason..i've been doin 565 for 3 weeks prior to the meet...in the end...can't really call that a PR...LOL!! kinda feel and understand gunny now...i'm a lot better that a 567 and 606 now...i know u guys know this already...took me some convincing to do believe it too...
boy...am i slow...LOL!!
ME squat/DE dead
raw squats(w/ belt and knee wraps-loose)
135/10 225/3 315/1
(ADDED WRAPS & BELT HERE)
415/2 415/2 415/2 465/3 465/3 465/3 415/5 415/5
***man...its been a long-ass time since i've done a session like this...by the time i go thru squats i had that old sick feeling...means i'm doin something right...LOL!! but the deads moved ridiclously fast though...not surprised...somehow with every passing set on squats, my reps got "stronger" and on my deads, my last single was the fastest. then did some hamstring work, abs and adductor work and that was it. i won't do speed deads like i've done in the past and will keep the singles down to 6 but these sessions is what really made my squats and deads strong as shit!!
feelin sick on speed/raw sessions...means i'm workin!!