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Old 07-21-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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USAPL Raw Nationals

Any of you powerlifting types going to the Raw Nationals?
I just exchanged emails with the meet director - it is late entry now, and he's not accepting any more 198# or 220# lifters, but he allowed me in at 181#.

Only caveat is to be eligible to lift, you have to have a USAPL Total in either 2010 or 2011.

Hope to see some of you up in Scranton!

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Old 07-21-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
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Re: USAPL Raw Nationals

Yea I'm competing in the 165 lb class. I'm really excited.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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Re: USAPL Raw Nationals

Nice!
Are you competing in the Open, juniors, college, what?
See you there. Very likely, I'll be competing in similar attire to what you see in my avatar. That pic was from last years VA state championships.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:50 AM   #4
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Re: USAPL Raw Nationals

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Nice!
Are you competing in the Open, juniors, college, what?
See you there. Very likely, I'll be competing in similar attire to what you see in my avatar. That pic was from last years VA state championships.
Sean, what were your lifts and what place did you take? (I see your trophy there) Where was the comp in VA? Cool stuff.
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Re: USAPL Raw Nationals

Matthew-
Last year I competed in the Open and Masters I at 165#. I took first in the Open and Masters I. Looking back at my log book - these are my notes from that competition:

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My Squat went like this:
175 Kg (385.8#)
185 Kg (407.9#) That was a 3# PR.
192.5 Kg (424.4#) - FAIL. Got out of the hole, but only came up about 4"

My Bench went like this:
92.5 Kg (203.9#)
100 Kg (220.5#) Fail - lifted foot off ground.
100 Kg (220.5#) Fail - just couldn't lift it. I was bummed because this was well under PR weight, but I was glad I got the first lift, so I could have a Total for the event.

My Dead Lift went like this:
190 Kg (418.9#)
200 Kg (440.9#)
210 Kg (463#) This was a 8# PR.

My Total for the event was 487.5 Kg = 1074.8#.
Turned out that the squat, dead and total were state records for 165# Masters I. Since I have moved up to 181# this year, I am looking to best my prior numbers and set new records for my class.

EDIT: These were raw lifts, of course, not equipped.

If you're interested in going to the USAPL VA State Championships this year, the flier isn't on the main page yet, but I just received one in the mail last weekend. It will be in Mechanicsville on October 29th.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:53 AM   #6
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Matthew-
Last year I competed in the Open and Masters I at 165#. I took first in the Open and Masters I. Looking back at my log book - these are my notes from that competition:



Turned out that the squat, dead and total were state records for 165# Masters I. Since I have moved up to 181# this year, I am looking to best my prior numbers and set new records for my class.

If you're interested in going to the USAPL VA State Championships this year, the flier isn't on the main page yet, but I just received one in the mail last weekend. It will be in Mechanicsville on October 29th.
I'm going to be back in Oklahoma for school in October, so no dice. That's a monster squat at 165#. And a big weight jump up to 181#. If you get that bench up, you should be putting 100# on that total from bench alone.
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Re: USAPL Raw Nationals

Yep - low bench is my Achilles heel in PL events. That's what happens when you never touch a barbell until you're in your late 30s, and then don't get on a bench until you are 39!
Now that I am in the Masters category, I have several years to sit in each class and work on the lifts.
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Yep - low bench is my Achilles heel in PL events. That's what happens when you never touch a barbell until you're in your late 30s, and then don't get on a bench until you are 39!
Now that I am in the Masters category, I have several years to sit in each class and work on the lifts.
What are you looking to hit this year?
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Re: USAPL Raw Nationals

I'm at a weird spot in my training right now. The Nationals are hitting me at the wrong time - I totally f'ed up my planning, and it is my own fault. I'd like to hit a 1150# Total there. How I get there is less important to me than just getting there.

The VA State Championships should fit in with my training a bit better (and give me 2 more months of training). For that, I'd like:
Squat: 445
Bench: 255
Dead: 495
That would give me PRs in all lifts and would set new state records in Squat, Dead and Total. Plus, I think it would be cool to hold the records in those categories at 165# and 181# concurrently.
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Re: USAPL Raw Nationals

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I'm at a weird spot in my training right now. The Nationals are hitting me at the wrong time - I totally f'ed up my planning, and it is my own fault. I'd like to hit a 1150# Total there. How I get there is less important to me than just getting there.

The VA State Championships should fit in with my training a bit better (and give me 2 more months of training). For that, I'd like:
Squat: 445
Bench: 255
Dead: 495
That would give me PRs in all lifts and would set new state records in Squat, Dead and Total. Plus, I think it would be cool to hold the records in those categories at 165# and 181# concurrently.
Those would be fun to watch. Get some video!
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