Simply after I thought I used to be getting again into common coaching (weeks 79-80), up pops one other competitors in my native space. This was the primary of a brand new initiative of NW Powerlifting regarding their affiliate league and was very ably organized by Jon Wilkinson and his workforce at Combating Match, Manchester (18 Feb, 2018, finish of coaching week 81). Though I don’t prepare with an affiliated membership there have been areas out there for unbiased lifters so I went alongside to assist make up the numbers.
As per ******* ordinary, the trains have been problematic so I took the bus alternative service with my daughter and workforce photographer and there have been numerous pleasant faces to greet us on our arrival and we have been each very grateful to Gen for giving us a carry again house!
As soon as once more I achieved my objectives on the comp by hitting new comp PBs on all lifts, having weighed in at bang on 83.0kg on the day, although I did fail a 110kg bench press and began barely lighter on the squat and deadlift than I had initially supposed. Nonetheless, progress is progress and this left a little bit one thing within the tank to up my recreation on the subsequent comp. On the day I lifted:
Squat: 130kg, 135kg, 140kg (all lifts felt deep and robust and I anticipate to open with 140 not less than subsequent time)
Bench: 100kg, 105kg (I obtained this no drawback, however failed it on the novice comp 4 weeks earlier), 110kg (could not fairly get the lock-out on this carry)
Deadlift: 170kg, 177.5kg, 185kg (all lifts felt robust, although I used to be undoubtedly reaching my present restrict on the final one proven within the video above). The final carry represented a brand new common PB at this physique weight, having hit 180kg on the finish of week 80. Furthermore, my earlier 1RM was 190kg, however this was at round 93kg BW, so the 185kg carry above provides me a greater Wilks rating because of the significantly lighter BW. I’m now trying ahead to hitting 200kg later this 12 months.
In whole there have been solely 12 lifters and I positioned fifth, including 25kg on my competitors whole from the novice occasion 4 weeks earlier. My whole was 430kg, giving me a Wilks rating of 287.025 (age-adjusted rating = 324.338), so I used to be very proud of the end result on the day, particularly as I had not accomplished any particular peaking for it as I needed minor interruption to my present coaching plan.
In abstract this was a FABULOUS day. Powerlifting comps are nice anyway, however this was extra like a relaxing out model that didn’t drag on for thus lengthy, although I used to be nonetheless knackered after I obtained house on the finish of it. I’ll undoubtedly participate in additional of those if I get the prospect with a purpose to put together my recreation plan for future, sanctioned comps.
Thanks for studying!