Went 2/3 today at #ChicagoFitExpo, not the day I wanted and even more frustrating because of how it played out. Hit my 407# opener easy, then took 430# for my second attempt. Was waiting for my third attempt of 452#, but the clock was started without the announcer calling my name. He finally called it at 30 seconds left, but that wasn’t enough time to take the lift before the clock expired. Pretty frustrating since my first two attempts went up quick, and even the third felt really light in my hands when we unracked it. I have no doubt in my mind that I would’ve hit the lift today, everything was moving fast and feeling good. Still, I can only control what I can control, and the meet director refused @ryanhamscher’s pleas to give me a re-take so it is what it is. I’ll come back stronger knowing I can get this weight and more next time.
Can’t thank my wife @tmkrause74 enough for her support and putting up with me chasing these numbers, @ryanhamscher for spending another day away from @hamscherholt handling me and being the best liftoff guy in the biz, @t.j._snyder for working me over to get this bicep tendon and back healthy to push the weight, and @tdsmash for giving me some solid advice and helping me throughout the day as well. Also great seeing @irregular_strength again, that dude is a beast and one of the nicest guys in the game. A 450# goal was temporary anyway, just going to leave it in the rear view and focus on getting even stronger. On to the next.
Props to @ironrebel for the singlet and some solid wraps. Check em out (LINK IN BIO) and get some if you want the best wrist wraps around for handling a strong bench. *******************
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