[[MEET RECAP INCOMING]] Squat: 137.5kg / 303lbs (all time PR @ 63)
Bench: 77.5 kg / 171lbs (all time PR)
Deadlift: 182.5 kg / 402lbs (all time PR)
Total: 397.5kg / 876lbs
We went 9/9 and I've never been so psyched to lift on the platform as I was yesterday. For third DL we initially entered a smaller jump to build the total, but I knew I wanted to finally get 400+ at a meet. With my 2nd DL attempt, we hit a total PR, wilks PR, so for 3rd we got a chance to YOLO. WEEEEE.
Leading up to this meet, I was kidding myself about how important competing was. I spent month after month doing some of the most difficult training of my life, was disciplined with diet to supplement sessions and recovery and sacrificed approximately 246 beers this year. Now would a person who spent that much time and effort preparing for a meet, who flies across the country, pays thousands of dollars to be there REALLY approach a national meet so nonchalantly? I'm 100% comfortable admitting that I was using my whole "I'm not that excited for nationals" as a defense mechanism for the chance that I didn't have a great day.
After I watched @marialiftstacoma compete on Wednesday, I started to ask myself "What is the most important thing to you right now?" and the answer, (this weekend) is strength. Why come all this way, to approach it as if it were not a big deal?
So WE DID IT! We had a good day. My first nationals in 2015, I went 5/9 and totaled 365kgs (804lbs), so for all the lifters who had less than stellar performances this week, know that competing is a skill that will come if you keep fighting the good fight.
I'm going to keep working on getting stronger, but will take my time deciding what's next. Might try my hand at a lil deadlift bar action, or, like I say every year, become a srs weightlifter.
Thank you to everyone who made yesterday, and the past year of training successful. I'm going to post more about the meet thankyous later. But TY to my coach @hani_tsa for putting together my last 8 months of training and TY to @ryan_espiritu for handling me and seeing me through. DREAM TEAM!!
@9for9media @riahgoeshamm awesome photos 🙏🙏🙏