Had an unexpectedly exciting time on Saturday at Junior Nationals and somehow managed to place 1st in the 83kg class! Things got exciting when a callus tore and my grip gave making me drop my second attempt deadlift (295kg) which I’d needed to get into 1st place, otherwise my total up to then left me in at 4th. Thankfully managed to hold onto it for the third attempt and secure the win. Had initially planned on doing a @catsmith95 and pulling a big third to go for the win whilst topping up the deadlift record, but my screw-up meant my finish wasn’t to be near as impressive haha... Ended up hitting a 240kg squat, 157.5kg bench, and 295kg deadlift going 8/9 for a 692.5kg total at 81.7kg bodyweight (466.6 Wilks), so definitely not the most impressive lifting from my part, but it was at least enough on the day.
Was an absolute pleasure lifting with the likes of @scottwebb27, @swole_shady, and @jacksuljevic who could’ve won it any other day if things had gone a touch differently.
Huge thanks to @archlikesuzanne for being an absolutely killer platform coach, whom I’d had never performed to a fraction of what I managed without, and of course @hani_tsa for managing all my programming and imparting his many training wisdoms to me! Also a big thanks to @lahart33 for filming, @leanmeansmithmachine for the photo, and the rest of the @cuplc crew for getting me to try hard!
Anyway, this post is long enough... Life, however, is even longer.
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