It's exactly 2 weeks away from the CPF powerlifting meet in Waterloo, and I don't really have any sort of solid training plan leading up to the competition haha. Hope it all works out though.
This week, starting tomorrow, will be my final "normal" training week (i.e. heavy with a lot of volume). After that, I'm just going to take it easy and hit some PRs come June 9th.
Also I probably won't be eating so many cheeseburgers for the next little while:
Here's what I'm aiming for:
|1st Attempt||2nd Attempt||3rd Attempt|
|Squat||210 Kg (462 lb)||235 Kg (517 lb)||240 Kg (528 lb)|
|Bench Press||160 Kg (352 lb)||170 Kg (374 lb)||175 Kg (385 lb)|
|Deadlift||230 Kg (506 lb)||250 Kg (550 lb)||255 Kg (561 lb)|
|Total||600 Kg (1320 lb)||655 Kg (1441 lb)||670 Kg (1474 lb)|
All the 2nd attempts will be PRs for me, and they look reasonable. Hitting a few PRs this week gives me confidence that I will nail the 2nd attempts in 14 days.
Anyway, some personal records for this past week:
Paused Bench Press: 370 lb x 1 (1RM)
Started off the week with a paused bench press PR at 370 lb:
Getting this gave me confidence for pausing a bench press with heavy weights.
Front Squat: 370 lb x 2 (2RM)
On Wednesday, I got a 2RM on the front squat:
Bench Press: 370 lb x 2 (2RM)
The kind-of-rare 400 lb+ bench press milestone is within my sights. I might try for a 390 lb 1RM in a few days.
Deadlift: 560 lb x 1 (1RM - Strapped)
Hit a bunch of strapped deadlift PRs, including a 1RM at 560 lb:
Originally I wasn't planning on doing this, but I figured heck, why not try and see what happens. Hard, but wasn't super hard to the point where it looked like I was having convulsions on the way up.
Time to update my personal records scoreboard yet again...