Powerlifting Meet Results

I won 2nd place in the open raw 198lb weight class for the deadlift.

So, I’d been prepping for a powerlifting meet that took place on March 10th. My goals for the meet were to be able to bench 200lbs and deadlift 400lbs. I’d also wanted to be able to squat 300lbs, though squats were not one of the lifts at this meet. Well, I not only met my goals, I feel I handily exceeded them. Bench-wise, I’ve got a lot of improvement to do to be competitive raw at my current weight class. Deadlift-wise, just adding 50-70lbs to my current top lift greatly improves my competitiveness. I plan on participating in another meet in April, likely in the same weight class. My goals are to be able to bench 250lbs, squat 330lbs, and deadlift 475lbs by that meet (also bench and deadlift only). Even better, this one has cash prizes!

Anyway, I’ve got video of my lifts. First the bench press:

I’ve put up video of my lifts. Bench presses (200lbs, 210lbs, 225lbs*):

  1. http://youtu.be/vPFmgSdvcmU
  2. http://youtu.be/KVEz0kDcbyM
  3. http://youtu.be/nJJzm2MOCjA

Deadlifts (400lbs, 410lbs, 420lbs):

  1. http://youtu.be/pB1ydRxqwBQ
  2. http://youtu.be/CJlVASHLZkk
  3. http://youtu.be/KOJXtAmefkE

Since I hit all three of my deadlifts, I was able to go for a fourth, which I achieved at 430lbs. However, video of my fourth deadlift is not available due to operator error with my phone.