This is my second year participating in the Garage Gym Competition. I had a lot of fun in the spring and put up a 750# Total.
Since May, I have not focused on Powerlifting. We are halfway through a Front Squat and Deadlift cycle at Crossfit and I have been Benching a little more since I have been sick.
240# - GGC PR
240 is within spitting distance of my lifetime best of 264# (2/24/2020)
195# - GGC PR
195 is really close to my lifetime best of 205# (10/27/2015)
330 - GGC PR, lifetime PR!
330 represents a lifetime PR, nudging past the 325# block I have not been able to push past until now
Total = 765# (2% improvement over last year 235+190+325=750).
I was happy to go 8 for 9. I was honestly surprised that I was not breaking 335 off the ground. 330 may not have been pretty, but it felt fine. I expect there was some neurological fatigue. Three maximum efforts in 1.5 hours is not joke.
I did not expect any massive improvement. Honestly, the fact that I could set a deadlift PR is still amazing to me and gives me hope that an 800 or 850 pound total not out of the question. I targeted 275+225+345=845 back in May, but never put together a plan to achieve it. I would like to maintain my squat and deadlift and intend to bench press two days per week.
I also had some new equipment for this competition including my Iron Grip plates, Texas Power Bar and Strongarm Sport Deadlift Bar.
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