APF Southeast Powerlifting Challenge, July 29, 2006 in Beaumont, TX. This was my first powerlifting meet in 4 years. Had a blast and did almost everything I had intended, though I was ineligible for the state records I was going for (not a TX resident).
490 - good (3 white lights)
501 - good (3 white lights)
skipped 3rd attempt
386 - good (3 whites)
413 - no lift (3 reds - got it, but lifted butt off bench)
413 - no lift (3 reds - failed)
485 - good (3 whites)
501 - good (3 whites)
518 - good (3 whites)
giving me: 502 SQ, 386 BP, 518 DL
Total = 1405 lbs
Got first in my divisions - Masters 198 lb class.
Felt something tear in the top of my left quad on my very first lift, despite good warmups and all. Wasn’t too bad so I attempted breaking 500 and skipped my 3rd attempt - discretion being the better part of valor. Would have been good for 518 at least, IMHO - more if I hadn’t hurt my leg on the first lift. I also went in to this meet with an injured shoulder and badly tweaked elbow, so I’m pretty happy with my results, even if I didn’t break 400 lbs on bench officially. Did 375 last week raw and 425 with a shirt in the gym the week prior, but that’s when I hurt my shoulder and aggravated my elbow. :(
All my attempts were personal bests at a meet, and the last two deadlifts were personal bests even in the gym - I had never even tried 518 before.
It’s good to be competing again.