2016 USA Powerlifting Nationals

Pic quality is kind of lame (videos are on my IG) but these are my three best attempts from USAPL 2016 Raw Nationals! Ended up going 7/9 with a 286 squat, 148 bench (comp PR) and a 330 deadlift (comp PR). Overall, I hit a total PR and made an improvement to my wilks score even after dropping a weight class within the last year. Very happy with how the meet went despite having some minor complications the morning of the meet and slight hip issues a few weeks rolling into nats.

The important part is I did what I set out to do. Adversity is the name of the game in life. There will be set backs when you’re faced with a challenge but it’s how you respond. It’s never as bad as it could’ve been. You will have to work hard and be persistent in order to succeed at anything, no matter how many people or road blocks try to shut you down or crush you.

All you can do is control what’s in your power. Make the best of the conditions with what you bring to the table. At the end of the day, the bar won’t lie and that’s why I respect this sport. It’s a true test of strength. The feeling of hitting a PR is unlike anything else. It’s objective and based on performance. The success is well earned, you get out what you put in, and you learn lessons for how to come back even better.

It was way cool to be able to share the platform and compete with top talent athletes. Congrats to all, I applaud the work and sacrifice of each individual. And now, may the journey continue with whatever path you choose… just make sure you stay strong and stay hungry. (Literally and figuratively) πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜ŽπŸ’ͺ🏼

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Video quality is kind of lame but these are my three best attempts from yesterday! Ended up going 7/9 with a 286 squat, 148 bench (comp PR) and a 330 deadlift (comp PR). Overall, I hit a total PR and made an improvement to my wilks score even after dropping a weight class within the last year. Very happy with how the meet went despite having some minor complications the morning of the meet and slight hip issues a few weeks rolling into nats. The important part is I did what I set out to do. Adversity is the name of the game in life. There will be set backs when you're faced with a challenge but it's how you respond. It's never as bad as it could've been. You will have to work hard and be persistent in order to succeed at anything, no matter how many people or road blocks try to shut you down or crush you. All you can do is control what's in your power. Make the best of the conditions with what you bring to the table. At the end of the day, the bar won't lie and that's why I respect this sport. It's a true test of strength. The feeling of hitting a PR is unlike anything else. It's objective and based on performance. The success is well earned, you get out what you put in, and you learn lessons for how to come back even better. It was way cool to be able to share the platform and compete with top talent athletes. Congrats to all, I applaud the work and sacrifice of each individual. And now, may the journey continue with whatever path you choose… just make sure you stay strong and stay hungry. (Literally and figuratively) πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜ŽπŸ’ͺ🏼

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