2015 USAPL Michigan – State Championship Meet

Competed in my second powerlifting meet at the 2015 USAPL state championship and it was another successful meet in the books! Ended up with second in my weight class, went 8/9, and achieved what I really wanted to do which was hit a bodyweight bench. 308 squat, 148 bench, and 314 deadlift. I sucked and only got this one video from the whole meet, lol BUT by hitting this 308 on my third attempt, I broke my previous state record for my weight class! πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

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A deadlift shot (video on my IG) that a friend captured for me. This was my second attempt at 308 which is there strength wise no problem, but missed due to a technicality of hitching. I made a conservative jump up for my third attempt anyway due to the fact that I knew I could handle 314, however this didn’t allow me to PR my deadlift from my prior meet. I was still really happy to hit 314 for the day though because I didn’t want to leave with only hitting 292 on the platform. It was a little risky move but mentally I was confident to go up.

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This meet was a good learning experience as to only take what’s there on meet day, regardless of where your ego feels your true strength is. You have to be objective with attempt selection. It’s not about who is the strongest lifter in the room on meet day, but who executes. I don’t mind sharing my “failures” because, to me, it is not failing as long as you move forward and come back from it. Growing up as an athlete, I’ve learned this is true with any sport. Actually, true with life. #failforward #usapl #powerlifting

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One more video that a friend captured for me. This was my second attempt at 308 which is there strength wise no problem, but missed due to a technicality of hitching. I made a conservative jump up for my third attempt anyway due to the fact that I knew I could handle 314, however this didn't allow me to PR my deadlift from my prior meet. I was still really happy to hit 314 for the day though because I didn't want to leave with only hitting 292 on the platform. It was a little risky move but mentally I was confident to go up. This meet was a good learning experience as to only take what's there on meet day, regardless of where your ego feels your true strength is. You have to be objective with attempt selection. It's not about who is the strongest lifter in the room on meet day, but who executes. I don't mind sharing my "failures" because, to me, it is not failing as long as you move forward and come back from it. Growing up as an athlete, I've learned this is true with any sport. Actually, true with life. #failforward #usapl #powerlifting #RalyaPerformance #ProgrammedtoPerform

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