As many of you know, we traveled to the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas last week for the 2011 IPL World Power Lifting Championships.
I weighed in at 180.2 lbs and competed in the 181 lbs open single ply division.
And I took first place!
The set-up, venue and organization of the contest were incredible and my hat is off to the United States Power Lifting Association (USPA) for hosting this event.
Here is a breakdown of my lifts that day:
Squats: 535, 573, 606 lbs – 606 lbs was my best for day
Bench: 385, 407, 423 lbs – 385 lbs was my best for the day – missed both 2nd and 3rd attempts at lock out, SO CLOSE!
Deadlifts: 573, 617, 655 lbs – 617 lbs was my best for the day
Total: 1609 lbs – this was a 33 lbs personal record for me on my total.
I hit my goal for this meet in squats – was disappointed in my bench, but was pleased with my deadlift.
Every competition teaches me something. Upon reflection of this contest, I should have chosen a smaller jump for my third attempt in the deadlift, but I was chasing my “181 lbs elite total.” NEXT TIME!