So we finally had our RPS, King of Spring powerlifting competition here at our new facility at NBS. For myself, I would say all in all it was a pretty good meet. I don’t think that everyone on the team would say the same, but I would without a doubt say that we all went out there and did the best we could. For a lot of lifters, it was their first meet, which can always be nerve wrecking. The only thing that matters in the end is what were you able to take away from this experience to help yourself in the future.
I ended going 7 for 9 with all of my lifts. I missed my 3rd attempt squat, and my 3rd attempt bench press. Had I hit my squat, it would’ve been a nice little 15lb pr. I hit my 3rd attempt bench in our training cycle fairly easy, but it just wasn’t there on meet day. I was able to pull it together on my third attempt deadlift hitting 500lbs. Best squat was 460, best bench was 280. I think everyone was feeling a little run down towards the end seeing as how the meet started at 9am, and didn’t end until about 8:30 pm. On top of all of this, I did about a 13lb water cut the week of the meet, which you can read about in my other teammates blog We had a couple of ladies here at NBS hit elite totals in their first meet, which is pretty cool, as well as one that hit a 200lb bench and another who hit a 410lb squat!
I just want to say how proud I am of everyone and how they did on competition day. It is more than a privilege to be surrounded with all of the incredible people that I get to be around on a daily basis. I couldn’t ask for a better support system, than the one that is provided here. I know not everyone had the meet that they had planned for, but all the more sweeter it will be when you do have things go your way. You only really lose if you don’t learn something from your experience.
In closing, I would like to thank everyone who made this day possible. Many people do not realize the amount of work that goes in to making these things happen, and we have the best people in the city of Memphis working hard to provide the best gym in Memphis. Thank you to all who helped make the meet a reality, as well as everyone who helped out to move everything into the new facility. Great things are in store for NBS.