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Review of the 2016 Memphis Classic Meet

Here it is, the Thursday after the weekend of our competition, and I’m finally starting to feel normal again. Well, except for my aching biceps from the “bro” session that me and my training partners did yesterday. It was nothing but shoulders, triceps, and biceps. Anyways, Saturday ended up actually being a pretty good meet day. Not just for me, but for my training partners as well.

I ended up going 8/9 on all of my lifts, just missing my last and final deadlift. I should’ve had it, but I was slightly hesitant before pulling it, and I think it got in my head just a little bit. Oh well, I had a pretty good day, so I can’t complain. I ended up with a 540 squat, a 315 bench, and a 525 deadlift. I was super excited about the bench because I have been wanting that for quite some time now, and the first time I hit it was in this competition. I was pretty much blown away by the improvement in my squat. I ended up adding about 80lbs to my squat, 20lbs to my bench, and about 25lbs to my deadlift from my previous 1 rep maxes.

As of right now I don’t have any immediate plans for a meet. I will probably wait until next spring, or summer to do my next competition. I will probably take this time to get my body composition back in check, and lean out just a bit. Hopefully at my next meet, I can put up some even bigger numbers then I did on Saturday, and possibly get an elite total at 198.

With another competition in the books, I just want to say how grateful I am for everyone who made this day possible. I especially want to thank my training partners for always pushing me to be better, even if I’m not having the greatest day. That’s the type of stuff that good friends, and training partners are made of. I also want to give a big thank you to everyone who came out to support the lifters, and everyone who has followed along with me for the past year. More to come.

Below is a video of my 3rd attempt squat at 540.

 

 

Here is a video of my 3rd attempt bench at 315.

 

Video of my 2nd attempt deadlift at 525.

 

My 3rd attempt deadlift at 540 (miss)

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