Written by Zack on March 29th, 2010
I don’t know where to start with my recap…it was quite a day.
I guess I’ll start with I felt very good going into this contest. I had my diet spot on, and I dropped from 283 3 weeks out to right at 275 the day before the contest. Josh and I had gone to the gym 3 times that week just to stay loose and limber. I noticed at the beginning of the week I had a slight cold, but I wasn’t worried about it, but instead of getting better it got worse! The night before the meet I slept about 3 hours and felt horrible, but I’m not the type of guy that cares much for excuses so I knew I would just have to fight through it.
Squats – I felt really shakey starting out with a 573, but I got it easy. Next was 606 and then I finished with 628! A huge 23# PR for me.
Bench – I had very low energy after a long break. I opened with 440, then got 463 for my second. Staying with our program I went for something I’d never attempted – 479. It went down good and I got it 6 inches off my chest, but I couldn’t lock it out…I should have had it! – My only miss of the meet.
Deadlift – After bench I did some eating and I had more energy for deadlift. As a matter of fact – I felt great! and Strong! I changed my opener from 595 to 606 – smoked it. Next was 633 – I struggled a bit with it. Last lift of the meet and I was going for 650! I was amped up and I wanted this lift bad! I went up to the bar, grabbed, pulled, and got to my sticking point when I could feel my arm tearing. I knew that I was hurt and that it was too late to put the bar down so I struggled through and got the lift! A big PR for me!
So in the end I had my best meet ever. I won best lifter for the 3rd year in a row, hit 2 PRs and increased my ELITE total. BUT – the tearing I felt on the deadlift was bicep tendon. It is 80% ruptured and now I’m preparing for surgery and recovery.