Not exactly the total I was shooting for, but it was a huge PR and broke my old world record total @ 308 by 25kgs/55lbs. I also broke the all time world record raw squat w/ wraps @ 308 on my 2nd attempt with 1,003lbs and re broke it again on my 3rd and took the highest world record of all time with 1,025lbs. The two 1,000+lb squats took a lot out of me. My bench was down a little bit and I stayed conservative and went for a number I knew I could get and called for 250kg/551lbs on my 3rd attempt. I missed my opener pull because I came too far back on my heals at lock out and ended up falling backwards. Rather than re taking something I knew I could do easily, I jumped to 848 to break the 2,400lb mark with a 2,425lb total. I unfortunately felt a little pop in my upper right hamstring on my 2nd attempt pull and was un able to try a 3rd attempt. It’s nothing too serious, just a minor tear I’m assuming, but it was enough for me to pass on my 3rd and call it there. Definitely could have gone over 2,450 if was able to try for a 3rd attempt pull.
2 Weeks from competition…
This was my last heavy bench session before my meet in 3 weeks. I’ll basically just be de loading from now until then. The last 3 attempts I did for this session will be very close to my attempts at the meet. Within 2.5-5kg most likely. I worked up to 250kg for a paused single. It was definitely a lot harder than I expected it to be, but this was the most I’ve ever paused in training so I was happy with that. Coming off a de load into the meet, I think I’ll be good for at least 252.5kg there for a PR.
This was my last heavy squat session before my meet in 3 weeks. I just practiced some more heavy singles trying to get them dialed in for the meet. Everything felt great for this training session and went according to plan. After this training session, I’m confident I’ll finally break 1,000+lbs at my meet.