I competed in my first powerlifting meet!!!

paj315
paj315 Posts: 335 Member
Yesterday I competed in my first powerlifting and it was pretty cool! I was super nervous but I think the nerves helped me!
I had my brother video all the lifts here's a link if anyone is interested in watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XNcwCrRo28

It was a small meet there was only one womens division with 9 competitors.

My first attempt squat was 210 which in hindsight was probably too low and it was a good lift. 2nd squat lift was 225 and it went up way easy so I set my third attempt at 240 (which was a PR) and it went up way too easy as well. I was totally kicking myself for not going higher!

Bench is my weakest lift. I started at 100 lbs and it was good and went to 115 for the 2nd lift (which was a PR) and it was also good so then I tried to go for 130 for the 3rd attempt and it was a fail.

For the Deadlift I also started too low on it. I started at 225 which is 50 lbs below what my current pr was. and it was way way way easy. went to 260 for the 2nd and it was also too easy. so for the third I decided to put it all out there and go for 300, which would have been a 25 pound PR, I got it up but just could not lock it out. Also I always do a double overhand grip and that was WAY too much weight for that and my grip was slipping.

Overall I'm pretty proud of how I did and looking forward to my next competition which is a strongman in August!
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  • Pmagnanifit
    Pmagnanifit Posts: 665 Member
    Awesome
  • Willbenchforcupcakes
    Willbenchforcupcakes Posts: 4,955 Member
    Fantastic!
  • chrisdavey
    chrisdavey Posts: 9,836 Member
    well done. It is a great sport!
  • Laughter_Girl
    Laughter_Girl Posts: 2,226 Member
    That's awesome!! I'm very impressed. I will check out the video.
  • skittlesnhoney
    skittlesnhoney Posts: 651 Member
    That's awesome! WTG!
  • annie61702
    annie61702 Posts: 120 Member
    Well, I wanted to see your video, but it says you have not made it available on mobile, so I can't watch it on my iPad. Can you change the setting? Anyway, congrats! What an awesome accomplishment!
  • paj315
    paj315 Posts: 335 Member
    Well, I wanted to see your video, but it says you have not made it available on mobile, so I can't watch it on my iPad. Can you change the setting? Anyway, congrats! What an awesome accomplishment!

    I think I got it changed now!
  • JoRocka
    JoRocka Posts: 17,551 Member
    CONGRATS!!!! that's awesome!!!- also the PR squat was fabulous!!! You did great!

    I just filled the paper work out this morning for my first meet (it'll be in June)- kind of excited myself!
  • 12by311
    12by311 Posts: 1,719 Member
    Great job! Even though I read your results, when I watched the vid I was saying "COME ON!" on your last bench and dead.

    LOL is that weird?
  • b_ray_73
    b_ray_73 Posts: 110 Member
    Congrats, you did great!!
  • meeulk
    meeulk Posts: 246 Member
    Woohoo!
  • silverinc13
    silverinc13 Posts: 216 Member
    Those are awesome numbers!! Congrats!
  • DavPul
    DavPul Posts: 61,406 Member
    well done!
  • skippygirlsmom
    skippygirlsmom Posts: 4,433 Member
    Awesome!!!
  • No_Finish_Line
    No_Finish_Line Posts: 3,662 Member
    impressed that you had the balls to even compete. well done!
  • George_Baileys_Ghost
    George_Baileys_Ghost Posts: 1,524 Member
    Bad *kitten*! Congrats!
  • odusgolp
    odusgolp Posts: 10,477 Member
    Rock on!
  • CallMeCupcakeDammit
    CallMeCupcakeDammit Posts: 9,375 Member
    Congratulations on getting out there, and getting that squat PR!
  • Gholmar
    Gholmar Posts: 37
    Wow! You're strong. Way to go!

    Fixed.

    Great job OP!