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Athlete Journal, Entry 56 - Powerlifting Meet Highlights

 

I had a great training week and wrapped it up by running a powerlifting meet at my gym. Here are some of the highlights from the event. First up is Adrian Larsen hitting a 573 raw bench, which is only 8lbs shy of the All-Time Raw record at his class:

 

Breaking Muscle Shop

 

And Shawn Doyle hitting a huge milestone with a 2105 Total Raw:

 

 

MONDAY

Various mobility work and prep of shoulders

 

Mace Swings

4 sets

 

Bench Press

135x10

185+100x5

225+100x5

315+100x3

365+100x2,2,2,2,2

 

Incline Bench w/Chain

135+100x16,12,8

 

Grappler Shoulder Press (1 arm)

X12,12,12

 

Overhead Band Extension

#3x20,20

 

WEDNESDAY

Mobility and prehab x 15min

 

Squat

135x5

135+100x5

225+100x3

315+100x3

405+100x3

495+100x3

600+100x1,2,2,2,2

 

1 Leg Adductor Press

290x16,16

 

Band Bad Girls

X30,30,30

 

FRIDAY

Deadlift

135x5

225x5

315x3

405x1

495x1

585x1

705x1

 

Band Resisted Dimel Deadlift for speed

145+#1, doubled x20,20,20

 

1 Arm Dumbbell Rows

100x20

150x25

 

Pullups Neutral Grip

Bodyweight x12,12

 

SATURDAY

Ran a powerlifting competition at the gym.

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