One minute of video showing the main parts of my whole week of training. These are just the “meat and taters”.....the accessory lifts are starting to tail off now so I can peak as well as possible and maximize recovery. I have two training weeks left and the deload week of the meet. I compete Sunday, June 9 in a USPA Drug-Tested meet. I’ll almost be 45 years old at this meet, and will be competing as a very light 275 lb classic raw lifter...I’ve decided NOT to cut weight, even though I easily could. The numbers I’m chasing are more important to me than to play the stupid fucking “lower weight class, Wilkes” bullshit that powerlifting has become. To each their own, but right now I’m chasing personal records, and don’t give a shit about my Wilkes score, or demonstrating how much I can dehydrate my body.
I’m really hoping to hit a 600+ lb squat, and achieve a 1500+ lb total. I’m a 45 year old drug free man, lifting raw, too high on stress and too low on sleep...these numbers are a pretty good result for an old guy, and I’m going to try like hell to get them.
For those of you who train with me and lend me your energy and support...THANK YOU!! You have no idea how much I value that, and I hope I get this goal met as much for you as for myself. I hope in some small way, my training, competitions, and comittment to continuing to this year after year, even as it gets harder for me to do, inspires or motivates some of you still. Trying to set the example of what I want and expect out of everyone at the gym is a big reason I still compete as frequently as I do. Thank you for all you do for me and for our team.
This of you out in the internet world who support me and follow me and lend words of encouragement and constructive criticism...thank you all very much too!! I know the social media world is overly filled with people lifting weights, competing, etc etc...many of them are so damned impressive too. So for the few of you who still see something worth watching in a raw, masters, drug-free guy....I truly appreciate your time and kind words.