2nd place - New Zealand Powerlifting Championships
So last week I competed in the NZPF National Champs and here's my long overdue breakdown about the event. I weighed in at about 72kg and competed in the U74kg Junior division. Here were my attempts:
Squat went pretty good with a 10kg competition PB. The 190kg felt way more comfortable than I expected so I went for the big 200kg on the 3rd attempt. Ended up missing it because I got over excited and didnt remain grounded enough. I accidentally changed my setup and ended up losing tightness out of the bottom as a result.
The bench press didn't go too well for me. I opened up with a very comfortable 100kg. I was originally aiming for 110kg on my third but that 105kg sent me back down to earth (twice).
Deadlifts were equally as disappointing with the fact that I had huge expectations going in. I was planning on setting a new junior record in the kg class with a 243kg pull. The day had dragged on and those previous missed attempts really took a toll on my nervous system. In the warm up room my lifts were feeling slow and I felt like passing out after each warm up that was 200+. There was even a point where I was actually getting kinda scared that I would miss my opener of 230 and bomb out, however when the time came I actually got it up without much difficulty at all. I went for the record attempt on my 2nd feeling pretty invincible; had my head in the game and all that shit. Broke it off the floor but just couldn't follow through haha. By then I was exhausted and my body was a wreck so I ended up passing my 3rd attempt.
What's next for me? Hmmm Oceanias looks tempting...