Here are some facts about my meet that you should know to help you understand this story. The meet organizer, Jimmy – probably in coordination with Porter – decided to hold it Saturday, April 19. If they got a lot of entries (last year I think there were 50?) then they could break it into two days: lightweights and women on Sat, bigger guys on Sun.
They started to get a ton of entries. This was when someone pointed out that this was Easter weekend. Jimmy did an informal poll and realized that no-one wanted to lift on Easter. So he capped the meet at 70 lifters. About 3 months ago, Porter had already started warning/pestering people that the meet was filling up.
Today I saw Future State Champ. His old “trainer” Jose has disappeared from the gym. Now FSC trains with this new guy, but FSC is the dominant one in this relationship. I always say hi to FSC, but finally introduced myself to the new guy so I could find out his name and not look like I was ignoring him. Then had this awkward interaction:
Me [to FSC]: So you still with that girl? (cute spandex blond he lifted with b4 Jose)
FSC: Yeah, man.
Me: Oh, that’s cool; you’re still together; you guys just don’t work out together. So now you work out with Dirk instead, huh?
(FSC and Dirk look at each other)
Me: No… I mean that’s cool.
Me: So you, uh, getting ready for the meet?
FSC: Yup, just sent my entry form in the other day.
Me: Did you hear anything back from them?
FSC: No…should I have?
Me: Wait – you mailed it in?
FSC: Like Monday. It said if they didn’t get it by the 11th, there’d be a $25 late fee.
Me: You didn’t hear that the meet filled up like two months ago?
FSC: Oh man. Really?
Kind of like wanting to stay on unemployment so showing up to a job interview dressed in cutoffs and flipflops.
Weight: 190.2 (+2)
MRS: 45×5, 135×4, 225×3, 275×2, 315, 345, 365
LBS: 225×2, 315, 365, 405, 435, 445; 405×2
Right hamstring kind of achy when squatting. A bit alarming. Very tight and will try stretching throughout day.
Medium Grip Bench: 45×10, 95×6, 145×4, 195×3, 245×2, 295×2, 325, 345, 360, 370
Slingshot Bench: 385, 405, 390×2
last slingshot b4 meet
Med Grip Bench: 345×2
Sumo Deadlift: 8 sets, all PRs, up to 445 from 1.5″
last day of regular deadlifts, tomorrow i’ll pull with monster bands and that’s it till the meet.
Time: 2:30, wife at home now actually sick. Boy is better but stayed home from school. Baby probably watched babyish DVDs in her playyard for like 10 hours today while wife laid on the couch. I’m a great family man.