it was time to put my wpc worlds thread to sleep, so here we go with a new adventure
finally met jj at db today and gave him some cash. got there and there was a crew in full blown bench mode, about 10 guys and a couple women on 3 benches. tim, who i met at worlds and jj and his wife were squatting - she's pretty strong, i've seen her compete before. jj is an 800+ squatter.
met clay brandenberg - the other owner w jj. clay is, how do i say this, large. like 5'11" 400 lbs large. he's benched 932 in an apf meet. yep, 932. he's worth a google. there was a little filipino kid, about 145 lbs doing a shirted 365 like it was nothing. i was pretty impressed and by that i mean a little intimidated by the weights these guys were throwing around. there were a couple obv bench only guys that were just brutally strong. big clay was coaching everybody up after they did their set.
i've been to db before watching a meet, but this was the first time i've seen it in an everyday setup. they have everything freakin thing one needs, every bar, band and chain. ghr - a nice one too, two monos and i think 3 racks. 3 comp benches and db's up to 200. not a lot of floor space but every toy a powerlifter needs. they're having an in house meet jan 18, i'm not gonna compete but i'll be there trying to get to know everybody. having trained by myself for my entire life, it's gonna be a big adjustment for me training w a crew. no more in and out of the gym in 50 minutes, i'm guessing everyday is going to be a couple hours at least. have to plan more food, stay on the kid to get her homework done blah blah.
but around here, these are the big boys. and if you wanna be one of the big boys, you have to find and train with them. the board on the wall is mighty impressive. i think tim said there's 3 world record holders here.
i plan on starting to squat w the bar this week and see where it goes. i haven't done anything but air squat since worlds, this will be interesting. i don't plan on being ready to squat for nationals in may, so i'll prolly do bench only and dl only. we'll see. the goal is to do full power at worlds in west palm beach this year, so this log will be pretty boring squat wise until the middle of the year. there's gonna be a lot of rehab in the early part of this so bear w me.
i'll be going to db on tuesday, don't know what the plan is yet jj said a crew gets there about 5.
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Subbed for the 600lb reverse band two board pressin.
You'll get a kick out of this; Alex said his resolution was to be less cranky. It lasted less than 2 minutes.
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