I have a powermeet this sunday.

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    Atenza6i New Member

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    Whats up guys.

    I have a high school power meet this coming sunday...i used to compete my freshman and sophmore year when i used to lift a lot, but after over a year and a half of not lifting, and getting back into it about 2 months ago, i decided to see how i do. im a senior now.

    im gonna be maxing in bench, squat, and deadlift

    i'm not sure what i'll max, b/c i havent maxed in 2 years.

    before during sophmore year: was in 225 category
    bench: 245
    squat: 365
    deadlift: 365

    what i do now (these were on different days, and i didnt use a belt for the squats or deadlift):

    bench: first set, i can do 225x6, maybe 7
    squat: after doing 225x5, 275x5, i did 310x6 with a few more left in me
    dead: after doing 225x5, 275x5 was pretty easy, although it seems like it was a lot harder/strenuous than doing 275x5 on squat. (squatting 275x5 was a joke)

    what do you guys think my goals should be? plus, the class im trying to get into is 225 and under. after a small meal (2 chicken breasts and somewhat hydrated) i'm about 224.1. however, fully hydrated, with food in my stomach, ready to lift hard, im about 226/227. im planning on taking laxatives saturday and i'm not sure if this will help or not. my mom says i'll feel really weak afterwards. =/

    any comments on what i should do to get ready for my first powermeet in a while? positive criticisms are definitely accepted. please, nothing like "you're weaksauce and you should break your back doing deadlift"

    thanks in advance.
     
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    bench: 255 or 260
    squat: 365
    dead: 340

    i dunno.. test it out a week before the meet and see what your maxes are?
     
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    I wouldn't max out a week before a meet.

    Also what are you lifting in that has a 225 weight class?

    And whatever you do DO NOT take laxatives to drop weight for a meet.
     
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    a week before? my powermeet is sunday. haha.

    its a highschool meet, it goes like 129 under, 139, 149, 159, 169, 179, 189, 204, 225, 249, 250+.

    im not tryin to kill myself. i just want to see where i am, and maybe score a few points for my school.

    okay, laxatives are out. but for future reference, why?

    bench 250 sounds a bit low for an estimate.

    i'll give you guys an update on sunday.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    225 high school, can you say genetics. Man I got ripped off. How tall are you?
     
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    I think u can shit ur pants.. yeah, i can only bench like 275, and i can get quite a few sets of 6-7 @ 225
    usually like this
    3x5x225
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    haha dude, genetics is RIGHT.

    i'm a fat asian kid.

    i dunno if there is much truth to this, it just seems like its harder for asians to gain muscle.

    5'7 at 225 = tub loads of fat everywhere.

    want pics? although you can't really see muscle...
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    no its cool man, I would say you got a 275 bench in you for sure and a 365 squat, your dead should be 350ish too
     
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    any tips on how i should be eating/drinking the day before and/or the day of the meet? plus, should i take some caffeine before? how much time before, what source?

    i'd also like those types of advices. thanks.
     
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    If you are not to worried about making weight then just eat normal until the meet, then during the meet I suggest a bunch of gatorades and like a couple banana's or protien bars.

    If you are not going to make weight eat light the day before, weigh in asap, then eat a fair amount but not to much to make yourself sick.
     
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    anyone have any advice about caffeine and the pump it'll give me? what about red bull/monster/rock star and any of those energy drinks?
     
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