TLDR: December PRS Team Meet Recaps

By: 10/20/Journalist

Because it’s what we do, the PRS team had to finish out 2015 with a bang. Or six meets, either way. A number of us qualified for the XPC Finals at the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival. Some of us made serious weight cuts.

Here’s how we did…

[wa-wps]

Morgan Colling

Date: 12/5/2015

Meet: USPA Strong Like Bull Powerlifting Championships

Location: Kansas City, MO

Category: Junior 20-23 Classic Raw

Weight class: 123

Actual body weight: 121

Results: 248/137/286 = 672

Things that went well: I got through it. I was ready to pull out of this meet for various reasons but I’m glad that I didn’t. It actually went much better than I’d planned and I had a lot of fun.

Things to improve for next time: TIMING! I should have known better than to try to prep for a meet when I knew that I wouldn’t be able to give 100%. I’ve had the best training sessions of my life since this meet and I attribute that to proper timing and a solid plan. I’m comin’ for you, Arnie!

Will Kuenzel

Date: 12/12/2015

Meet: RPS Holiday Havoc

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Category: Open Multiply

Weight class: 198

Results: Unfortunately, I bombed in the bench.

Things to improve for next time: Squatting wise, I’m going to work on lowering my bar placement. Previous suits have forced my bar position higher, but with the new Inzer, I won’t have to worry about that. Benching wise, I need to trust my strength more. I opened too light with the shirt too tight. Fixed it on the second, but mids-grooved it. For my third, I raised the weight but didn’t get the shirt jacked enough. Going to actually trust myself a bit more and go heavier in training. I had brought my weight down prior to meet prep and lost about 20 pounds. I was worried that it would have affected my bench more than it did; it didn’t and I was too hesitant. Not next time.

 

Crystal McCullough

Date: 12/12/2015

Meet: RPS Holiday Havoc

Location: Fayetteville, NC

Category: Open Raw

Weight class: 148

Actual body weight: 146.4

Results: 300/160/330 = 790

Things that went well: I had an amazing handler, Todd, and a killer support team in Lisa and Byrd who were there and Paltos on FaceTime as well as my family and my athletes. I totaled 790, qualifying me for the XPC Finals at the Arnold.

Things to improve for next time: I have a lot of work ahead of me leading into the Arnold on learning to finish in my bench. I had 170 on my 3rd attempt, and there’s no reason that I shouldn’t have had it. Byrd told me to flare my elbows, which I didn’t understand until after the fact. I have pulled 352 at a meet successfully, so I wasn’t satisfied with missing 350. I’ve never pulled sumo more than just in accessory work, so I would like to get more comfortable with it as well.

Link to meet write-up: READ HERE

Jason Pegg

Date: 12/6/2015

Meet: RPS Lexen Xtreme XXX

Location: Columbus, OH

Category: Open Raw

Weight class: SHW

Actual body weight: 314

Results: 775/200/675 = 1650

Link to meet write-up: READ HERE

Marc Tejero

Date: 12/6/2015

Meet: RPS Lexen Xtreme XXX

Location: Columbus, OH

Category: Open Multiply

Weight class: 148

Actual body weight: 148.2

Results: 650/425/600 PR = 1675 for best multiply lifter

Things that went well: Made weight easily cutting from 152 and made a deadlift PR.

Things to improve for next time: I was too small for my squat gear – need to be closer to 158 during my Arnold training cycle (already sitting at 160). I trained too heavy during my training cycle; Beth Thomas is doing my programming for the Arnold. Don’t eat anything new on meet day! I ate a bunch of Cap’n Crunch after my squat and felt like shit, which killed my bench (haven’t eaten cereal in 10 years). Recovered in time to pull a deadlift PR, but lowered my deadlift opener just to make sure that I finished the meet.

Chad Walker

Date: 12/5/2015

Meet: APF Gulf Coast Winter Bash

Location: Newport Richie, FL

Category: Open Multiply

Weight class: 308

Actual body weight: 305

Results: 1003/672/804

Things that went well: Everything went smoove. Brian and Byrd even drove down to help handle my meat. Great dudes!

Link to meet write-up READ HERE

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