Zane Geeting, Final Squat and DL session for the XPC finals

I’m currently wrapping up training for my comeback to the platform for the XPC finals at the Arnold Classic in 2 weeks. This will be my first full meet in almost 2 years and I’m really looking forward to posting a total.

Unfortunately I did tear my left biceps in the muscle/tendon junction a couple weeks ago. This is very inopportune timing, but the biceps is still attached for the most part, and I am still doing the meet. We’ll see how that pans out.

This week I was scheduled to work up to a last warm-up or opener on both the squat and dead. I played it by feel and wound up doing the following:

Warm up

BW squat

Fat man rows and push ups

Bird dogs

Black cats


Warmed up to 350 raw




Suit bottom


Full gear

710x1x2 sets (this will be my last warm-up)

– My first single with 710 moved well, but felt like shit. I shifted, lost my air, my nose exploded into a bloody mess, it was awful. On the second single I got my shit straight and stroked the weight like you should stroke a last warm-up. I did this with full commands and to depth.

Deadlift, briefs and straps to protect the biceps

Worked up to a single at 605. Again, this will be my last warm-up on meet day.

– I’m still very unsure of whats going to happen here. My pull is very strong right now, no doubt the strongest its ever been, but I don’t know how I’m going to grip the bar as I’ve never trained with a flipped grip, and I haven’t trained my hook grip in well over a year. I’ve also never pulled over 605 with it either.  So, it will be interesting to say the least.

– I wrapped it up there. No reason to do any more than this at this point. My strength is where it’s going to be come meet day, and my main focus at this point is going in healthy and ready to perform as best as I’m capable of on that day. Unlike meets of the past, there will be no question on my depth, or any other technical aspects of the lifts. The biggest things to be seen are where my strength peaks, and what happens with the torn biceps.

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Zane Geeting

Zane Geeting is a pro multi-ply powerlifter with best lifts of a 935 squat, 625 bench, and 765 deadlift. He is coming back to competitive PL after a year and a half layoff that was a result of several serious injuries including a severe rupture of the right pec that could not be repaired. Zane has an extremely busy schedule that would make most people quit before Friday. He works 55+ hours a week as a finance manager. As a renaissance man, he is also currently restoring a 140 year-old farmhouse and maintaining a hobby farm. Despite all this, Zane still finds time to train 2-3 times per week, as well as coach other lifters.  
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