16 Feb Zane Geeting, Friday night, meet prep squat with Video
I’m currently training to make my comeback to the platform for the XPC finals at the Arnold Classic this March. Its been close to 2 years since I’ve posted a total, and I’m looking forward to changing that.
I didn’t squat last week because my left hip was bugging me. I know I’m not going to total big at this meet, the goal is just to make it through and hit something in the 2100-2200 range at 220. If I can do that for my first one back, I’ll be very happy. I know I’m off by 100 lbs. or more on both my squat, and my bench, what happens with the deadlift will be interesting to see as my left biceps is partially torn in the muscle/tendon junction. This is usually my underhand, so I’ll be hook gripping at the meet, with no time to train it between now and then, lol.
We squatted around 9pm Friday night and it was cold as hell, wind chills were well below zero all day long. It took a while to get things warmed up and going, but here’s how they went once I was able to.
Fat man rows and push ups
worked up to 350×1 raw
worked up to 530×1
710×1 (video says 730, but I’m pretty sure it was 710. This will be around a last warm up)
800×1 (this will be a little heavier than an opener)
820×1 (this will be in the range of a second attempt)
I’m pretty happy with the way these went considering the fact that it was frigid cold and I was 15-16 hours into my day when I started putting weight on the bar. I’m still not happy with my gear situation (5+ year old suit and briefs) but its the best I’ve got at the moment and I’m making it work. I figure I’ll be good for this or more come meet day, with better conditions all the way around.
I worked up to 515×1 in briefs with straps. This was to test the biceps that I tore 6 days earlier. This was my gauge to see if it was still realistic to do the meet. This is the first time I’ve pulled since the little tune-up meet I did in January. I still felt strong enough for what the weights were, and the biceps didn’t seem to be aggravated from the pulling. I may go a little heavier next week, or I may just roll into the meet and see what happens.
That was the end of it. I did what I needed to and feel my squat is dialed in for the meet. Even though my gear is not giving me the rebound I’m looking for (mostly the briefs) I’m still happy with where Im at considering all the circumstances.[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”][author title=”About the Author”]