The weight is so close to meet weight that Shelby put me on a high carb day today. It's funny, I don't particularly like them when I'm adding size, but having a high day today after only mediums and lows was like Thanksgiving come early. Brown rice with soy sauce and almost 2 cups of oatmeal in chocolate metabolic drive tasted awesome.
Also, I got the day off from cardio for the first time in a few weeks, which was nice.
We might even do one more high carb day before the meet depending on what happens with my weight throughout the week.
Unfortunately, I won't be getting a cheat meal on meet day. Because we haven't had to push the diet as hard this time around leading up to the meet, Shelby doesn't think I "need" the cheat meal. So we're going to do a mix of a high day and a medium day during the meet. I'll see if I can convince him to throw in some potato chips...you know, for the bloat.
Also, this close to the meet, I find it better to just not think about it at times. I get too worked up when I do, so it's better for me to just pretend it's not coming, enjoy the down-time in training and let it come surprise me. But truthfully, I can't fucking wait to deadlift.
Meet Goals and Attempts
My best bench and deadlift at 181lb last February were 275lb and 545lb. If I can get 280-285lb on bench and 555-560lb on deadlift, I'll be happy. My bench will always be shit when I'm this light, but I'm really hoping for a 10lb deadlift PR at the least. Without having to squat before hand, I think this should be possible. A 5lb PR and I almost feel like it's not even worth it for the deadlift. But I'd really love to get a 560lb deadlift. That'd bump me from #41 on PowerliftingWatch.com's rankings for Raw 181 to #28.
Since I really can't build the total in a push/pull meet, I care more about bodweight PRs for the 2 lifts.
Depending on how easy things feel in the warmup room I'm thinking
1st Attempt- 255lb 2nd Attempt- 280lb 3rd Attempt- 280lb for a second shot, or whatever's left
1st Attempt- 500lb-505lb 2nd Attempt- 555lb-560lb 3rd Attempt- Whatever's left. If I miss the second attempt, it's unlikely that I'll come back and get the third. Also, if I feel like I left 5-10lbs on the platform on the 2nd, I'll usually be too fatigued to make up the difference in the 3rd.
Here's my meet from last February.
So close, Matt McGorry
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