Gloria squatted 85/95/ and just missed 105. She benched 45/ red-lighted on 47.5 and then repeated 47.5 for a good lift. She hit all her deadlifts at 97.5/105/ 112.5. Gloria finished with a 255k total lifting raw no belt no wraps in the 52k class. She weighted in at 51.6k.
Yvonne hit every lift for the day beginning with squats of 72.5/82.5/95. She benched 40/42.5/45 and pulled 107.5/115/130. Yvonne finished with a 270k total lifting raw with belt no wraps in the 84k class but weighing in at only 77.3k.
– Pack an actual meal for directly after the weigh-in. We had piles of snacking food but a solid meal would have given us more sustained energy for the very long day ahead.
– Practice benching higher on chest during the lead-up period to an IPF meet. The only challenge that we had with the IPF judging and criteria was being repeatedly called for belly-benching. Neither of my lifters were getting the bar anywhere close to their bellies but they both employed close-to-vertical forearms and a relatively narrow grip as they were both benching raw and because I encourage a moderate width grip in training to develop more overall strength and for shoulder health. I typically have people bench to the lower chest in training and this is what both athletes where trying to do. The judges seemed to be looking for bar contact more in line with the nipples. While one judge repeatedly red-lighted the attempts only one attempt (Gloria’s second) was deemed a bad lift.