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RyuuKyuzo
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4/6/2016 10:37:20 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
This has been a fantastic day, mostly because I managed a 40lb personal-record on the deadlift today. This is a huge jump and I really didn't see it coming. The most exciting part about this is this means I now have a very, very good chance at placing 2nd at the Canadian National Powerlifting Championships, whereas prior to today I could only realistically expect to place 5th.

This means I now have a very, very real shot at getting to represent Canada in next year's IPF World Powerlifting Championships. This is blowing my mind, because I really wasn't expecting this. I barely even slept last night and I had no intention of even attempting a max until I finally got to the gym. Now, none of this is certain; it's entirely possible the competition this year will be much steeper than it was last year, but for right now I'm ecstatic and I really can't wait to compete again.

None of this likely means much for most of you, I get it, but just be happy for me, dammit =)
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4/6/2016 10:37:41 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
And just because, here's a video of a 78 year old woman deadlifting 225 for reps.
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4/6/2016 11:40:32 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
Congrats. I hope you're successful moving forward.
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4/6/2016 11:41:56 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 4/6/2016 10:37:20 PM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
This has been a fantastic day, mostly because I managed a 40lb personal-record on the deadlift today. This is a huge jump and I really didn't see it coming. The most exciting part about this is this means I now have a very, very good chance at placing 2nd at the Canadian National Powerlifting Championships, whereas prior to today I could only realistically expect to place 5th.

This means I now have a very, very real shot at getting to represent Canada in next year's IPF World Powerlifting Championships. This is blowing my mind, because I really wasn't expecting this. I barely even slept last night and I had no intention of even attempting a max until I finally got to the gym. Now, none of this is certain; it's entirely possible the competition this year will be much steeper than it was last year, but for right now I'm ecstatic and I really can't wait to compete again.

None of this likely means much for most of you, I get it, but just be happy for me, dammit =)

Congratulations and good luck in your future weight lifting endeavors!
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4/7/2016 2:04:36 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
Dang...that does sound like a really great day.
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4/7/2016 2:47:13 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 4/6/2016 10:37:20 PM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:

Get swole, bra.
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4/7/2016 4:15:28 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 4/6/2016 10:37:20 PM, RyuuKyuzo wrote:
This has been a fantastic day, mostly because I managed a 40lb personal-record on the deadlift today. This is a huge jump and I really didn't see it coming. The most exciting part about this is this means I now have a very, very good chance at placing 2nd at the Canadian National Powerlifting Championships, whereas prior to today I could only realistically expect to place 5th.

This means I now have a very, very real shot at getting to represent Canada in next year's IPF World Powerlifting Championships. This is blowing my mind, because I really wasn't expecting this. I barely even slept last night and I had no intention of even attempting a max until I finally got to the gym. Now, none of this is certain; it's entirely possible the competition this year will be much steeper than it was last year, but for right now I'm ecstatic and I really can't wait to compete again.

None of this likely means much for most of you, I get it, but just be happy for me, dammit =)
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