Saw some good powerlifting at the XPC meet yesterday. The stage was elevated and easy to see the lifters. I got to talk to a bunch of people I hadn’t seen in a while too. The social part of the sport is great and the comradely has always been something. I have to say the day was a success for powerlifting and the meet ran well from my perspective.


Headed to the compound to train like normal this morning. I did get a new test shirt from Metal that is a multiply shirt make with pro and king material. I’m looking forward to testing it out today. Training broke down like this…



Stationary bike (3 minutes), Indian club swings, band pull aparts, reverse grip dumbbell press



Bar for a few

135 for 2 sets of 5 reps

225 for 5 reps

315 for 3 reps

Put on New Metal Shirt

365 air board for 3 reps – unable to touch 3 board

405 for 3 reps to a 3 board- had to break form to touch

455 for 2 reps to a 3 board

495 for 2 reps to a 3 board

545 for a single to a 3 board

585 for a single to a 3 board


Dumbbell rows

90 for 10 reps

150 for 4 sets of 10 reps

Standing military press

95 for 10 reps

135 for 10 reps

155 for 3 sets of 8 reps


I was pleased with today’s bench session. While I haven’t even come close to doing an actual bench press in the new shirt I like it so far. I did end up trimming about an inch and a quarter off the sleeves during the session but still need to get it fitting better. It’s the same size as my Ace but with being new is very ridged. A few more sessions and I think it will be great.