While I might not still be back to 100%, I'm healthy enough to compete bench only. Therefore, I am currently in meet prep, where I will compete at the APF/AAPF Summer Bash on July 29th, 2017. I'll be competing the 132-lb. weight class, multi-ply, where I look to bench press 500+ pounds, yet still mending my low back issues.

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Week nine was a great week of training. Not the greatest week in terms of life, but that happens sometimes. I managed to hit a huge bench press over at Elitefts, and now it's time to start tapering things down to get ready for the meet.

The highlights from this training video:

  • Bench Press PR of 475x1 at Elitefts
  • The fastest I've benched 315 raw
  • Dynamic Effort Squat and Deadlift Improvement
  • Close Grip Bench Press vs Doubled Mini Bands PR - 215x6