Exciting stuff! Turns out I deadlifted a few more pounds than I thought- one of the draw backs of not wanting to know how much weight is on the bar during the meet. The spreadsheet is a bit confusing at first glance. Keep in mind that it’s all in Kilos so you have to multiply everything by 2.2 for it to make sense. The first couple of columns have to do with weight classes, then it moves into the squat attempts. You get three attempts and they use a minus (-) sign to show if you missed a lift. I missed my second squat attempt at 90 kilos, but made it on the third try. Next is the bench. I made my first two lifts and missed the last one at 70 kilos (grrrr, that still burns me- should have had that one). Then the dead lift. I made all three lifts including the last lift at 130 kilos or 286 pounds!
Toward the end of the spreadsheet you see a few more confusing columns. One says PL total (power lifting), it’s your total for all three lifts. Notice how I’m only off the leader by 2.5 kilos? But then go to the next column…Wilks Pts. That’s where they factor in your body weight with your lifts. The winner (darn Canadians) weighs almost 20 pounds less than me. So even though she only had me by a few Kilos….in reality, she kicked my arse. Yep, pretty much mopped the floor with me. Hence my internal struggle to either lose weight or lift more. So far I’m opting for trying to lift more ; )
Fire up for more squats tonight!