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9th Annual USAPL American Open Powerlifting Championships

By Paulie T-Shirts

This past weekend I had the pleasure of competing in the 9th Annual USAPL American Open Powerlifting Championships. I competed Raw in the 125kg weight class. I had a great time and I was happy to share the event with my beautiful and supportive wife Rebecca S, strength coach extraordinaire and training partner Jeremy F, the real Hebrew Hammer Avi S, marvelous Margie L, Jack L where the L stands for Lionheart, and my training partner Mike T who  managed my numbers and kept my eye on the prize. I hit PRs in all of my lifts with almost a 25lbs jump in my dead lift. 100% white lights except for last attempt at the bench press where I just could not lock it out. Today, I feel like I got hit by a freight train but I wouldn’t trade that feeling for anything (except maybe a million bucks). Train hard, train smart, and lift heavy! Get out there and compete, you’ll thank me and yourself for doing it.

Paulie's Lifts

LIFTS1st ATTEMPT2nd ATTEMPT3rd ATTEMPTTOTAL
TOTAL612.5kg (1350.3lbs)
SQUAT185kg (407.9lbs) 210kg (463.0lbs)215kg (474.0lbs)
BENCH PRESS125kg (275.6lbs)137.5kg (303.1lbs)142.5kg (314.2lbs)
DEAD LIFT230kg (507.1lbs)250kg (551.2lbs)260kg (573.2lbs)

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