So I had to sit down and make a choice Saturday.
After hobbling in pain after squatting 365, I sat down and decided I would withdraw from this meet. With everything I have going on personally in my life, and my leg in constant pain, I felt like it was the right decision. It wasn't an easy decision to make because me and my daughter have been training in preparation for it for months now.
But my goal for a while has been to go 1800 beltless. My bench is there, my deadlift is there, and the one lift I've always been able to count on isn't. But that's life sometimes. I don't see a need to go spend a bunch of money for travel, room, and food to go 1700 or what not.
So I talked to Bill Carpenter and asked if he would use my entry fee as credit towards another meet. This would give me time to get the leg healthy, and boost my bench and dead even more. It would also give me the chance to fly home and spend some time with my mom and dad in the next few weeks. And that's something I really need to do.
Overall I feel like it's the right choice. Hannah is also excited about training for muscle mass over the summer so she can go back to school looking jacked.
My goal is still the same as it was before the meet. To become a bigger 242. That means I need to lean up and add 5 pounds or so. This will require some hard ass training. I will be implementing my new mass template for this and I'm excited as hell about that. I also plan on switching gears and hitting some big time rep PR's in the next couple of months.
This situation is kinda like sex with a chic not on birth control. Sucks to have to pull out, but it's the right thing to do.