After a long period of training and some minor injuries, it was now time for a competition, the District Championships in Umeå this weekend. For a long time I´ve been waiting for a chance to try pulling the record weight 327.5 kg so the plan was to go quite easily in the squat and benchpress to save some strength for the deadlift.
I opened with two easy lifts in a large squatsuit, wrapping myself in the first squat. First 300 kg and then 310 kg and then I passed on the last lift. I benchpressed 200 kg, 210 kg and 215 kg and it felt easy. I nailed my opener at 305 kg in the deadlift and then went for the Swedish record in the second attempt with 327.5 kg and pulled it. I even tried to pull 330 kg in my last attempt but then I had cramps in the right side of the abdomen and back so I didn´t get a good start. I pulled it to the knees but it was a little too heavy. The total was: 852,5 kg.
Well, now I have all four Master-I records (squat, benchpress, deadlift & total) and the Open-record in the deadlift. In addition I got the gold in the weight class and became best male lifter on Wilks points. So now new goals are set for Natonals, in Pitå, in January!