2010 NASA South Texas State

Alvin, Texas
May 29, 2010
I weighed in at 236.8lbs.
1st Attempt – 474lbs
2nd Attempt – 524lbs
3rd Attempt – 562lbs miss
1st Attempt – 358lbs
2nd Attempt – 369lbs miss
3rd Attempt – passed
1st Attempt – 600lbs
2nd Attempt – 633lbs miss
3rd Attempt – passed
I placed 1st in the Master 1 242lbs Division.
Thanks to Henry for wrapping my knees and helping me at the meet and thanks to my awesome daughter Jordan for videoing my lifts. Not my best meet, but not bad considering I lost 10lbs in 12 days and did the meet on short notice (a week). I think I could have tied my performance from the Arnold if I had opened lighter on the bench and deadlift. I was 3lbs lighter than I was at the Arnold.
After the meet I enjoyed a nice Memorial Day weekend with my daughter. We went to Galveston Island and went to a water park and went on a ghost tour of Galveston. We had a really good time.


Static stretching (lower body)
315×2 <-- add belt 365x1 <-- add Inzer knee sleeves 405x1 Since NASA allows knee wraps, I will be using knee wraps at the meet. I currently don't have 2 meter knee wraps and used my Inzer knee sleeves to get some practice so I would be ready to squat with knee wraps on Saturday.

USAPL Raw Nationals Update

I decided on Friday to not compete at USAPL Raw Nationals. This is due to changing my focus to my health and the weight loss required to optimize my health. Since I have type 2 diabetes, reducing my body fat levels will improve my diabetes control and possibly reverse it. Abdominal fat or more specifically visceral fat, which is internal and surrounds the organs can cause type 2 diabetes and other health related problems. This type of fat impairs liver function and having hepatitis C, it is imperative that I lose weight. Having hepatitis C prevents me from taking oral diabetes medications and leaves me with the option of taking insulin, which my physician was recommending. I one weeks time I have made good progress by going back to a low carb diet. My physician said he will hold off on his recommendation of insulin since my progress is good. I have a follow up in 4 to 6 weeks. Deciding to not compete at Raw Nationals was a tough decision, but now since I am not competing, it has taken the pressure off and gives me the chance to improve my health. I have allowed powerlifting to get in they way of my health. It is not powerlifting that has caused my diabetes control to be lax, but an excuse. I feel like if I would have tried to reach my health goals and compete at Raw Nationals both would be adversely affected. I don’t want to do a national level meet with a high possibility of not performing well. Since I was half way through my training cycle for Raw Nationals and wanted to test my strength, I will be competing in a NASA meet in Alvin, TX on Saturday.