Meet Recap: After a meet prep that required an emergency deload 3 weeks out, Brandon brought it all together at the USAPL Missouri State Championships and executed to perfection with a 9 for 9 day and 60lb. PR Total! This meet prep was rough due to an increased work schedule and Brandon’s normal fatigue patterns just kind of going out the window. It would have been really easy for him to throw in the towel at any point, but he didn’t have any quit in him and it paid off. Brandon finished the day with a 535lb. squat, 402lb. bench press, and a 556lb. deadlift with more in the tank as evidenced by some post meet yolos of a 418lb. bench press and 572lb. deadlift! He was able to take the week off work leading into the meet, so as we expected he got a large peaking effect from that. I err on the side of caution there though, because to assume a large strength increase will happen is an easy way to stumble upon 5 for 9 day if the worst case happens. Come deadlifts though it was obvious he was just on that day, so we took the high option and he still smoked it!

Division: Open

Weight Class: 105kg

Squat: 535lbs.

Bench: 402lbs.

Deadlift: 556lbs.

Total: 1493lbs.

Coach: Steve

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