Tried on my Metal IPF V-Type to do some squatting today. It’s tough to get the legs on, but I can do it. I can’t get both straps up, and didn’t have any help, so squatted with the straps down. Worked up to a pretty easy 405 single after not squatting for about a month, so that’s OK.
Struggled to hit depth in the suit, and it’s pitching me forward a bit. When I used a box, I was falling on to the box. That’s a signal that my hamstrings and glutes are a weak link. My lower back is also fried.
After that, called it a day.
I’m re-evaluating the meet. I’m a month away, and I’m not really prepared. I don’t know my gear, and my raw lifts aren’t where they need to be after having such an inconsistent training cycle. Frankly, I don’t feel like I’ve earned the right to be there and take up a spot. Maybe my attitude will change after a few good training sessions. I’ll decide by the end of the week, most likely.
Assuming I stay healthy, I am still planning on the USAPL MD State Championships in late November, assuming they set a date soon enough for me to plan for it (often the MD USAPL meets are announced 8 weeks in advance or less.)