I still got the glasses. Haha
But thanks fearsomefour, I appreciate the kind words. I'm built really well for deadlifts. It's nice because it's much easier to work on building up my squats and bench. My goal is to get a 1411 lbs total under 181 lbs, so I have a lot of work to get to that point. I want to be able to do the Arnold Classic in Columbus next year or the year after that. So lots of work to do. This is only the start.
Ironically, at the meet, I weighed less than when I started college. I'm back up to 185-187 lbs now and will stay there until I cut for my next meet to around the same weight.
It's amazing how much stronger I have been able to get now that I put that as my main focus. I always lifted a lot before, but without the focus on outside things, I'm able to really put all my energy into my lifting related stuff.
I think deadlifting a lot more has helped me too. I used to not do it very much and not like it all because my grip is pretty weak.
I just had a thought. Since I do a lot of focus on lifting and fitness stuff now. I'm open to helping anyone develop strength and fitness plans that they may want to do. I can also help people with their form/mechanics if they share videos with me of them doing different exercises.
I think there is a great community here to look at pitching/throwing mechanics, but I think I can help people out with their form/mechanics on their different lifts and give people some advice of what they can do. I'm not a super expert, but I do know more than the average bear.